Sunday, December 26, 2010
After that, we watched Christmas movies the whole afternoon and for dinner, we invited two of Bryce's guy friends over. The two guys didn't have anything to do for Christmas and we didn't want them spending it alone! Bryce grilled steaks and chicken and I made garlic potatoes, green beans, Bush's baked beans, and garlic bread. It was the best home made meal we have both had in awhile!! After dinner, we watched Step Up 3. Why that movie on Christmas? Because the surround sound system I got Bryce had Blu-Ray on it and we didn't have any Blu-Ray movies. So Bryce went to the 24/7 hr shoppette to get a Blu-Ray and it was the only thing there that looked good!
After our movie, we skyped with Bryce's family and my family until 4am! HA! Suprisingly, we weren't even tired! We even decided to put in Shrek 3 after we talked with our families but we got really tired so we just went to bed.
We slept in REALLY late today. Probably the latest I have EVER slept in!!! I am even embarrassed to mention what time it was! ha!!
We watched a couple of movies today (We LOVE movies) and then went out to eat at Big Emma's since I didnt feel like cooking anything. And thats been our life lately!!
We really miss our families over the holiday season but hopefully we will be able to make it home next Christmas!!
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and remember the reason for the season! Happy Birthday Jesus!!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
This is in the beautiful chuch!!
Friday, December 10, 2010
This was a food stand. When I was trying to explain the German thing that I wanted to buy, it looks like this but much smaller.
This is the place where we ate Brunch.
This is a beautiful church that was the center of the Markt.
These are all gummy bears. Germans give them as gifts.
These are the uptown town-homes.
The Train Station
Friday, December 3, 2010
6 c water
2 cinnamon sticks
1 1/4 c sugar
1 tsp whole cloves
juice of 1 lemon (I just used about 1 Tbs of lemon juice)
1 c orange juice
1 c pineapple juice
6 tea bags (regular tea used for iced tea)
In large put, put spices, sugar, and water. Boil for 10 minutes
Take off burner
Add juices and heat again (careful not to let it come to a boil again- just let it get steaming hot)
Add tea bags
Let stand 15 minutes
It is pretty sweet so if you dont want it really sweet, add less sugar.
Btw: I'm enjoying a cup of it right now!!
Let me know what you think if you try it!! :)
Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
As I was going through the line, I couldn't spot the dressing.. I just knew it had to be there though. I mean, who has a Thanksgiving dinner without dressing, right? Well, as I got closer to the end, I realized that there was no dressing. Uhhh!!!!! What?? No dressing?? I know I know. Crazy huh!!! I was devistated to say the least. But we both really enjoyed a great meal with some great new friends!
Bryce and I got to meet the pastor and his wife. And guess what! His wife is from Amarillo, where Bryce is from! And the pastor is also from Texas! It made me feel like I was at home talking to some of these sweet people. There are sooo many people that attend our church that are from Texas! And they are all Texas A&M Fans! I mean HUGE fans! Its funny! Its so crazy because it is so easy to talk to a person and tell if they are from Texas or not. The ones that are from Texas are sooo sweet, very outgoing, sooo nice, and all around GREAT people!! :) Not saying that some people from other states are any different!
On our way to and from the church, it didn't seem like Thanksgiving at all! There was too much traffic and the stores were all open! After we left the church, we stopped by the Penny Market to see what it was. We heard it was kind of like a Dollar General. Once we got in there, we realized its not really like a Dollar General. Its just a small market with cold foods, homemade breads, knik knaks, candy, small foods etc.
When we got home, we just relaxed and watched the Thanksgiving parade on TV. Then, we got to call our families on Skype and talk to them for awhile! That was nice! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We have sooo much to be thankful for!!!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
I got the shower curtain from Target. Its too short, I know!
Notice the two buttons at the top of the toilet. The big button is for big loads and the small button is for the small loads. You will see this in every bathroom in Germany!
Monday, November 8, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Tomorrow and Thursday I have to work! YAY! Is it sad that I get excited about work? I hate being stuck in the house bored to death everyday!! I absolutely HATE being bored. I would rather be super busy everyday and not have time to clean the house! HA!
My friend, Kristie, is expecting a baby and everyone is hoping she will have baby Bella today!! Its Kristies moms birthday and they would love it if they shared the same b-day. I havent gotten a text or anything yet so I am assuming Bella isnt ready. I hope she comes soon though!!!
