First thing’s first! Today is my niece Savannah’s first birthday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY GIRL!
I can’t believe it’s been a year already!
I must apologize for not being around much… It’s been rather busy around here though looking back I can’t think why.
I suppose it’s just that Ryan and I are spending more time together in the evenings so I’m making more of an effort to get all of my chores done during my day. The huge life changes coming in 2009 look so much closer from this side of Christmas!
It suddenly hit me this morning that I only have about 12 weeks left in Germany. Only 12 more Saturdays to sleep in with Ryan, or spend a lazy day with him, or the day exploring… Just twelve more Sundays without a church… and BOOM it doesn’t seem like a long time anymore! So we’ve been spending a lot of time together… talking and daydreaming about where we might end up this year and just enjoying each other’s presence.
We have had some beautiful weather this past week as well… There is still a dusting of powdery snow on the ground but we’ve had clear skies and low temperatures! It has sure made for a few beautiful pictures!
This was sunset one day last week…
And this was dawn… (now before you freak out about me being up to see the dawn I’ll remind you that dawn takes place at about 10 minutes to 9am around these parts!)
Look at the light on the snow…
We even had a few days of a bright white mist… so different from our normal dank fog.
In fact it’s been so sunny that we had a few days full of birdsong! It was almost like spring… until you walked out the door into the 6 degree sunny afternoon!
I looked out the window one fine morning to see this…
Our neighbors cat on the lookout for one of those early birds!
Even the cows were out this week enjoying the sun! Must be quite a change from the barns they are normally kept in all winter long…
And of course my boys have enjoyed the week of sunshine as well!
So, only four days remain between us and our list! Many of you have asked us if we’ll be going back to the states and the answer is yes. Though we don’t get a choice in the least about where we’ll be we are guaranteed a place back in the continental United States because we have served a long tour here in Germany.
It’s kind of scary having absolutely zero control over where we’ll be living. We of course have preferences but none of it really matters at this point. We are trying very hard to not be nervous or anxious and to just trust that the place we get will be the perfect place for us!
Sometime Saturday afternoon we’ll get a list of places that could be our next home. Then 29 days later we’ll find out which one it will be! You can bet I’ll be here Saturday to let you know what our list consists of!!!
That’s about it for me today. Ryan has been very busy at work and it putting in some long hours! He seems to never get home before 6pm these days (which is long when he’s out the door everyday before 7am) and since it’s dark here by 4:30pm it sure shortens our days!
Oh and I have to share this picture with you! I glanced out my upstairs office window earlier this week to find an almost full moon and decided to give it a try with my camera! Considering that I don’t exactly have a telescope lens I love how it turned out!
Have a lovely day all,