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Proud Parent

Yep, that’s right – I couldn’t be prouder! Tristan came home today playing “Mary had a Little Lamb” on his recorder. Pretty cool, but we all learned that in school, right? What made me really proud was HOW he played it. Nothing better than listening to your son play the recorder through his nose!


This past Sunday we had some beautiful weather (finally a little bit of summer).  With the end of our street blocked off, we don’t get too much traffic in front of the house, so I took the boys out for a “little drive”.  While they fight and argue, the bond between these two is amazing.  I thank God each and every day that He has given us 2 such wonderful boys to take care of.

All for one and one for all
My brother and my friend
What fun we have
The time we share
Brothers ’til the end.
~Author Unknown

Good Song/Video

Not sure if any of you know who Casting Crowns are, but they are a fantastic Christian band that we have been listening to a lot lately. I found a great video online today for a song I really like, called “American Dream”. Take a look:

Wonderful Christmas

Hey everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We surely did! The boys were pleasantly surprised with what Santa left under the tree. We had a quiet Christmas morning at home. We first read the Christmas story from Tristan’s kids bible, then opened presents. After that, we had fun making “Omelets in a bag” where the kids got to make their own omelets and add what they wanted on them (except for jelly beans, of course!). They really enjoyed doing that and quickly scarfed down what they made. In the late afternoon we headed up to visit with some friends of ours in Darmstadt. It truly was a wonderful Christmas!

Click on the video below for a small video of our Christmas morning.

Another Soccer Season Over

Well, Tristan’s fall soccer season is now over. He had a great time again, and really did a great job. I will be posting the rest of his soccer pictures in the photos area as soon as I am done weeding through them. In the meantime, below is a slideshow that was given out to all of the team members at the end of season party: