Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Some people...

...are good at staying cool and collected 
when bumped up to business class for an international flight. 

I am just not one of those people. 

Which explains why I had champaign for breakfast. 
(and wine for lunch)
(and port for dessert**)

To any JudgeyMcJudgersons out there, 
 technically, I was still on vacation. 
And the port was on the insistence of the flight attendant.
(who had impeccable French and better eyebrows than me, btw)
Plus, it was delicious. ;-) 

I think The Mister judged me a little at first. 

But then he drank some of my expensive red wine 
and realized he had in fact blundered the situation. 

In other news, as you guessed, 
we made it back to the real world. 
Berlin pictures to come soon! 

**PS, who gets dessert on a plane? 
Apparently Business Class, that's who. 
Peach tart, Port and Manchego cheese. 
My brain is still spinning 
at the ridiculousness of that one. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Dear Momma....

When I last spoke with my mom before I left, 
she made me promise to not fall in love with Germany 
and want to move here. 

Did you guys know she went to high school 
a mere 5 hours from Berlin?
Yeah, she did, so she's in the know. 

I made an oath to not fall for any of Germany's charms.

I mean, the beer is gross and expensive. 

The nature is terrible and drab.

And they have no sausages. 

I solemnly swear I do not love it. 
I do not want to move here, 
I promise ;-) 

....unless everyone I know wants to come too...

Monday, August 12, 2013

Ich bin ein Berliner...

We made it to Berlin! 

Short of sharing the billion pics we've taken,
I'll leave you with just one for now. 

Today, the BowHouse successfully
snuck into an abandoned amusement park

Winner winner riesenwurst dinner! 

So much fun. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

I get by with a little help from my friends...

I'm definitely in the need of a cheer up this week. 

Here are a couple of things making me happy! 

1. Berlin. 
Only 4 more wake-ups until I jet off
to meet Anthony and spend 10 days exploring! 
It couldn't come at a better time. 

2. The outpouring of love and support for our family. 

Thanks to everyone for sending prayers 
and love as we grieve this loss. 
It's not been easy, 
but all of you have made it so much better. 

One of my fav paintings we have of Sue's. 
The title? 
Box Turtle. 
Love it. 

3. This video. 
I'm not a Mumford & Sons fan, 
but this video is pretty rad 
and added some sunshine 
to an otherwise gloomy day today. 

Make sure to watch to at least the 1:15 mark :-) 

4. Friday night video game night with friends. 
...and chips...
...and beers...
...and cheese...

Sometimes the best way to cheer up 
is by getting your booty kicked in Mario Kart all evening 
and then getting up early the next day 
and taking the pup on a long long run. 

Thanks again friends. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013


The storm has cleared, 
the rained has stopped, 
and my grandma Sue has gone home. 

Mamaw Sue...
You taught me how to paint
to dance the Jitterbug, 
and were always there to laugh with me. 

We share a birthday. 
We went to Pacer's games and
drank Hot Damn shots in the hotel after. 
We yelled at Hoosier basketball together. 

We are such kindred spirits. 

But your time here with us grew short. 

So we held your hand. 
We laughed and cried together.
We said goodbye. 

And now you're at peace. 

Please pray for our family as we celebrate 
this amazing woman who lead a long and joy-filled life.