Monday, May 27, 2013

saturday's with friends.

We have been so blessed the last year to share life with the Gehman's. Jeremy & Becca were the first people we met when we moved to Colorado Spring back in 2008!  When they arrived last year they diligently looked for a place to live and we all prayed it would be near to ours. It's been so wonderful having someone you know and trust just a village awy!  Our kids get along great and we try to spend time doing life together.  On Saturday we took a walk through their village and a field.  Here are some of the sites...
 Even if the German's don't have a front yard, they make the sidewalk pretty!
 Trinity and Norah, kindred spirits.
 The Gehman family with their village in the back!
S'mores in the back yard afterward... one of the kids favorite things!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Swiss Camping.

Our summer is full of family and friends visiting but before all our adventures with them, we chose to take some time as just a family of four!  We drove about five hours to this stunning "camp" site in Switzerland!  Of course, I have pictures to document some of our views and adventures of our own.
Okay, I know this is odd but this was the nicest rest area I've ever seen... and let me tell you, I've seen more than a few WC's around Europe!  The toilet seat comes down when you're on it and when you stand up (if you sit) the seat goes up and the toilet automaticly flushes.  Toward the side you wash your hands (no touching though!) and the water and soap just fall right into the bowl too.  Genius.  One more thing, no paper towels here, so there's a hand drier there too!  I just love it.  Now, why does anyone (me) get so excited about a silly toilet!?  I guess traveling a lot makes you appreciate well thought-out WC's.  I do also like the WC's here in Germany, you pay to get in and as you leave you get a ticket back toward a purchase. I'd rather pay 25 cents for a clean and safe toilet stop.
The Alps!  The mobile home we stayed in is at the bottom of the picture. Pure, luxery camping for only $60/night.
Our cutie in the ergo.
Our cutie in the ergo post face first mud fall!  Oops.
It was dark when we arrived and when we woke up, out the window was a waterfall! This rock wall was what we saw from the window. 
Swiss cheese from a Swiss cow. Moooooooo...
The majority of the day on Saturday we walked a few miles to a water fall/gorge and soaked in all the beauty. Thank you Lord!
Another common site around the farms where we live: A solar panel to give the electricity for the fence.  Again, so smart are these Europeans!
Fondue fix :)
The European Cemetaryies are mostly beautiful.  This location and the very old plots that were there really captured me.  The earliest plot I fond was around 1920.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

life is grand, in small ways.

Putting the girls to bed is one of the many small joys of parenthood. Sometimes is a quick, get them in there and give me a break but most times it's a nice thing to spend some down time together reading, singing and praying.  Evelyn is usually in bed first so there's a chance for us to both be a little silly with just Norah.  She loves the attention :)
Just hanging out before bed on Norah's couch!
Our stunning tree is in bloom for about 3 weeks a year and we soak it in!!
She's a bit of a climber, did I mention that before?! I think so.
And, happy mother's day to me!  "The girls" made me breakfast in bed and were so happy to help me eat it.  I am one blessed mama to my sweet girls.  Thank you David for making me feel served and loved on Mother's day and so many days in-between!


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