Monday, December 22, 2008

We are off.......

Well we leave tomorrow for our trip to MD for Christmas. We are driving to my sister's house in Derwood, MD for a day and then to my parents house in Valley Lee, MD for Christmas. We will also spend time with my brother and his family. We then return for one night and then head to Charleston, SC to spend New Years with Stefan's brother and family and Father. So we are basically gone the 23rd thru the 3rd.

Other breaking news: Sydney cut her first tooth today and has a second about to break. I can't believe how big she is getting. It goes much faster with the second one. I hope she is able to handle the drives well.

Well, to all of our Family and Friends in Austria and Switzerland and in MD, NC, SC and VA:

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

May you know the true reason for this wonder day which is the birth of our SAVIOR Jesus Christ. Our prayer is that you know HIM personally.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Our Christmas Pictures

The one with Daniel Kissing Sydney was not staged. We were trying to get her to smile and he leaned in and kissed her. Isn't he sweet.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged!
Jenn Duke tagged me! Here were my rules......
* choose the 4th picture folder on your computer
* choose the 4th picture
* explain the picture
* tag at least 4 people to do the same

This picture is from Father's 07. This is a picture at my parents house of my father with his kids and grandkids. My brother has 4 kids (oldest boy and the two girls in front of him and of course the one he is holding) and my twin sister has two kids(both in front of her). My father is holding Daniel. My brother is holding Jacob his youngest son, which is 5 months younger than Daniel.

ok so I have to tag four people.... Sara St. C., Kirsten, Katherine G. and Kara at Frugal Frenzy

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Visit with Santa

Well we heard about the Santa at the Oak Hollow Mall and we had to go see him. Daniel had a great time talking to Santa. He was very funny. Santa made Daniel an honorary reindeer and told him not to eat the grass around the mall, only at home. They also sang Happy Birthday to Jesus together. It was sweet. Sydney was just wide-eyed staring at him. No smiles and no frowns. We feel blessed she did not cry.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Today Stefan and I have been married 5 years. I am so thankful to have such a warm, kind, gentle, caring, and devoted husband. God has taken us on a journey neither of us had expected. We are thankful that this journey was not a surprise to HIM. We talked about everything that has happened in the 5 years we have been married. Our ups and downs. It made us so excited to see what God has in store for us over the next 5 years. May God continue to bless us and may we continue to strive to be better servants to Him.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sydney 5 months

Today Dec 10th Sydney is 5 months old. Daniel is exactly 3 1/2 today as well. Neat how they were both born on the 10th. She is such a pretty baby. I love these new hair bows I found, aren't they pretty. I love to watch her growing especially her eye lashes. Time seems to be going faster with the second child. I am glad she is a good sleeper. Thank you Jesus for a good baby!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Guess Who.......

Got her ears pierced? Well we have been waiting to get this done and finally decided we better do it before she starts to play with her ears. Some disagree with our choice, saying she is too young, but it was a great experience. Stefan did not want to be present because he thought it would be too hard to see her cry in pain, so he took Daniel to the Pet Store. Before he left he helped me pick out the earrings of choice, which were 14k gold ruby studs. Now Let me tell you....Sydney did not shed one tear. Yes she screamed when it was done in each ear and she did not like me holding her so tight to keep her still, but almost as soon as it began it was over and she literally started giggling at this little doll in the store that made a cute sound. I was kinda surprised since it was 7:30pm and she is normally in bed by then, so I figured she would at least start crying, but not my girl. I feel even better about my decision to get this done. And look how cute the picture is in her bed right before she fell asleep. Now lets just hope she doesn't dream about the lady with the piercing gun to her ear.

Dancing Schillings (Including PaPa Peter)

Click the play button to see.....
Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Santa wrote back...

Well one day a couple weeks ago, in order to get Daniel to take a nap I told him that we would write a letter to Santa to let him know that he had been a good boy and to tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas, but only if he closed his eyes. Well we wrote it and Daniel said "you have to put a stamp on it and put it in the mailbox". I thought well I guess I can and waste 42 cents. Well I was shocked today to get this post card in the mail from Santa addressed to Daniel. I think I just found another tradition. I read the card to Daniel and he said "does that mean I am getting my big motorcycle." I just said maybe so. Well I have no idea what he is talking about when he says "big motorcycle". We have asked him is it one you ride on he says no.. we asked is it one you push and he said yes a big motorcycle. but when we ask what size it is he stretches his arms out to the side as big as possible. So since Santa typed this letter maybe he will tell me what Daniel is talking about.
But, I wanted to post this in case I am not the only person who did not know that if you write and mail a letter to Santa he will respond. How cute!

Christmas is Here!

Well, I realized that with losing a week between Thanksgiving and Christmas that I better get on the ball and decorate for Christmas. I decided at 11:30pm Monday night that I would stay up until it was finished. Stefan had gone to bed and I just went to it. I did have to wake him up to bring some things down from the attic that I could not carry but it was worth it. Finally around 4am, I looked around and was so happy I decided to stay up. When Daniel and Sydney woke up I got them dressed and down stairs for pictures. I tell Daniel that Santa brings the tree and then heads back to the North Pole to get the birthday gifts ready for Jesus. And that since Jesus loves us so much He gives His birthday gifts away to everyone else. This year I gave Daniel his own little manger to play with(see the pic). Yesterday I decorated the outside of the house for Christmas. Will take pictures tonight and post later.