Monday, August 31, 2009

Green Acres is the Place to Be...

So we signed on the house in Magstadt. It's a cute little village. Plenty of stuff we need. Just out there... But not as far as some people have to go, so it's not really "Green Acres" I just think it's funny to sing the song!

We signed the lease on Sunday and now it's planning, packing, preparing the house.... lots of work. We walked around Magstadt after our meeting with the landlord and I was so excited to realize there is a Greek restaraunt right around the corner from the house!!!! If you know me, you know my happiness revolves around good food. There is Greek, German, Italian, Turkish, and Spanish food in Magstadt. All the important cuisines! There is also a cafe and the major bus stop area right by the house. There is a playground a few blocks down the road, and a forest walking area across the main street. There is a grocery store in town, but it's just slightly too far to walk if we have to carry anything heavy. But to send Haven for emergency toilet paper or whatever would be ok!

Emanuel won't be able to move with us, so I strongly encouraged he go find himself a job. So he did. He starts Wednesday. So now I get to also sort out my babysitting situation on top of everything else. :/

Soooo.... really grateful for the blessings, but please keep us in your thoughts cuz it's going to be one heck of a stressful month!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


1. I lost my Ipod touch today. WAAA!!!!!

2. Haven had her school orientation at RB Middle School. (I think that's where I lost my Ipod) She starts school on Monday. 6th grade... where did the years go?

3. I finally finished the big huge massive collossal report that has been driving me crazy for the last two weeks. Bound and in Mr. Holzinger's hand!

4. We probably found an apartment. It's in Magstadt and it's the perfect size for us. We have a second meeting with the landlord on Sunday. It comes with no realtor fees and it already has a cool kitchen. Our only compromises are we probably won't have a permanent guest room (it will have to be a multi-purpose room), and it's a bit farther than we had hoped to go. BUT it's not TOO far and it's managable. Haven is happy because it's still in the zone for the middle school she wants to go to. Some of my colleagues (Gwyn and Erick from Marketing) are excited because it's the same town they live in. Oh, and I may have to buy a new grill (poor me, I have to shop...). I don't know if they'll let me use my big charcoal grill on the balcony. We may have to buy a little gas grill. We'll see.

That about covers everything. Keep us in your thoughts!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

A quick project

One of our customers was trying to do a clever little invitation for her husband's 50th birthday party. I guess his friend is turning 50 also. So they want to do a 50's themed party. She wanted the guy's faces superimposed on Elvis and the Fonz. So I volunteered. Here's the card front.

I was trying to imitate the Hawaii Five-O font and dvd art with the wave and the red outlined text. I am really proud of how seamless the heads are. It was cute to do and it's one of the first creative things I've done in a really long time!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Just Checkin In

Just wanted to let you all know I haven't forgotten you. Life has been pretty darn stressful lately. The temporary promotion is going fine, but I'm exhausted. It's so much to keep straight! I've had to work late way too much to get reports done and stuff. But I'm on my way out now. My last day will be 15 September. They hired someone to fill the position so I'll be passing everything on to him soon. It's been an awesome experience, and I'm so grateful to have been given the opportunity!

In other news, we're house hunting. Five years in our little Vaihingen mansion is ending. The landlord wants to sell the house, and no matter how many ways I tried, there's just no way we can get the money to buy it ourselves. So we're in the market. House hunting is not fun. Well, it's fun to look and see what's out there, but it's not fun to see how far away everything is. On the plus side, since we've been in the house five years we get up to six months to move out. Hopefully that's enough time to find something nice.

Ethan goes back to school on Monday. It will be good for him to have something to do in the mornings again. Haven is doing theater camp all this week, so I should have some photos to share eventually... I'm not crafting at all. We are cleaning a lot though.

So keep us in your prayers! We're slowly (or maybe quickly) losing our minds!