Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gingerbread House - Baking Class

Daughter and a friend at the traditional Gingerbread House Baking Class in our local bakery...I don't even want to know how much candy ended up in their bellies...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year, husband was home for Thanksgiving and so was I! Daughter was home in the afternoon and son came bursting in the door right after 3pm. It isn't easy celebrating an American holiday in Europe!
Being in charge of the cooking, husband made his famous mashed potatoes. Really, they are the best mashed potatoes you can get! There was the turkey, corn and gravy, rolls. Cake and ice-cream. Missing were any greens.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Not So Perfect Ending to a Not So Perfect Day

Friday night at around 11pm:
Long day at work. Loads of passengers. Very windy weather. Bumpy flights. I am so glad when I arrive at home and just want to plop into bed and go to sleep.

When opening the door to the house and seeing the "Careful! Glas is broken!" sign, I half believe I am already asleep...

I guess, son closed the door with a karate kick earlier in the day. "A very, very light karate kick," he tells me in an innocent voice the next morning.
Apparently not light enough.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Every year our children invite a few friends "trick or treating" to the base husband works at. The local kids know what "Halloween" is but are always amazed how much Americans love this holiday and how much fun and excitement it is.
We had one little guest/witch who told her father he had to cancel all weekend plans because she was going trick or treating no matter what. (She was also the one who had eaten half of her candy by the time we dropped her back off.)
The activities started with a conference by the witches where the best trick or treating strategies were discussed...