Friday, July 22, 2011

Sweet...(Part 2)

:: Remember this sweet photo of my dear friend, Jeriann...

    well, Evangeline arrived on Wednesday!  Here are her sweet fingers...

 her sweet baby toes...
and everything in between~ is nothing but sweetness!  She is going to be well loved by her big brother and big sister :)
:: a sweet reunion
Ewan and Jeff arrived today from the States, and Levi couldn't be more excited to have his buddy here!
Next week, Jeff will be leading a Sonship retreat for our team and our interns.  We are looking forward to the retreat and getting out of the city for a few days :)
:: a sweet recipe
I made this "Classic Lemon Cream Tart" a few nights ago, for our Family Night with our interns.  It was yummy!

Here is the recipe:

1 3/4 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup melted butter
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
6 egg yolks
1 large egg
1 cup heavy whipping cream
Garnish: sliced lemons

Preheat oven to 350.

In a medium bowl, combine crumbs, 1/3 cup melted butter and brown sugar.  Press firmly into a tart pan.  Bake for 10 minutes, then let cool

In a medium saucepan, melt 1 cup butter over medium heat. Whisk in sugar, lemon juice, egg yolks and egg.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 10 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and cool completely.

In a medium bowl, beat cream with mixer until soft peaks form.  Fold whipped cream into cooled lemon mixture.  Spoon into prepared tart shell.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.  Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

(taken from the "Cooking with Paula Deen 5th Anniversary Keepsake Issue" magazine)

Hope you have another sweet weekend! :)

Monday, July 18, 2011


We have lived in Vienna for 4 years now, and yesterday was the first time we checked out this massive island to swim on...what took us so long?  Who knows. But I am glad we know how to get there now...because it is awesome!
Here we are trying to figure out where to many options and we only paid 9 Euros to get in...yep-for all of us total!
we passed folks playing chess

folks playing volleyball
folks playing mini-golf
but we finally settled here, so the kids could do this...
and when they had enough of jumping off of the dock, we headed here
and unlike in the States, there was no one at the top regulating when a person could go~
so the kiddos took full advantage of holding each other's feet and crashing into one another :)

and we ended our time there with a few minutes on the trampoline!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Sweet::  Look at all of these cherry tomatoes we have grown on our terrace

Sweet::  Check out Levi's smile after losing another tooth

Sweet::  And speaking of smiles, we got to watch one of our friend's little guy~ here is Abby getting him to laugh

Sweet:: And here is Levi reading to sweet!

Sweet:: Strawberry-Nutella muffins

Sweet:: Only 22 more days until Memoo comes to Vienna!

Sweet:: My dear friend is having her sweet baby girl on are some photos of her shower (doesn't she look fantastic)

Hope you all have a sweet weekend!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Family Night with the Interns...Strandcafe and Ice Cream

Last night was Family Night with Lindsay and our interns... it was crowded in the U-bahn...and hot!

Really HOT.  Just ask Brad about the dude who sprayed sweat on him as he ran his fingers through his sweaty hair.  Gross.
But it was all worth it when we got to see this...
and drink some of this...
and eat some of these...
yum!  Strandcafe has the best ribs in Vienna...hands down

and on the way home we found the largest dandelions I have ever seen...

so we made wishes...
and then went home and made ice cream in ziplock bags

It was a lovely evening :)

Saturday, July 09, 2011

More from English camp...

This group did such a great job with our English camp!

lots of games, songs, crafts, lessons, food and most importantly LOVE were given this week!

 When we finished with camp...we headed off to eat a special dinner at the Schweitzerhaus

Then after dinner, it was time for some crazy rides...

What a great ending to a wonderful week!