Thursday, October 27, 2011


We drove 1800 km over the last 6 days from Gent to Frankfurt→Vilseck→ Cheb (Czech Republic)→Stuttgart→Heidelberg→Cologne→Gent. Wheew!! We are exhausted; living like nomads is a lot of work. The drive was so beautiful with all the vibrant Fall colors and fortunately we are blessed with the best “road trip” kids, they really amaze me with how well they travel.

We had a great visit with Steve’s Uncle Walt, Aunt Erika, and cousins Tammi & Ryan. It was my first time meeting all of them, but it certainly won’t be the last time we see each other. It’s nice to know we have family on this side of the pond.

Here are a few pictures in very random order...

My happy boy (happy to be out of the car:)

Heidelberg, Germany

Cologne (Kolner Dom)
Alex running free in a park in Heidelberg

Steve Sr., Gloria, & Aunt Erika

Brats & Sour kraut

Cousin Tammi & Bronwen

Steve's wild boar and potato ball

Schnitzel & potato croquettes

Bronwen, Gloria, Erika, Steve Sr., & Walt

Morrison Clan

Opa & Bronwen

Hotel Diva

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Random misc. pics...

Flower market (day after the venetian ball)

fun shots around town

Alex and auntie Em:)

Alex and the giant pretzel Emily brought back from Octoberfest

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Venetian Ball...

We started the night off at our place with cava and appetizers and of course some photo fun...
Emily, me, Courtney, and Sofie
Fun before the ball (me, Steve, Court, Joris, Sofie)

waiting for the tram (we were quite the spectacle)

Tram ride to the ball

Actors (we think) escorting people into the ball
We waltzed the night away...
"the ball"
 There was a dessert competition, next year I'm in!!!
Dessert buffet

Em, Steve, Jill

 Professional photos were taken and will be available on facebook soon...

Sofie and Joris
Only in Belgium... Eating and drinking chocolate isn't enough so they've developed a fancy contraption for snorting it, no joke!  So of course, when in Rome...


Having fun in character

Beautiful harp music

There were extraordinary costumes and masks

 I turned into a pumpkin at midnight (my babysitter's curfew)...

Good night!