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

Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Birthday John!

We had John's First Birthday party at a local schnapps haus about 2 weeks ago. We had so much fun with our friends (and their kids!). The food was amazing, the schnapps yummy, and the company fabulous. :) We have such a wonderful group of friends here, we're so blessed to get to share special occasions with them. 
John had a blast eating his chocolate cupcake, and the adults enjoyed some "Better than..." cake. :D







He was playing with some of Daddy's "empties." :D

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Day of School!!

Okay, back to blogging.
My dad reminded me that this is the only way a lot of family can check in on us, being that not everybody has Facebook, so I'll do my best to keep up with it. :)
The kids had their first day of school on Tuesday. They were SO excited, Harry had his outfit picked out for at least a week ahead of time.
cinnamon rolls for breakfast!

By the front door, this is a Prettyman family tradition :)


Harry in front of his new school- SO excited!

with his new teacher, Mrs. B

Emma at her new school

She's so excited her buddy Jacob is in her class!

family pic with Emmila

Preschool tuckered her right out :)

Poor tiny baby got hauled around the whole day 


I found these cool signs online, but forgot to use them in the morning, due to all the other things I had to remember! So, we did pictures after school, but by then Emma was wailing and howling and didn't have much of a happy face.