Friday, January 25, 2008

The things we say

I dropped Keanna off in her classroom today and then Ayla and I began our slow journey to the car. We passed a few boys in Keanna's class who began speaking to me. I did not understand them. I then proceeded to tell them with my best German pointing to Ayla "Keanna's Sister." My remarks were received with a blank stares followed with the boys laughter. Their reaction was not expected so I took a moment to review our conversation. I then realized that I probably said "Keanna's ....(insert 4 letter cuss word)." I felt guilty for swearing in front of a 4 year old and decided to not use "sister" in my German vocabulary for awhile.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Coffee and Tea

Today as I dropped off Keanna at school all the German ladies were standing around talking and drinking coffee. One of the ladies invited me! I froze and then asked for Herbal Tea! I joined the women as they patiently listened to me slaughter the few German words that I know. Apparently, they get together every other week on Mittwoch. One of the women brings the coffee, tea and tea cups. I am so excited and I will now be looking for an inexpensive tea set, so I can host one of these socials. I think I might ask Vanessa our favorite babysitter to teach me how to make coffee. I am so exicted!

the reason I love blogging

I have been trying to figure out why I am obsessed with blogging and I figured it out. In Portland I always had a good friend who lived directly above or below me. Thank you Marlena and Daisha. If I had an experience I would tell them about it during our daily play dates. I really miss that and I can't call most of you because of the time difference. Pathetic, maybe? I can live with that. This is the picture of one of our many play dates with Macie.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My true color

I took this little quiz, found off of Carina's webblog, does this sound like me

Emily, your true color is Black!
Your color is black. The color of night. Serene and mysterious, black conjures up images of elegant evening gowns, dashing tuxedos, and gleaming limousines. Traditionally a symbol of success, black also represents power and an uncompromising demand for perfection. Not surprisingly, you tend to set challenging goals for yourself and do whatever it takes to achieve them — your strength of character is second to none. This unfaltering determination, along with your natural elegance, impresses people. But keep in mind that your personality might be intimidating to some. Try to temper your demanding side with a little softness — trust us, it won't kill you. Overall, though, black is the color of professionalism and achievement, which means it's clearly the color for you.

Our little rascal

Ayla has always been a little joy with her contagious smile and fun personality. Lately, she has been a little rascal. Here are some of her stubborn behaviors she has recently taken on.

1. She WILL NOT sleep in her pack and play. Last weekend we watched our friends kids. Our plan was to put Ayla in her pack and play. The moment we put Ayla in the pack and play she would instantly crawl out. Ayla was up quite late that night. We eventually put a bunch of blankets in her empty crib and she immediately crashed.

2. Its always time to go PO PO! Ayla has recognized the need for her diaper to be changed. At first I was excited at this glimpse into potty training. However, Ayla insists on her diaper being changed even if a little bit of urine escapes. Today we went to Burger King and I changed her diaper 3 times. She would squat, grab her crotch and say "Po Po" and then start walking to the bathroom. I actually wonder if she might have a UTI or something. If anyone has any experience on this, let me know. Otherwise, its another trip to the doctor!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Shopping for pants

Justin has been in need of pants for quite sometime. Today he had the day off and so I begged him to go to Amberg and get a pair of pants. After a little coaxing he agreed to go. As many of you know Europe fashion does not coincide with rural Eastern Oregon fashion. I laughed as Justin picked up a pair of men's stretch jeans and cringed. He passed the washed jean look and the studded pant look. After a morning of shopping he decided on the most masculine pants he could find. Buying clothing in Europe will be quite difficult for Justin seeing that he is not quite the fashion forward individual. Maybe in a couple years he will enjoy the trendy European look, but something tells me he will be relieved to buy a good ole pair of Levis 501.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Inexpensive flights to Germany

Here is a link in inexpensive flights to area around Europe (including Germany). when I find good deals i will post them :)

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Frosty the Snowman

Justin has been wanting snow and today he finally got some. He was so excited to come home from church and shovel the walks. He couldn't resist the child in him and made a snowman. The girls and I watched from our kitchen window. Maybe we should fly Justin to Northern California to help them shovel snow.

Our Beautiful Girls

I can't get enough pictures of my girls! They are so darling! We are so blessed to have them in our lives.

Ayla is our little copycat she loves to follow her sister. Keanna has always been a good teeth brusher. Ayla has "followed her example" and is also a great teeth brusher. They make their Daddy so proud. These two just adore each other. Keanna is the best helper. On Saturday while browsing clothing at our local shopping center Ayla made a dart out the door. Keanna sucessfully tackled Ayla to the ground with two smiles still in play.

I love our little girls! They are so fun and cute, I hope you have enjoyed their pictures as much as I do.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Frehule New Jare 2008

Our little town of 1900 produced more fireworks then many towns do on the 4th of July. It was a great way to start the New Year. Next year we will stay home and enjoy the fireworks from our good neighbors.