Thursday in Berlin

Well, as many of you already know, I quit my job a few weeks ago. While I still am happy with my decision, I do miss the people I worked with and saw daily. I hope soon to be back in the embassy working. As so much is-this too is in God´s hands and I need to be patient.

Mike, our son-has fall break at the moment. He spent the first three days of the break at Baseball BOOT CAMP in Berlin. It was an 1 1/2 bus ride but well worth the trip. 

One of our  highlights in October was Mike´s Birthday-he is now 14 years old. UNBELIEVABLE. I honestly do not know where the 14 years went. In a few weeks he is going to TROPICAL ISLAND with 3 friends to celebrate the occasion. Another-friends of ours are building a house in Stahnsdorf and this past Tuesday the roof was put on. In Germany you celebrate this occasion by hanging a crown made of pine branches and a poem is recited by the construction boss. Of course a few beers-some champaigne is also drunk!!! A fun tradition-one that provides good karma for the future of the house.

It fast turning winter here-the leaves are falling at a rapid pace and it is cold! I imagine we will be carving pumpkins this coming Sunday.

Last week I went with a girlfriend to see the julia child movie! What a great movie– it has inspired me to start cooking more. And seeing as I have the time……

Today we are trying out various appetizers: Carrot Roulades with Radish and Herb Goat Cheese, Mini Grilled Cheese and Pikant gefüllte Pfannkuchenröllchen.

Have a happy day everyone-Pictures of various events to follow

The Last Day

Well, finally back here! The last day of the summer holidays is upon us. Hard to believe that the stress of school is back so fast-where did the 8 weeks go? 

The weather has been pretty good. Still not chicago like-but can not complain August has been nice.

We got the proofs from our photo shoot, oh how hard it is to pick which ones to take. 

Had a big cake order this weekend. Went well and now I can afford to take thecake decorating class in Leipzig! Can not wait to go to that.

The Last Day

Well, finally back here! The last day of the summer holidays is upon us. Hard to believe that the stress of school is back so fast-where did the 8 weeks go? 

The weather has been pretty good. Still not chicago like-but can not complain August has been nice.

We got the proofs from our photo shoot, oh how hard it is to pick which ones to take. 

Had a big cake order this weekend. Went well and now I can afford to take thecake decorating class in Leipzig! Can not wait to go to that.