Sunday, December 16, 2012

Family Home Evening

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At the beginning of fall, we decided to take advantage of the good weather before it turned blistering cold and have a couple of Family Home Evenings outside.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Ethan’s 1st Day of 3rd Grade

I can’t believe my baby is in 3rd grade already.  Not only that, but he’s halfway through it because I’m such a slow blogger.  He’s such a cute kid and so grown up.  I’m grateful he allowed me to take a few pictures.

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Sportin’ our Hello Kitty Sunglasses

Just a few pictures of us hanging out after Grammy and Grampy left.  Tybee likes to share, so even Ethan gets to wear her pink Hello Kitty glasses.

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Day 5: Nuremberg, Germany

On our way home from Prague, we stopped in Nuremberg for lunch, since it was the halfway point.  We weren’t sure what we were going to find there, but there happened to be this fun percussion band playing outside of the visitor’s center.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Day 4: Prague, Czech Republic

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I’m back for a bit again…after 3 weeks in the states and 2 weeks of recovery…I’m ready to try and finish documenting this 5 day adventure.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

4th of July

This year for the 4th of July we made it to the celebration on base.  They had free rides, vendors, games, face painting, food, and fireworks.  We didn’t end up making it for the fireworks though.  We had a couple of tired kids on our hands, but maybe next year.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Ethan Turns 8 Part 1: Birthday Party

Just because Ethan’s birthday was over 2 months ago and I am only now posting about it and I don’t have many pictures of the occasion does not mean it wasn’t a big event in our lives (it just means I’m a mother who can’t get it together)…I can’t believe I now have an 8 year old!

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Thursday, July 12, 2012


I am trying to do catch-up with the pictures I have and found these of Tybee that I had forgotten about.  I can’t believe how much she has changed/grown in just a month and a half.  My picture taking is not so great, but she is just too cute not to post them.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Trier and Saarbrucken


I am finally back again and am posting on a little trip we took that was soo long ago (middle of May) that I now cannot remember all of the details of it.  So lucky for you, you pretty much get to look at a bunch of pictures :)

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Feeding the Geese and Visiting the Garden

Another fun, family walk we took about a month ago.  I’m slowly catching up!  I wanted to test out my birthday present that had just come in the mail (a new lens), so beware of the many pictures.

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Tybee’s 1st Birthday!

I really should have split this post into 2, but I didn’t :)  So make sure you have time to sit back and enjoy Tybee’s day with the many pictures that are here.

Of course we all had to greet her and sing to her the moment she woke up and she enjoyed every minute of it.  She is so much fun when she wakes up because she is so happy.  We just love this little girl.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Festung Ehrenbreitstein

This post is long overdue, as are some other posts that will hopefully be coming shortly.

About a month ago, we met up with some friends in Niederwerth, which is an island in the middle of the Rhein River, just outside of Koblenz.  I know Laura and her family from Houston.  They moved out here just over a year ago to go to graduate school.  It has been a lot of fun getting to know them better and having friends from home nearby.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Little Miss Independent


Two weeks ago, Tybee finally realized she can walk around all by herself and pretty much get where ever she wants to without any help.  It has been so great and so scary at the same time.  She gets into everything and wants to go everywhere, but I don’t have to be right there with her all of the time.  I can finally get some things done that I need to ( a little bit, anyway).

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Finally a Warm, Sunny Day with no where to be

It was such a beautiful day today that Tybee and I had to get out of the house.  We ended up at the river and had a great time.  She was laughing and making happy noises the whole time we were there.  We even made a couple of friends :)


Wednesday, February 22, 2012


We were really lucky on Monday because both James and Ethan had the day off.  Two separate holidays, but the same day.  Yay!  This rarely happens, so we decided to take advantage of it and go see a castle about an hour up the river.  It was a little chilly, but perfectly sunny and beautiful.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Project Week at Ethan’s School


This last week Ethan had a bit of a break from his normal school routine.  They mixed up the entire school and assigned kids to different projects.  Ethan was assigned to underwater animals.  Some of the other projects were pets, fire, Egyptians, horses, and many more (those are the only ones I can remember).  He had a great week…there was no homework and he got to watch Finding Nemo in German.  All week he learned about underwater animals and made his own aquarium and a water snake out of clay.  On Friday the parents were able to go and see all of the different projects and learn about what the kids learned about.  It actually worked out perfect because James had the day off for the holiday weekend and so he was able to come with us.  Yay…I didn’t have to be entirely clueless all by myself!



Thursday, February 16, 2012

More fun with my new toy

I’m trying to figure out all of the different features of my new camera and so I have been taking a ton of pictures the last couple of days.  I just thought I would share some of my favorites.  I try try really hard to get some of James and Ethan, but unfortunately they are not as willing of subjects as Tybee.  Hopefully that will change.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Naptime Wake-up

The best part of the day for Ethan and James is when Tybee wakes up from her nap and they are home to enjoy it.  She always wakes up happy…well, almost always… and you know she’s awake because you begin to hear little high pitched chirping noises and sweet, happy baby talk.  As soon as you hear that, the boys race to see who gets to greet her first.  It is really cute to watch.  Here are some pictures that James took of their latest post-nap-meet-and-greet…


Friday, January 27, 2012

Almost a crawler

Here’s a little video I took today of Tybee trying to get a toy.  She’s not crawling yet, but she looks like she’s getting closer to it possibly happening.  Unfortunately I ran out of memory when she really started moving.

All I Want For Christmas…

Ok, it is so not Christmas anymore and I am so very late on this post, but…

A month ago, a few days after Christmas, Ethan lost his two front teeth.  It was quite the experience for him…

Ethan & Tybee: A Little Play-by-Play of Cuteness



Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sweet Little Angel is 8 Months!

Two months have passed since my last post and now Tybee is already 8 months old.  So much has happened and I’m very sad that I haven’t documented it.  I’m sure in the next little while I will be sharing things from the past so bare with me.

Tybee had her 8 month birthday last Thursday and in honor of that we bought her a little gift…