Tuesday, July 23, 2013

So long, Farewell, Aufwiedersehen, Goodbye

I promise I didn't do the Sound of Music thing on purpose. But the twins do love that song. We have to sing it every night before bed and Philippa always says the "no" part of Liesl's line.

It still hasn't hit me that I'm leaving. Sunday night, the family had a kind of surprise going away party for me, except all my friends that haven't already left couldn't come. Which was like 3 or 4, apart from Rachel and Max who were there anyways. So it was just us, the grandparents and Sigrid, and Sonja, who was staying here the first month I was here. We sat out in the garden and grilled, and they hung up the Texas flag that hung at the capitol once. It was really nice, and I'm glad it wasn't a big thing. I don't like being the center of attention. I'm going to miss a lot of things here, and most of all my kinders! I love them all a whole bunch!

Greta's still convinced she's coming with me, flying away on the tram and eating ice cream and fries in the airplane. Johanna would come, but she told me she doesn't have enough money.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tough Mudder Nordwestdeutschland

The first one ever in Germany.
Tough Mudder: the picture version. I'll probably write a real recap soon. But it was a ton of fun!

from their facebook page


after 18km and 19 obstacles

walk the plank
electric eel
spiders web
funky monkey 

I finished the last half basically crippled

Friday, July 12, 2013

Color Run

Gritta asked Rachel and me a while ago if we wanted to do The Color Run with her in Hannover. Of course we did! We made a team with Laura, who was the au pair here before Rachel. She ended up not being able to do it because she's been having some pains and the doctors don't know what it is, but Laura's boyfriend (also a former apprentice) Nils was able to take her place.

I was on my tip toes. Why am I so short...

Rachel stretching after running her first full 5k!


We definitely have Tough Mudder in the bag if we could do this!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday America!

I need to get this video to work

They both say this, and I also got them to say "USA!". Except the best version so far has been more like "you say say!"

Happy 4th of July!