Friday, February 18, 2011

May I introduce you... my 2 nieces due in June:

Yes you see right...TWINS....I am sooo excited!!

Totally in pink mode, I am sure my brother and sister-in -law will be very happy to get flooded in pink..HA HA!

And then all those onesies and tshirts that say: My Aunt is cool or My Aunt rocks!!!

Not sure when I will meet them for the first time since they live in Germany, but I will be making sure they get spoiled!
Girlpower!! YAY!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Love is in the air

I hope you all had a great Valentines Day and were surrounded by LOVE

We sure did and I spoiled my family with these extra special dinner treats:

Hugs and kisses

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine Lollipops

Just found these beautiful Valentine Lollipops an another of my favorite blogs Glorious Treats and so had to try them out. Done in 5 minutes and supercute.

Now you know what my kids will give their friends for Valentines Day :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentines Day decoration

I was looking for some cute Valentines Day decorations and definitely didn`t want to spend a fortune.
So I was reading one of my favorite blogs Dear Lizzy and absolutely just HAD to copy this gorgeous idea.

Different jars filled with hearts !! Genius!!
So I filled them with heart candy, chocolate hearts, foam craft hearts and wooden heart beads.
Then Naiya and I made a heart garland from my Cricut machine and found a red heart light string at our local drugstore.
And we go ... our cute and very creative decoration!!

Excuse the quality of the pictures, my camera just didn`t like me this morning.

Happy Heart week to you!!


Monday, February 7, 2011

Plank Off

Today I participated in the plank off during bootcamp.

I held it for 2 1/2 minutes. Quite happy with the results.

Vintage cooking and baking

When my Mom came to visit over Christmas I asked her to bring me her old 1970 cook book.
Her words were: What do you want with this old thing?

Well, I love vintage and I love memories. And I remember her standing in her kitchen cooking from it and those memories are just priceless...good old times..sometimes I wished I could go back to it.

But since it is not possible I decided to get the book into my kitchen and start using it.

And here it is..totally 1970... totally vintage..

Don`t you love the yellowed pages and the old fashioned pictures?

The BEST marble cake ever

Totally love my new old cook book!!

Camping out

Hi all,

last night was Family Movie Night in our house in the desert. Or call it a camp out.
We moved the coffeetable away, blew up the air mattress, got blankets and pillows and camped out in the living room.
Lights were off except the fireplace and it was just soo cozy!!

The kids picked Chihuahua 2 as the movie and they had plenty snacks and drinks to keep them busy and well fed :)

Everybody loved the family time together and we will definitely do it again.

Happy camping out!!

Long time no talk

Hello everyone,

long time no see. I have totally been slacking in updating my blog...and I am not happy about it!

Seems like the only time when I have time for this is in the middle of the night when I actually should be sleeping.

Oh well, I hope you forgive me.

Let`s think what we have been up to.

We had a great Christmas .My Mom and brother came over to visit from Germany and it was just so wonderful to have them here. I also found out some great news: I will be an aunt in aunt of twins...WOW!!!

It was very sad when they left again and on those days I don`t like living here.On those days I wished I was back in Germany..but those moments pass by quickly especially with my 2 crazy honeybugs buzzing around.

On January 14 I ran my FIRST half marathon.Well not really, I did relay and ran 8.6 miles. But I was very proud of myself and I did awesome time.
I think I can call myself a runner now.

Already signed up for the next...on March 27 in Tucson..this time I am doing the whole 13 miles!!

Me and my family after the race...Calan had a moment and didn`t want to be in the picture

My running buddy Joni and I

Just got in at the relay stop after 8.6 miles...WOW..what a feeling!!

I also started a new 8 week challenge right after New Year.

Tomorrow week 6 is starting and it is going well. Definitely slower than the firts time, but maybe there is less fat to lose now..ha ha
I am down another 9 pounds and a few inches and I am hoping for 5 more pounds in the next 3 weeks. I think I can do it.

The kids are doing good. Naiya still loves school even though she has her moments. She definitely doesn`t like to do homework , that is always a challenge. So I came up with a sticker chart and after 5 days of doing her homework without drama she can go to the dollarstore and pick something. That seems to work.Lately she actually rather wants the $1 in cash since she wants to save money to go back to the Build a Bear store and buy things for "Princess" (her pink dog) .

Calan also got a sticker chart for listening and cleaning up.Let`s just say we are still working on the success...

Time for me to go to bed.
Stay warm wherever you are. And come back to see me!