Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Spring Is (FINALLY!!) Upon Us...

These Germans know how to have a good time, and they apparently have a "fest" for everything. We enjoyed Freuhlingsfest Stuttgarter 2010 this past weekend. That's Stuttgart's Spring Fest and it was fun! Shopping, pizza followed by banana/nutella crepes, lots of rides, and good times with good friends.

Enjoy the pics!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Romping Around Ramstein

Ronnie's plane headed to Never Never Land left from Ramstein so we decided to head up there a day early to enjoy some shopping and good food.

Lil Miss helped Daddy get his suitcases in to the airport . . .

Our last silly family pic before he had to board the plane. :(

And, Dad, this pic is for you. They have a "Formel 1" track and museum between here and there. I tried to take a good pic but missed the front of it, will have to get a better one soon.

We miss Ronnie so much and are already counting down the days on our paper chain. Won't even begin to tell you how many days left because I still tear up thinking about it. **Sniff** But it is going by fast and I am so thankful we are so busy. Just wish he was here with us!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Schwaben Experience

I just keep finding pictures everywhere!!

Before Ronnie left, we found our way to a shopping center we had never visited before.

Except we forgot one was on Sunday and the place was **ALMOST** closed up tight. The coffee shops were open though.

Yum Yum!!

It was a neat little place.

And, as if they didn't already have coffee cups in hand and junk in their bellies, Neeley and Ronnie wanted to visit another little shop for ice cream and crepes.

Neeley ordered in German from an Italian place. LOVE it!!

And decided on Spaghetti-Eis!!

Which made her do things like this in the car... SUGAR HIGH!! :)

So we had to get outside and do lots of this . . .

Another fun family day written down in the memory books!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Trampoline Am See Is A Sight To See!

Before Ronnie left, we found our way over to Trampoline Am See (Trampoline Land to us Americans) for a jumpin' good time . . . We had so much fun, as you can see! I have never seen so many trampolines and bouncy games and things in one place in my life! They really know how to have fun here in Germany! And the place was great fun for only a small price. We like that part even better!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Deployments Stink Like Dirty Gym Socks!!

Yes, we have been lucky with the timing and duration of deployments but still . . . they do stink! We have said our goodbyes for this go-'round but not until after we made our paper chain to count down the days.

I feel like such a bad unorganized Mommy . . . I NEVER did anything like this with Neeley for the last deployment, and she was at the age where it probably would have helped tremendously at that time. This time it was kind of like a "yeah, that would be nice to do so maybe I'll go look for some paper and scissors." But we all participated in making it and here it is hanging beautifully on our dining room wall. We've already begun the countdown and removed a few of the links. Now only how many more to go?

Be safe, hon, and we think of you 24/7. Can't wait to see you then!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Greedy Much?

This is what I saw when I walked in to Neeley's room earlier.

This girl is counting out her money and recording it in one of her journals. I LOVE that she is finally recognizing the value of a dollar, or euro. :) That's my girl! Mom & Dad, kind of reminds me of Ryan! :)

We have worked out an allowance plan with her and it is going amazingly well...much better than I thought it would. She LOVES doing her chores when she knows she can go to the PX and buy something or she can enjoy an extra treat when we go to a new play place.

Don't ya just love it! :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Class Of Their Own

Is this not the cutest lil 3rd grade class you've ever seen!?! Neeley is still LOVING 3rd grade. Doesn't she kind of look like her teacher? We noticed that the first day of school, especially since Neeley also wore red glasses at the beginning of the year. I think several were missing this day because there are 23 kiddos in her class.

Can't wait to show you all our new family pics soon!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Go Fly A Kite!

We did just that . . . literally. Easter Sunday was a fun lazy day for us and we had just the right amount of wind. Neeley got a new kite in her basket from the Easter Bunny :) so we decided to make good use of it.

The Easter Bunny visited our house on Sunday and left lots of loot!

And we're off to spend the next few days just hanging out and spending time together . . . just the three of us. In just a few short days, there will only be two of us here in Stuttgart and the very thought has me very anxious! We just want this deployment over with!!

Happy April, y'all!!