Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I got mail!

I got a nice envelope in the mail today covered with Star Wars stamps which I thought would be the most exciting thing about the envelope because nothing really exciting usually comes in envelopes that aren't padded. I took a little while to study the stamps; C3PO, Luke Skywalker, Chewie and Han Solo, the Millenium Falcon, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Yoda, a lightsaber battle, and Boba Fett (I don't know if I spelled all those right but I don't want to take the time to look it all up) before I actually opened the envelope to see what was inside. I pulled out a stack of papers, still not knowing what it was because the first page was handwriting I didn't recognize with some scribbles. I skipped to the bottom of the paper without reading it and realized it was from my cousin and her daughter, who is 3 or 4 I think, had added her part (the scribbles were N's because here name starts with N). I scanned the rest of the pages, looking at the names only and was happy to see I was the recipient of letters from the family Christmas party. I went straight to my room and read through all of them. It was so good to hear from everyone. I was sad that I didn't get to go but Germany is still a good place to be. Less than two months though until I can say that I live in Utah again. Apparently I just can't stay away from the place, this will be the second time in two years that I've moved back, the first being when I decided school in Idaho wasn't for me. The moving gene inherited from my dad is in me, but it keeps pulling me back home. Maybe this means I should just tell people I'm from Utah from now on. Nah, I'll stick with my usual answer, the US.

Saturday, December 8, 2007


I went to Hamburg a few weekends ago to stay with my friend and have a little Thanksgiving feast. The next day we roamed the streets of Hamburg for a little while and came across this little park. The first draw was a slide, but then it ended up getting better by the second. I even wrestled an alligator!

And then because it was so much fun Janae gave it a whirl as well.

There was a cool pirate ship wreck so Nichole and Janae climbed aboard to find some treasure.

There may not have been treasure but at least now we know if we ever find a real pirate ship that still floats, Janae is going to be the captain.

And since we're girls of course you can't see the front of a ship and not think of Titanic so here Nichole is playing the part of Rose and Janae is playing the role of Jack. And scene!

Next in our discoveries were a few small houses. Nichole and I wedged ourselves into one of them. I know that Hamburg is a big city and they want to fit as many apartments as possible in here, but really this is a little too much... Or should I say too little.

I'm not really sure why but Nichole felt the need to try and climb out above the door. Good thing it didn't quite work and she got a little stuck.

I tried to be cool and slide out real quick but that didn't really work to well either.

Check it out! It's Snoopy! We decided it was small enough and it's basically the shape of a dog house so why not.

Our adventure then took us to the Christmas Market in the town square by the City Hall. This picture took 3 minutes to take (at least) because we had gotten there just after the train had driven by so we had to wait for it to go all the way around and come back. Let me tell you, it was a long row of booths. And because the train took so long to come I got bored and frustrated and made this face.

All the Christmas lights at the market.

The Three Amigos. Janae, Maren, Nichole

The coolest Burger King in the world! It's freaking sweet!

I'm super stretchy!

We found our own little castle. They had some kid toys just out on the street so of course I had to play.

I'm supposed to be ripping down the castle because I'm a giant.