Monday, February 25, 2008

Beautiful Winter Days

We have had AMAZING winter weather the past few weeks...thank you universe! This has allowed for some great weekend getaways and day trips, and lots of running around outside.

Promenade in Vevey.

Lake of Murten.

Open cafe February!!

and lots of lounging around in the sunshine.

And now that I'm fully and truly in the middle of my second trimester, I'm feeling GREAT and it's absolutely the perfect time to take full advantage of the outdoors again. YAY!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

my valentine

My sweetie surprised me with a heart shaped pizza for lunch today. He actually asked them to shape it that way...isn't it cute?!

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone. Hoping your hearts are as full of love as mine. xoxoxo

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dino Fasnacht part 2

This time a much bigger parade in Biel...and with his friend Elizabeth. Lots of confetti was thrown...I can tell you that much! They city organized a kids dance party afterwards, complete with free apple juice and cookies. And it was sunny!! And still is!! Those of you in California will never truly understand how meaningful this is. :-)

Anyway, that's it for Fasnacht/Carnaval this year. I hope we've all adequately chased off the bad spirits of winter so that spring can make a timely appearance. Let's hope!

Friday, February 08, 2008

More about the belly...

Ok, so here's the story:

1. I'm 4 months pregnant

2. I felt terrible for much of the first trimester...very different from the first time around, when I had no symptoms at all.

3. Due date is July 26th. My 35th birthday is on July 23rd.

4. We don't know the gender, but this may change next month.

5. Names are not yet selected, but there is a list in progress. Any suggestions? Nothing terribly biblical, mind you.

6. The birth will postpone our first foreign service posting abroad...but it's a small price to pay. :-)

7. A certain someone is extremely happy about becoming a big brother!

8. This means that there is NO chance for a return visit to California this year.

9. My belly now at 4 months is as big as it was last time at 6 months.

10. We don't plan to have any more after this, so we're trying to enjoy it while it lasts!!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Dino Fasnacht

It's that time of year again. Time to dress up, play loud music, throw confetti, and chase away the winter. We had so much fun, we're thinking of hitting two parades this year. Party animals!

hint hint

too many cookies? or....????