Wednesday, October 12, 2011

September Recap.

Why does it feel like I post more recaps than actual posts? Probably because I have more children than brain cells these days... I think that's a chicken/egg dilemma for another post!
Emma and I baked in our matching aprons. Forgive the "mom look," I rock that pretty much daily.

I went to Baden-Baden with my girls, and stayed in a fabulous vineyard!

We went to the Landstuhl Stadtfest and rode some rides.

The boys rocking their matching shirts. It's ridiculous how excited they BOTH get over matching!

Emma and Jacob practiced their twirls :)

Lemma got a new bike for her birthday! Early, but we wanted her to get some use before the weather turned yucky. Which, it promptly did to spite me. 

We went to a kerwe in Oberkirchenbach. Its a fest, with more rides and lots of beer.

Bumper cars-a whole family favorite!

Daddy bought us some küssen, they're chocolate covered wafer and marshmallows- Johnny was a HUGE fan!

Ems and I scouted some new photo locations :)

We went to Hitscherhof. 

Tiny baby loved the hay pile!

Daddy decided to sumo wrestle. It did not end well. He dislocated his patella- imagine its supposed to be at 12 o'clock. His ended up near 8 o'clock. NOT pretty. Nor was the bath I attempted to give him. :D

The fog rolled in around Martinshöhe. Fall is sooo pretty around here!

Disibodenberg and Bad Sobernheim Barfußpfad

We went to Disibodenberg a few weeks ago, it was a ruins of a monastery from somewheres around 640AD. Very very cool, even the kids really enjoyed exploring the site. The 3rd grade archaeologist in me really loved this! 





 We also went to the Barfußpfad in Bad Sobernheim. The kids loved this- it was much more of a "hard core" walk than the one we did earlier this year. The fording of the river was lots deeper, and we were rain dodging too.








Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Brand New Sparkly Website!

My photography website is finally up. Thanks so much to the fabulous Beth Worthy for doing my web design- she was SO patient with me and did a amazing job- it's so very beautiful!
Check it out: 


Also, don't forget about the photography blog... I'm trying to be better about keeping that up as well, 


And, I have a FB page, the link to that can be found on the left or right here:


Thanks for all the love, support, and encouragement!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bernkastel

We found a tiny little weingut in a real cave!
We went up to Bernkastel in August, its a little wine town on the Mosel River, a little over an hour away. We'd heard good things about it and decided to check it out ourselves. 

The kids were fascinated by the narrow building.



The Mosel


My boys :)




The castle was also very cool, a bit of a hike, but the kids did well and we all enjoyed it. The views were spectacular!

Deidesheim Erlebnistag

A few weekends ago, we went to an Erlebnistag (Adventure Day) in Deidesheim. The weinstrasse (main road through wine country) shuts down for the day and people bring their bikes out and travel along tasting wine and food and whatever else is on offer. The kids pulled out bikes and scooters and we headed out. I seriously underestimated the number of people that were out that day (around 400,000!) and the hard-core-ness of the German bikers. Sweet little Memma on her tiny scooter was just dwarfed, but she held her own. We made her wear her helmet at all times in case she got smoked by a stray biker, but thankfully, somehow, she avoided getting hit. 
It was Heather's birthday, we had a GREAT day!

One vineyard had their grapes marked, so cool to see the riesling grapes!

soooo pretty


Heather telling Emma, "Now, don't tell your dad we picked more grapes!"



We stopped at one place and had some "sekt," which is the German word for sparkling wine, or traditionally, champagne. However, in Europe, they are VERY strict about true champagne is only from Champagne, France, so its called sekt.


The fountain near where we parked had some "interesting" statues- Jay and the kids had some fun :D