We first met Joanna about 4 years ago, at a cross-cultural training center in Colorado. We had mutual friends and she quickly became part of our family! She has lived in Budapest these past few years, and she has taken MANY trips to Vienna to come and see us.
In just a few short months- she will be getting married to the love of her life, Will, back in the States. Unfortunately we won't be able to attend the wedding, but we were able to spend a little time with her this weekend and celebrate how special she is to our family! We wish them all the best :)
:: as I help the kiddos make "dirt" (aka crushed oreos, gummy worms and chocolate pudding)
:: as I continue to put my little space together upstairs
:: when I look out on our terrace and see our rose bush full of blooms
:: when I think of last night... which certainly was a night to remember.
Normally I never "just" speak German with dinner guests, it is usually a combination of German and English and certainly our family never "only" speaks German together, but last night we invited over a guest that doesn't speak any English. I had to be pushed out of my comfort zone and dive in head first.
The rules for my kids were that they had to speak German, they couldn't correct my German and they couldn't laugh at my pronunciation. It was a wonderful night around the dinner table...full of smiles :)
When the weather starts to get all beautiful out, and I am wishing for a backyard...I have to remind myself that scooters and concrete are my friends. Living in an apartment "makes" us go out and get some fresh air and exercise...
It also gives us an excuse to go and get ice cream...
Our favorite little place, is just down the street
Abby almost always gets coconut...
For Luke it is usually something with chocolate...
Levi usually has a hard time making up his mind...
In the end, he decides on white chocolate and pineapple, but soon realizes he is not a fan of the pineapple after all. Don't you worry though, Milka comes to the rescue!
and my favorite...GREEN APPLE!!!
So, while many of you enjoy your backyards...we will enjoy our trips to get Eis :)