Saturday, November 29, 2008


We all enjoyed the trip to Frankenmuth! We had lunch at the Bavarian Inn, which included an accordian serenade and a visit from Santa. The food was good, but I think the atmosphere was better. The restaurant has several dining rooms with Old Bavarian decor including waiters and waitresses in Bavarian costumes. Ours was called "The Alpine". The adults and Joel ate true German food, the younger kids ate the usual: chicken strips, cheeseburger, or pizza. After lunch we got outside just in time to see and hear the Glockenspiel, which told the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. The horse-pulled carriages, Glockenspiel and German music made it all very quaint, something I think the kids are sure to remember. Here's a link if you want to see some pictures: Unfortunately, my own camera still isn't working so I have none to share. I hope your's turn out Grandma. After leaving the Bavarian Inn, we all went to Bronners Christmas Wonderland, which was way too crowded! We didn't stay long, just enough to get the kids hyper and the adults exhausted. I was thankful for turkey leftovers to pull out when we finally got home.
Today Mom and Frank head back to Dayton. We hope and pray they have a pleasant trip home and are truly thankful to have spent some time with them. Maggie and Fred we sure miss you, especially at holiday time. We pray that your Thanksgiving was nice and we are glad you are home from your trip to Hawaii!

Friday, November 28, 2008


It was such a blessing to have Grandma and Grandpa here for Thanksgiving dinner last night. The food was good, but the company was better! Frank added his name to our tablecloth so I'll be doing the stitching on that, hopefully before next Thanksgiving! We'll also add Isaac's name and handprint this year.
Today we are continuing the celebration with a trip to the famous Bavarian Inn and Bronners in Frankenmuth. It should be lots of fun!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Busy Day Ahead

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, the day ahead will be busy! I'm glad I scheduled a day off here at the Academy. Night Owl will be at school, but the kids here will get a break while I prepare for tomorrow. We're all looking forward to seeing you Mom and Frank. Drive safely!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Reason For this Blog

So often in our day the kids or Dad or I will say or think, "we should tell Grandma and Frank, or MomMom and PopPop about that!" But then, in the busi-ness of the day these thoughts are set aside "until there's time". Unfortunately, as most people know, the time doesn't usually come. So, in an attempt to seize the moment we've created this blog. This is our small attempt to stay connected; to let you, our dear parents and grandparents know what's happening in our busy lives. My plan is to update on a regular basis, but please don't be too disappointed if a day or two goes by without anything new. Life can get a little crazy around here!
Blessings to you and, as we approach Thanksgiving, we want to let you know how thankful we are for you and that we hold you all close in our hearts and in our prayers!

Friday, November 21, 2008

New Blog

Just new the world of blogging and trying to figure it all out!