Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ethan at Ikea

Today is the big moving day. We've been moving all week, so since I pre-scheduled this to post I can't really give you an update. But I can give you a pretty funny video to keep you entertained.

Hannah and I (and Ethan) went to Ikea earlier in the summer and this was Ethan in the line to checkout.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Interlaken, 2009

Every year we go to Interlaken for the International Baptist Convention Summer Assembly. It's one of my favorite trips. We started taking the kids with us last year. This year we went to the Schuh chocolate store to do their behind the scenes tour. It wasn't really a tour, but a demonstration of how chocolate is made. Complete with LOTS of samples. Oh man... the mint chocolate they had this year was amazing!!! They also had a brand new one with cinnamon in it that was made by a graduate student they had interning there. She made it with the Montezuma temple stamped on each chocolate. It was a pretty fun little afternoon adventure.

OH, and I made the scrapbooking mini kit used above using colors from the chocolate in the room. More info will be available on my design blog soon.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Theater Camp

This was the second year Haven participated in theater camp at the Kelley Theater. This year the kids wrote their own short skits and performed them at the end of camp. The two videos below are the skits Haven was a part of.

Rent a Parent

Game Show

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Camping in the Bodensee

I did mention this camping trip in a blog back in June, but never posted the after pictures. Rob and Haven went with the youth group down to the Bodensee (one of the main lakes in Germany) for a weekend camping trip. Ethan and I stayed behind. I'm not really into camping and Ethan had a birthday party to attend. I am sorry I missed Shana getting baptised in the lake though. That must have been really neat!
Today is Haven's birthday and we're having a sleepover. As soon as I have some time and internet connection again I will post pics. 12 today! Where did the time go?!?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

5th Grade Picnic

Ok, these are super old. I got so far behind! This is Haven’s end of school picnic. I can’t remember if I blogged this or not… For sure I hadn’t made a scrapbook page yet, so here you go.

Plus one of just Ethan. He was so darn cute that day!

Monday, September 21, 2009

We went to the new apartment yesterday to take measurements and plan where all the furniture will go, and to see what furniture has to stay behind. We can take most of our stuff, and hopefully Emanuel will take some stuff when he moves out. Here’s some photos of the new place:

Apartment in Magstadt
The top two floors of the building are ours. Bottom left, small pictures: 1) the smaller balcony on the upper floor. 2) My future craft room! Oh yeah! There’s a duplicate room that will be the electronics room (video games, music equipment, etc.) 3) One wall of the living room with big windows. Right two photos are my favorite features: 1) Corner tub in the main bathroom (there’s two bathrooms and one shower room, all with toilets) and 2) the kitchen. I think it has double the counter space of what we have now.

We sat and ate lunch at a little sports bar (the only thing still serving food that late in the afternoon) and got a feel for our new little village. We have about one week before the move so we’ll be packing every day.

For some reason our internet connection got messed up a couple of weeks ago and can’t be fixed. We aren’t really trying too hard since we’re moving so soon. So I’m going to schedule a few posts of things you’ve missed of our summer. Hopefully that will give you something interesting to read while we move.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Open House

The potential buyers all came through the house this evening. We spent the weekend cleaning the basement and touching up some places where the wallpaper was really dirty. And general cleaning. There were a lot of families/couples who came to look at the house. The most exciting was Karen Oleksa and her husband! (For those of you who don't know, she used to work at the Gussy Goose with me and Jennifer.) They were really interested and I think it would be cool if they bought it. So now it's packing and cleaning for the next few weeks. So if you have moving boxes I'm begging!

In other news, Emanuel ended up NOT taking the job because it ended up being some kind of insurance scam. So my child care is not in turmoil anymore! And I got my IPOD back. Apparently I ran over it when I dropped it because the LCD is cracked in several places. But amazingly it still works! Someone turned it in to the school office and Haven picked it up for me. I think it's awesome that someone turned it in! It's just too bad that it's broken because Ethan really likes playing games on it. Thems the breaks....