Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Best Chocolate Cake ever!

Ok Bobbilee...this is the recipe I keep telling you about!  It is hands down the best chocolate cake I have EVER had. The recipe is from the Pioneer Woman. Find a reason to celebrate!
It is so worth it!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

So much has changed...

When I think about these last 10 months, I can't help but think about how much has changed...especially for the kids.

Living in a living in an apartment

A year ago Luke was playing baseball and now only soccer. So, even the sports they are playing now are different.  He loves it and is actually getting quite good at it.  I am certainly not saying that all of these changes are bad...many of them are good, but certainly  all of these changes have been difficult at times. These many changes are however, taking us out of our comfort zones, teaching us many new and exciting things and has increased all of our need to depend on a Savior that NEVER changes!

Early Mother's Day Treat...

This morning I got an early Mother's Day treat at Luke's school. They had all of the moms come to school and they performed a little program for us. The children sang a few songs in German, a few in English and then they read special poems that they each had written. Here is Luke reading his...

His poem went like this:
Mother's Day
It is fun
I love my Mom

Monday, April 28, 2008

Spring is in full bloom...

It is Monday again...
time to learn another color auf Deutsch!

Let's review what we have learned thus far:
and this week the color is Weiss=White

With Spring in full bloom around here, I couldn't help but shoot some of the gorgeous flowers that are everywhere you look!  Wish you all could be here to see them in person!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday Favorites

So, I have decided to take a little break from Project Green and start...Friday Favorites. I am going to try on Fridays to post about a favorite place, product or person that our family enjoys in Vienna... and I am going to start with Zanoni and Zanoni, as it is one of our VERY favorite places! It is a great ice cream shop right in the first district, near Stephansdom.
If you have ever come to visit us, then we have probably taken you there! If you haven't been there yet, then we would love to take you...

Does your family have any favorites? Tell me about them!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Project Green-Take 3

There are so many cool things about living in city with rich history and beautiful architecture!
This is our apartment in Vienna...and it comes complete with a tower! A GREEN tower nonetheless. Yes, we live on the top floor and get to see this tower everyday. Pretty cool huh?
So below are a bunch of shots that we have taken in the 10 months we have been here...Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Project Green-Take 2

This little project green has made me take the time to look through some of my old photos...

I have found lots of flowers and blooming trees, a few doors and some benches that are green...but the ones that caught my eye, were the ones of the children playing...simply having fun!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Since my mom and the Cates family left the first week of April, I think we have had at least 6 people come through to visit. These were just quick stays, most of which did not even spend the night...but still we have been very busy enjoying the company of other folks.

So, last night...I puttered on the computer...purely unwinding.  It was so nice. I caught up on all of my favorite sites..and even planned what I would have for dinner tonight..see HERE...and HERE and HERE.

Be sure to look at my contribution to Project Green.

Project Green-Take 1

This picture was actually taken in Croatia, and not Vienna.  I love old doors and I especially liked how the light was hitting this pair. (Be sure to click on the photos, to view the beautiful details of the doors)  

Sunday, April 20, 2008


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Looking through...

I found another photography blog with a project "looking through".  It made me think of a photo I took in Croatia, so I thought I would share it. (make sure to click on the photo for a better view) Have a great weekend! 

Friday, April 18, 2008

Ben is 10!

Where did the time go?

Here you are holding Abby as a baby, and now you are in double digits!
You have always been sweet with your younger cousins and they love you very much!

Happy Birthday Ben!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I admit it...

So I will admit it...

I am the one who "shall remain nameless", and said that the Cates family sort of screamed American while they were visiting us...

It really was not them so much, as it was the white sneakers...;)

To read more about their adventures in Vienna...go HERE

Monday, April 14, 2008


Last week I posted Schwarz (black) photos...and this week I chose Gelb. It is amazing how many yellow things you can find when you are looking for them....You'll have to check out Anna's Project Yellow too...she's a real photographer with some really great shots. Enjoy