Saturday, February 23, 2013

Energy week and lots of snow...

I don't know the full history of why it is called "Energy Week", but it is part of the school calendar in Austria, and in February we get a week off of school!  Hooray!  Most Austrians go skiing during this week and we did too- but before our vacation started, we went ice skating at the Rathaus...

The following Monday, we headed out to Traunsee for a few days of skiing with friends.

and while the weather was a bit foggy and windy, the kids still had a great time

Ellie makes her way down the slope, while Carson rides the magic carpet

Milka loved watching all of the action and playing in the snow

and the hot chocolate was pretty good too :)

From our hotel we had a nice view of the mountains and the lake

and LOTS of snow

We came back to Vienna on Thursday, and it has been snowing off and on since

Crazy amounts of snow for the city!  
And while it is beautiful, I am having a little "Spring Fever" right about now :)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Bits and Pieces...

On Friday evening, Abby and Levi participated in a talent show at their school.  It was put on to raise money for a mission trip to Romania.

Abby sang the song "22", by Taylor Swift and Levi played an old man who sort of argued with her as she sang about the joys of being young.  They came up with entire idea themselves and it turned out really cute :)

As they are getting older, it is fun to see bits and pieces of Brad and me in them!  I was just like Abby in middle school~ and I loved to sing and perform at any chance that I could- and Brad would take any opportunity to dress up with his buddies and imitate voices and accents.  Yep- the apple seriously does not fall far from the tree!  I loved that they had fun, were creative and felt a sense of accomplishment when they were finished.

You should have seen the looks we got when Levi decided to wear his wig on public transportation!  Abby took all of these photos on my phone and I am so happy that she just kept was a very sweet moment:)

Thursday, February 07, 2013

I'm a fan of...

:: Adding a few new colorful plants around the house

:: Fridays

:: Nutella

:: This porch

:: Tulips

:: Making sure my kitchen is clean before I go to bed

:: and this delicious chocolate cake

Have a great weekend!