Mouse Drama

Feb 4, 2017 by

There was complete MAYHEM in my house the past few days. It started  Martin went to get something in the car Sunday night, left the front door open, and our cat Kiwi bolted inside with a live mouse she dropped at Miss C’s feet … which went over well … as you can imagine.

Screaming. Chaos. More screaming. Tossed furniture. Tears. Doors slamming. Someone has a broom. Another has the vacuum. More screaming as the mouse ran and dropped down into the basement from the first floor landing.

Meanwhile, Kiwi was perched on the staircase, watching like a proud lion king over the land.

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Baby Kicks

Feb 1, 2017 by

 

This photo was taken in July 2008 on the day we learned a little sister was on the way. My oldest was almost 5 at the time. Today, about 8.5 years later, my oldest became the first person other than myself to feel Fest Baby kick.

As we chatted about school, I felt some moves, and thought maybe she’d feel them, too. Wish I captured that reaction, but it reminded me of this photo.

She’s a young lady now. Nearly my height, wearing some of my [pre-pregnancy] clothes. Knows what’s what and all that jazz. Still completely awed and already in love with her littlest sibling.

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Zaftig

Jan 31, 2017 by

Chunky. Chubby. Well-padded. Belly-licious. If you don’t want an opinion, don’t ask a house full of Germans! They will tell you.

A friend also suggested the German word zaftig, which is used for a woman with a round, plump figure.

I like it.

In my head, I’m only 10-11 weeks, because that’s about how long we’ve known about Fest Baby, but here we are, already past the halfway point with this pregnancy. To say time is flying is an understatement!

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Lunch Date

Jan 19, 2017 by

This guy in a suit was loitering outside my office, apparently to “take a beautiful woman out to lunch.”

I offered to go back in to find one for him, but he insisted I come along with him.

 

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Family Friday: Loretta

Jan 19, 2017 by

That’s me, holding hands with Loretta as she’s holding my newborn sister, Jill, in 1983. That’s my cousin Holli in front.

For this Family Friday post, I’m focusing on my side of the family tree. Though my motivation to take up genealogy was to fill in the gaps on Martin’s side, I’ve also spent some time diving into my own lineage.

So, this week, I’m sharing some information about my great-grandmother Loretta.

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New York Breakfast in Germany

Jan 15, 2017 by

Our “New York” breakfast in Germany this morning.

Not shown: the huge plate of eggs, bacon, and potatoes they brought out later.

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