Enough for today. Sorry all of my blog posts have been SUPER boring!!! I cant wait till Bryce and I get to travel more so I can post better pics!! :)
Have a great day!!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
With that said, I have become alot more open-minded to it because of my husband but Im still a little un-sure of it. Bryce and I decided to hand out candy to the kids today so I took a trip to the commisary to get some candy. They didnt have any so I went to the BX. Someone PLEASE remind me to NEVER go to either the commisary OR the BX the day before Halloween!!! It was aweful!!! There were a million people there and there wasnt even alot of candy left! I only had two options with candy. Reese's and Milky Way. So, I got a package of both.
As I came home, there were a MILLION kids in the streets getting candy (about an hour ago) and so I excidedly came in to the house, poured the candy in a dish and turned the lights on....and as of right now, the door bell has YET to ring!!
All that worry for nothing....
When I say worry, I mean WORRY!! How much candy do I give out? What do I say after I give them candy? What if they ask for more? What if I run out? All of these things have been running through my mind!! I know I may be over reacting here but, seriously!!
On a different note, I dont and will never understand why people dress in scary costumes. I was FRIGHTENED of them when I was little and still to this day am TERRIFIED when I see someone in a scary costume! Is it amusing to scare people?! Do they enjoy it? I dont get how people can be so cruel!! When I am laying in my bed in a dark room, all I can picture is those scary people watching me in the corner of my room! Yes, I am 21 years old and sometimes feel like a 10 year old.
On a HAPPY note, Bryce and I attended a Gary Chapman conference today!!! He is the author of "The 5 Love Languages". It was AWESOME!!!! I learned so much and I think Bryce did too!! We both definitely needed some wise councel and we definitely got it!! I cant wait to see what the future holds for us!
Hope everyone has a Happy (not scary) Halloween!!!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
When he got off at about 4pm, we went back home to get his cleats for a flag football game. Turns out, he couldnt find his cleats. I guess he left them in Amarillo.
So, we had to go back to Ramstein and buy him some new cleats for his game. He loves them! :) Then, we went to his game. The team is in the playoffs and a friend of Bryce's on the team asked him to come play for a guy that wasn't there. Sadly, Bryce didn't get to play but its not really a big deal because his team got STOMPED on!!! The score ended up being 21-0 I think. It was bad.
Then, we went and worked out. When we got home, I made chicken enchiladas and mexican rice! YUM! It was really good!! Now Bryce is playing his new video game and I'm tired and ready to go to bed! ha.
Yesterday, we attended Frontline Community Church again and it was GREAT!!! Even better than the week before! Music really does make a huge difference in church. I loved how layed back and contemporary Fronline is but yet the Lord definitely moves in that church!
The paster said "Its open mike night, except in the morning". He is quite humerous! Instead of the paster preaching a sermon, people came up and spoke about how faithful the Lord has been in their life lately. It was awesome!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
She is due in Novemeber but at her last appointment, the doctor said Bella is already 7Ib+. I don't think she will make it to November! We went to an Italian restaurant in Landstuhl. They have amazing pasta!!
After we ate, we went to get ice cream at our favorite ice cream shop!
Here is a video of Coen eating a lemon at the restaurant. I guess he liked it since he kept eating it. It is sooo funny!! You have to watch it!!!! I couldn't hold the camera still because I was laughing so hard! Sorry!
Today, I cleaned house all day since Bryce worked. When he got home, we went to Globus. It is a HUGE store!! Its like a walmart and sams and target all put together, German style! They have a restaurant in there along with a few small stores. Our plan was to just eat at the restaurant but that didnt happen... We always find stuff there that looks good so we HAVE to try it!
We got some bread, you can NEVER go wrong with German bread!! Its amazing! I'm not even a big bread eater but oh my, once I had German bread, I fell in love!
We also got some candy. We can never leave Globus without finding some candy that looks good. How can you not? There are 2 aisles full of just candy!!
We also got some pastries. Bryce got a strawberry cake roll thingy. I got a huge cream puff!! It is delicious!!! Here is a pic so you can see how delicious it looks.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Bryce has to work this weekend which is a bummer because that means I have to go to church by myself, again! Last week we visited a new church, Frontline Community. It was much better than the one we were attending. Its alot more layed back and contemporary, like Sherman Bible. I miss Sherman Bible soooo much!! I absolutely love that church!
Now its time to go get some lunch with my sweet husband!
Have a great day!!