Saturday, December 26, 2009

Our Christmas

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We certainly enjoyed ours. We sure miss home on the holidays though!

Here are some videos and pictures of our Christmas morning!
This video can explain why it took us an hour to open gifts. Miles has to be the slowest 2 year old ever to open presents!

Can you tell that it stays dark well into the morning? It's 8am!

The sun finally rose by the time Miles was finished! Time for stockings. Brad got Modern Warfare 2 and I have not seen him since. Every spare moment... "pow pow pow Ahh! I'm dying! Get cover!"

Monday, December 21, 2009

I made the leap...

and got bangs!
Ok so I normally would not blog about a haircut, especially my own. But hey, I've had the same hairstyle for....ever (almost) and have always been too chicken to get more than 3 inches off much less a new style.
So whatdya think?? More like a mom? or am I just finally catching up with last decades style?

Saturday, December 19, 2009


This video is actually for Brad so he can view it from work. Just about everything fun is blocked from his work but not blogger! :)
Miles did some serious choking tonight. It was very scary. I want to learn CPR and the heimlich maneuver now. Anyway, this is Miles
recapping his choking experience.
When he hits himself on the back he is imitating me when I had him
hanging over my arm pounding on his back. Silly kid.

5 degrees outside

...but feels like -3 according to It's SO cold!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmasy Weekend

We're getting excited for Christmas! How about you?
Brad has been on night shift this weekend so Miles and I have been keeping busy and trying to stay quiet so Daddy can sleep.
Here's some pics from our Christmasy weekend.
Miles was throwing snow away!

Making some Christmas crafts for the refridge.

Christmas cookies!

Friday, December 11, 2009


I know that some of you were aware that Brad applied for a little program this year and like us, were anticipating the results. Just wanted to let you know that it did not work out at this time in his career. It wasn't meant to be and we do what we do best... move on.

There are still many open doors for us in the military realm. Fortunately for us, we get to stay in Germany and complete the tour. That being said, we have about a year left here. We're considered "movable" at the 2 year mark and that is this summer!
So, if Germany is one of those places you want to see then please come visit while we have the accommodations!

In other news... I had surgery yesterday. It was about time I tackled some of the tumors in my breasts. I went in with the intentions to remove two of them but the first one took almost 3 hours to remove! Both the surgeon and I were so frustrated with this thing we named it "Tommy the Tumor." Would you believe me if I told you it was the size of a golf ball?? And that was just one of them! There are at least 7 or 8 that are that size and dozens more that are smaller. I've been joking with Brad that if I get all these things removed then I won't even fill out an A-cup anymore! Haha
Anyway, it was pretty painful and it will take a lot of coaxing to go back. I definitely think I'll opt to get knocked out next time. No idea why I chose to be awake for that. Nightmares!

Hope everyone has a good weekend! Can you believe Christmas is 2 weeks away?? Time sure flies!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


We're home from Edelweiss! Pretty cool place but we definitely went at the wrong time of year. We were too late for the beautiful summer gardens and summer tours but too early for skiing/winter activities. It's been such a mild fall/winter so far that we didn't have enough snow to go skiing. :( But, we'll be back!
Here is some of what we did...

Located in the foothills of the Alps! Gorgeous!
Town of Garmisch. It's like one long strip of shopping. Of course Grandma and I hit that up!
Enjoying a traditional German dinner. Brad was still hungry...

Love these rocking chairs. They were in front of a roaring fire. Great for a long day after skiing. Oh wait...
Recognize this building? No? We didn't either... It's McDonalds!
More rocking.
At the Linderhof palace. Beautiful! Another one of Mad Kind Ludwig's castles.
These swans had to be freezing but gosh aren't they gorgeous?

Brad and Miles in front of the Linderhof Palace.

Nappy time!