Thursday, March 19, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Here is something that is not messy.....a scrapbook page I did for Aubrey's album from her first Easter Egg Hunt last year. I am going to say this many more times in the next several weeks as we celebrate both Aubrey's and Lorelei's birthdays...time goes by so fast!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Since we haven't done anything this week I thought I would share one of my most favorite scrapbook layouts so far. This one is for Lorelei's album and I love how it all come together. Slowly, and I do mean slowly, I am getting some work done on the girls albums. I am trying to do at least a scrapbook layout every week and sometimes I can do more. I never find scrapbooking to be a chore just frustrating at times because I can't run to a store to get what I may want to complete a page.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
This is where many of my childhood memories took place. This is the home where we spent every Christmas and Easter. I can still see my entire family gathered around the table, laughing as the food was passed around. My Grandpa saying a prayer, grateful for another chance to be together. My Grandma fussing over the food and making sure there was always more than enough. This was the best place to be. There were always treats to be eaten and lots of hugs to be given. Two of the most amazing people lived here and now they are gone. Some days it is hard for me to accept that a very important part of my life is gone forever.
Thank you Aunt Barb for mailing me the box full of memories and keepsakes! I will cherish them always and can't wait to share stories of our amazing family with Aubrey and Lorelei as the grow up.
Monday, March 2, 2009
View from our hotel room
On Sunday we drove through Freiburg (FRY-burg), a busy college city, on our way to Staufen. Staufen is an adorable town. This town had a pedestrian only section as well and we strolled through. Aubrey was fascinated with all the dogs she saw while James and I enjoyed the view of castle ruins on a hill over looking the town.
Staufen Castle Ruins
After we left town we drove around and ended up at Burg Hohenzollern. This is an impressive structure that we could see from many miles away. It stands alone on top of a hill overlooking a valley. We toured this castle and no pictures were allowed of the inside. It was a short tour and we missed the english version so went along on the German tour with a little book describing all the rooms in english. This castle, just as with Neuschwanstein, is relatively new. It was rebuilt on top of castle ruins in the 1860's.
We made home in one piece minus an incident with Aubrey in the car. Lets just say, I think Aubrey is most definitely, for sure, one little girl who will need some Dramine in the future. Lesson learned to open a window and pack more than 1 set of extra clothing.