Saturday, October 27, 2012

I'm Dreaming of a White... Halloween?!

There are few things that surprise me.  Really and truly surprise me.  But when I opened the blinds this morning I was amazed to see everything covered in white.  It looked as if it had been snowing for some time and it hasn't stopped all day.  Heavy, wet, "packing" snow.  Last Saturday it was uncharacteristically in the 70's and I was actually too warm wearing jeans and a long sleeve T.  What a change!  Thank goodness we finally got our "real" car (a Ford Kuga - like the U.S. Ford Escape) after 3 months of a rental (things move slowly over here) that came equipped with mandatory snow tires.  And it's an automatic!  After struggling on some of the steep hills here with a manual trans I shudder to think what it would be like in the snow and ice!  Well, without further ado... here's picts of the boys this morning in our backyard enjoying our first snowfall of the year in Germany!
(I am just learning how to blog so bear with me on the crummy format!)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Adventures in Deutschland

Hello friends and family!
This blog will attempt to give you a glimpse into our "adventures" in Germany.  The fab, the bad and the ugh-ly.  In case you didn't get the title "From Birmie to Germy"... it's a tongue-in-cheek reference to our hometown Birmingham, Michigan (or Birmie as my buddy Beth P calls it) and Germy... Germany.  Mike coined the "From Birmie to Germy" phrase here which cracks me up.

I thought about doing the blog for a couple of reasons.  One, to keep a journal of sorts of our time here in Deutschland.  Two, to let you all check in on us if you like without my sending you all too-long, rambling emails and clogging up your inbox with picts.

Please come back and visit us here on our blog.  And, as always, the door is open!  We have a large 3rd floor guest room with private bath and balcony.  Sound luxurious here?  You should see our fridge.  If you've ever watched an episode of House Hunters International, you will know what I'm talking about.

We miss you all and hope this will be a place where we can connect occasionally.

Much love,
Jen, Mike, Peter and Mark  :)