I've never been a big fan of the cold, but I love Fall just as much as the next person. Who doesn't love the wardrobe essentials and the excuse to consume obscene amounts of hot cocoa and hearty soups? But even so, this year, I wanted summer to last just a little longer. It was a fantastic summer. It was our first summer here in lovely Germany. My parents and brother came to visit and traveled around Europe with us. We celebrated both girls' birthdays (as well as Daniels). We just had a great time in general, while I pretended deployment was not upon us. Alas, fall did come and I'll have to do my best to focus on the exciting changes coming up, like visiting the States for the holidays and having Daniel's mother come stay with us for a while.
I'm getting a lot of "how are you guys holding up?" type questions so I'll address that here. Well, you know...it sucks. But we're doing ok. We've got a pretty full schedule for the next several months, and many goals to accomplish before he gets back (decorate the house, lose a million pounds, train the dog, learn to read (Bella) etc) We miss him, but we have Skype, which is probably the greatest invention of all time, so that definitely helps. We're really looking forward to spending the Holidays in Home Sweet Oklahoma.
Oh, and another upcoming change...the direction of this blog. This blog is here for me to collect my thoughts and memories, and share. But mostly it's just been a travel blog so far. I won't be travelling much in the next year, so I might start blogging more about typical mommy blogger stuff, for my own amusement. And with that, I'll leave you with a few pics from our awesome summer.
|Birthday tiramisu in the park|
|Sophie watching fireworks with Grandad 7/4/12|
|Being cute at the zoo|
|Isabella and her horse, Texas|
|She's bad to the bone. Obviously.|
|Ready for rainy season!|
|Not my best work, but Sophie liked it just fine :)|
|Kaiser is an airhead. I mean...Airedale.|
|We'll see you soon daddy!|