Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Standing at the corner waiting for Jon when I saw this.  

Thought it was too cute not to share.  Hope today finds you all well.



Here we are at Moskito - our neighborhood restaurant and bar.  As you can see I haven't quite figured out my phone yet but it was too funny not to share.  And yes, the light was REALLY bright.  :o)


Monday, February 27, 2012

I'm Beat!

I am so tired I can hardly see straight.  And I have a feeling this post is going to be even worse than my posts usually are but at least you guys will get a little update.  So here goes.

Today's mission was to look into daycare options for Alessandra.  You see, I can't start taking German classes at the language school until I have daycare lined up for my little Sweet Pea.  So I got the ball rolling because I really want to be able to eves drop on the tram.  ;o)

There is a daycare right around the corner which would be so convenient.  I made a few calls today and discovered that they are an exclusive bilingual daycare and they actually have an opening.  The weird thing was that the daycare provider told me she would have to get approval from the parents to bring Alessandra in, which I thought was pretty strange, but then again that just may be how they do it here.  Anywho, I called and found out that it would be about 600 euro a month.


This seems a bit on the pricey side.  I'm hoping for that price that there is some sort of guarantee that Alessandra would be fluent in English and German by 2 while already having a solid grasp of fine art, ballet, and chemical engineering.

So what do you think?  Is this about right, or is it way to expensive? How much do you, or the people you know, pay for daycare?

With that I'm headed to bed - actually I'm already lying in bed but I'm going to shut down the computer now and go to sleep.

Later Spater Alligator!!!


Sunday, February 26, 2012


Yesterday we received slightly bad news.  Because of a glitch in our phone companies system we won't be getting internet for another ten days. 

Needless to say I was pretty bummed.  But, the good news is, we'll  get our first month of internet for free and Jon set blogger up on my phone.  So I can send you little bits of sweetness and sunshine like this. 

So all in all we're making progress.  I have so much to tell you and catch you up on.  But for now, dinner calls.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Officially a Walker

On Christmas she took her first steps.  She was trying to get the computer while we were skyping with Grampa and Granny.  Since then she has been unstoppable.  Using her ladybug as a walker to help her get from point A to point B.  After that she graduated to being more like a chubby kid at the skating rink.  Bouncing along the wall so she'd have something to grab onto.   But today she's done it - she's officially walking.  Not using her walker or the wall but having the courage to just go for it.  

Go Alessandra, Go!!!!


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

We Need a Calendar

Every year for Christmas MK/Oma always gives us calendars.  
This year we didn't get any, and boy do we need one.  

We woke up at about 7:45 just like every other day since the move.  We snuggled in bed for a bit chatting about dreams, plans, and agendas.  Jon got ready for work, Alessandra and I ate breakfast.  We said our goodbyes.  Jon made it to the office by 9:00 like he does on most mornings.  He settled in to a fine days work when one of his coworkers walked in and exuberantly greeted everybody with a "Happy February!"  Jon grumbled about how quickly the year was going by and how he couldn't believe it was already February when it hit him.  "Wait! It's February, like February 1st!  Shoot!  It's my anniversary!"  All of his coworkers gave him a very supportive "OOOO - Did you forget? - You're in trouble!"

He went outside and called me.  Ring... Ring...  "Hello" "I didn't forget" Jon blurted.  "Forget what?" I said.  "It's February 1st."  Jon said.  OH!  Shoot!  Well, Happy Anniversary!?!  I said sheepishly.  "Man, we need a calendar!"

Normally I would have my computer that I would get on at least once a day but without internet I wasn't doing that.  So, I didn't have my computer to tell me what day it was and I didn't have a calendar to tell me what day it was so Jon and I snuck into nine years of marriage without any bells or whistles, parties or presents.  And you know what we both survived.

I did get a beautiful bouquet of flowers delivered to my door, oh, and an IKEA kitchen.  So really, this was our biggest anniversary to date.  I mean how many girls get a kitchen for their anniversary, not many I think.  ;o)  But we definitely need to pick up a couple calendars (or MK you need to send us some) so we don't forget to celebrate the rest of the holidays this year.