Monday, November 26, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving a little Late

We just returned from our trip to Berchesgarden and Salzburg. It truly was a beautiful winter wonderland. Thankfully, we didn't plan to ski and we got our sledding and snow play in early because it was all melting away pretty fast! The Christmas market in Salzburg was very cool, and our tour of the salt mines was amazing. Hope everyone had an awesome weekend too!

Sadly, the family, starting with Ethan, got a serious stomach virus which put a damper on things. So far, Mom and Alisea are holding out.

Looking forward to the Holiday Season! Had some fun with the photos. If you haven't seen this site, check it out. It will put a smile on your face!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I am falling behind with the updates. I lost my camera for a week, but I just found it so I'm gonna get on the ball and post something just as soon as every picture isn't filled with kids with boogies running down their faces. It's soooooo fun to have a 4 month old and a 2 year old sick at the same time. Thankfully, Alisea didn't get it too bad (knock on wood), but Ethan is strugglin!! The rest of us are fighting the little twinges and praying it doesn't hit us hard.

We got exciting news this week that my Dad and his lovely wife will be visiting us in December. What a wonderful way to lead into Christmas! We will be looking forward to that visit on the 5th. That should mean lots of new pictures to post!

Sounds like we have another little nephew coming into the world any minute. We are praying for a safe delivery for Mary, and a healthy baby, as the little guy wasn't supposed to be here for another 4-5 weeks!

We have three, yes, three, Thansgiving dinners to attend in the next 2 days. That's one of the fun things about being in a place away from family where everyone else is too. It means lots of people getting together to make up for it. I just hope the kids are well enough to attend. I'd feel awful if they got everyone else sick too! How long do colds usually last, anyway? It's been 4-5 days of the yucky stuff for Ethan already. Most of the people on base, including us, will be using the long Thanksgiving weekend to travel somewhere in Europe. Boy we'll miss that! We're off to Salzburg, probably do a little skiing and take in the Christmas Market.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Haven't had much going on lately of note. I need to post another picture soon, but have misplaced my camera. We just planned a trip to Salzburg for the Christmas markets over Thanksgiving so that's exciting. I sure wish the dollar would recover though! It's getting rough!
Keep checking in.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Halloween and Alisea's 4 mo. appt.

Happy Halloween!

It was a pretty mellow day for us. Ethan had a little party with his playgroup and that was pretty much it. Since the day hasn't really taken off with Italian's, we didn't have any trick-or-treaters, or place to take the kids to. Some go to the American neighborhood areas, where several families live, but we opted to chill out at home.
I can't believe how fast this year is flying by. I just saw a sign at the post office telling me I have less than 2 weeks to mail any packages for Christmas if I want to use the cheaper option. Holy Cow! Already???
Alisea had her 4 month appointment today. She is super healthy and perfect. Our doctor is also a family friend, and always comments on how "perfect" she is. She weighs 13 lbs 6 ozs. and is 24 1/2 inches now - right in the 50th percentile. Those of you who knew Caitlyn and Ethan will remember they were always 95-100 on the charts, so this has been kinda fun - clothes that are 3-6 months actually fitting her while she's 3-6 months, for example!! She did great with her shots. Ethan had to get his flu shot and didn't even wince. It was all about the cool bandaid for him!!

And honorable mention - Caitlyn got her cast off. Yippee!!!! I had had enough of wrapping the darn thing, washing and combing her hair, etc. etc. She's back in the pool swimming with the Aviano Sea Dragons! Can't really tell it's her, but it's all I have at the moment!

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