Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy birthday!


Love you more than anything!

54 minutes and 18 seconds

That is the time I ran the Bisbee 1000!!!
I am quite happy with the result and it felt just AMAZING! I was on such an adrenalin rush that I was almost disappointed it was over.

And running it with the great group of ladies I am working out with made it extraspecial.

Now I just need to decide if I am going to sign up for a half marathon in January???
Could I possibly do it??

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Horseback riding

Since we live in the wild west now farms and horses and horse back riding are part of everyday life. So we had to do it too... horseback riding I mean.

Some good friends of ours took us with them to check it out and the kids absolutely loved it. And they were so good at it too. Little Miss N looked like she has been in the saddle since she is born and the lil man had no fear at all.

I guess my kids have the western blood already in them. Me not so much yet.But I wore my cowboy boots for the first time and soon maybe soon I will be on that horse too... we`ll see :)

We decided to have Calan`s 4th bday party at the ranch and make it a cowboy rodeo party. Oh I am soo excited already and have all these cute ideas in my head to make it perfect.Matching plates and napkins and goodie bages... I need to stop, I can`t take on more projects, my head is spinning.. but oh the possibilities...

Enjoy your weekend... make it a western kind of day :)


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The NEW Me

Pictures from my photoshoot after I finished my 8 week challenge. (Yes I am proud!)
Thanks Fitness 4 Life !!

Oktoberfest in Arizona

Since I come from the REAL Oktoberfest`s hometown, I usually don`t expect much from American O`fests. And that is not being arrogant but just how it is.
So when we decided to drive up to Mount Lemmon with some new friends to experience another Oktoberfest high up in the Arizona mountains I was looking forward to it, but wasn`t too excited about the event itself. It takes about 2 hours to get there from our lil town and the drive is just beautiful.
At a certain altitude all the cacti disappear and it almost looks like being somewhere north. Pine trees and rich green meadows and best of all: it`s probably about 20 degrees cooler than down in the desert.

We spent a wonderful afternoon, had lots of fun and lots of laughter with our friends and yes.. lots of german beer (and some Jaegermeister) and I have to say this was the best Oktoberfest I have been to in the US.

So come and look at these pictures and enjoy...

Photostop on the way up to the top of the mountains. The view is just incredible.

Still hot after 9 years...

The setting in the mountains.. almost looks like Bavaria
...just the cows are missing...

...oh I feel homesick to my beautiful Bavaria...

up on the skilift to the top of the mountain...

... and back down which was a little scary...

Finally food....bavarian style

and YES.. the chickendance....the kids loved it

My lil man.. so tired after this long day...

smooches with Mommy...

Hope these pictures inspired you to try an Oktoberfest yourself.
Now go and have some german beer and some brats and imagine you are in Germany....