Monday, July 30, 2007

Garden of the Gods - again

But always amazing. One of the things you have to do when you are visiting Colorado Springs.... I just love it. It is so beautiful.... My aunt came to visit us from Missouri during the time my mom was here. We really had a great time. And they both enjoyed this really great piece of nature.

Garden of the Gods - mal wieder - aber immer atemberaubend. Eines der Dinge die man gesehen haben muss wenn man Colororado Springs besucht.... Ich liebe es einfach. es ist wunderschoen.... Meine Tante aus Missouri kam uns besuchen waehrend der Zeit, als meine Mom hier war. Wir hatten eine grossartige Zeit. Und bied haben diesen grossartige Teil der Natur genossen.




Martina

Renaissance Festival

Mom, Ben and I went to the Renaissance Festival. It was just so awesome. Ben was not interested in the little booths, but he really enjoyed the padding farm and had such a blast over there, feeding the animals. We almost spend the whole day at this part of the festival. We also watched the fight between the knights, it was a really good show. So sorry Christian had to work, but we will definitely go back next year with him....
Mom, Ben und ich waren auf dem Renaissance Festival. Es war einfach wunderbar. Ben war nicht wirklich in den kleine Staenden interresiert, aber er fand den Streichel Zoo klasse und hatte eine riesen Freude beim fuettern der Tiere. Wir haben fast den ganzen Tag in diesem Teil des Festivals verbracth. Wir haben auch den Ritterkampd gesehen, es war eine echt gute Show. So schade das Christian arbeiten musste, aber wir werden difinitiv naechstes Jahr wieder hingehen, mit ihm....



Martina

noch ein paar Bilder

A new way of washing... Why should I use the tube, the basin is much cooler....
Eine neue Art des Waschens... Warum soll ich die Badewanne benutzen, das Waschbecken ist viel cooler...
Climbing up the cat tree, which I'm of course not allowed, but who cares....
Am Kratzbaum hochzuglettern, was mir natuerlich nicht erlaubt ist, aber was soll's....


The second cake for our Grand Opening... We had such a better looking amazing cake, but Mr. Scatterbrain (you read correctly not me... no, no Christian) let it fall down. The cake was all over the fridge and the floor, a really huge mess. We had to improvise and that is what we got in the short time (it should have been written in another way so that you could read www.shop-it.org better, but the lady didn't do a good job....)

Das ist der zweite Kuchen zu unserer grossen Eroeffnung... Wir hatten einen viel besseren gut aussehenden Kuchen, aber Herr Schussel (Ihr lest richtig, nicht ich...nein,nein Christian) hat ihn fallen gelassen. Der Kuchen war wirlich ueber den ganzen Boden und den Kuehlschrank zerstreut, eine grosse Sauerrei. Wir mussten improvisieren und das ist was wir in der kuerze der Zeit bekommen haben (es sollte natuerlich anders geschrieben sein, so dass man www.shopt-it.org besser lesen koennte, aber die Dame hat keine gute Arbeit geleistet....)

For our business we went to the big family reunion up in Denver and spent a really interesting weekend there. We learned a lot and had a great evening dinner. Listening to all the people gives us the hope that we can also be sucessfull with the Business.

Fuer unser Geschaeft sind wir zur grossen Family Reunion nach Denver gefahren und haben ein sehr interresantes Wochenende dort verbracht. Wir haben eine Menge gelernt und hatten ein grossartiges Abend Essen. All den Leuten zuzuehoeren gibt uns die Hoffung das wir ebenfalls erfolgreich in diesem Geschaeft sein koennen.

So, If you want to have a better, healthier life, come and shop at www.shop-it.org. If you have any questions or concerns, shout us and E-Mail and we are more than happy to help!!!!!

Also, wenn Du ein besseres, gesuenderes Leben fuehren willst, komm und shop auf www.shop-it.org. Wenn Du Fragen oder Anmerkungen hast, schreib uns eine E-Mail und wir helfen gerne!!!!

Martina

sad weekend :-(

This weekend was really, really sad for me as my mom left us on Thursday to fly back to Germany and of course Christian had to work the whole weekend.... Basically I did nothing, I watched a couple of movies with Ben and was in trance the whole weekend... I was able to wash some dirty clothes and were on the phone with my mom via Skype. We went to Walmart on Sunday evening to buy some grocery's. Believe me guys, this is really the hardest thing which happens when you immigrate to another country, you have to leave your family behind and you have to say Good Bye, again and again.... I hate it. It doesn't change my mind, I'm still so glad that we can live in this wonderful country, but I will always miss my family in Germany.

Dieses Wochenende war wirklicht richtig traurig fuer mich weil meine Mom nach Deutschland zurueckgeflogen ist und Christian natuerlich das ganze Wochenede arbeiten musste.... Im Grunde genommen hab ich nichts gemacht, ich hab mit Ben ein paar Filme geschaut und war wie im Trance das ganze Wochenende. Ich war in der Lage ein bischen dreckige Waesche zu waschen und mit meiner Mom ueber Skype zu telefonieren. Wir waren am Sonntag bei Walmart Lebensmittel einkaufen. Glaubt mir Leute, das ist echt das schlimmste, was passiert, wenn man in ein anderes Land auswanderd, man muss seine Familie zuruecklassen und muss immer wieder Abschied nehmen.... Ich hasse es. Es aendert nicht meine Meinung hier in diesem wundervollen Land zu leben, aber ich werde immer meine Familie in Deutschland vermissen.

I love you mom... Miss you!!!!!!

Martina

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Anouncement:

The grand opening for our Online Store:

WWW.SHOP-IT.ORG

will be on Saturday July 14,2007 at 3:00 P.M.

so, if you are living in the Colorado Springs Area and you are reading my blog and want to join us, even so we don't know each other, just shoot us an E-Mail and we will let you know where to go.

We are looking forward to meet you all on Saturday.

Martina

Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs is a small little town with a lot of Arts and Restaurants, basically they have a main street where you can buy all that Tourist stuff you don't need(like Ruedesheim in Germany). But it is really nice to walk through and look at all that. We went to the "European Cafe" and enjoyed lunch.



Of course we also went shopping to the Castle Rock Outlets. Mutschka, thanks for buying us all the wonderful things. I'm so glad you are here. I really hope you enjoy your time. Love ya.

Martina

The Cliff Dwellings

Of course we did some cultural program and went to the cliff dwellings just a couple miles away from Colorado Spring. The Indians build there houses into the rocks. It was totally interesting to see how they lived in earlier times. Ben was just running around the building and thought this was a really cool playground.... Tipis were used by Indians, but not here in the area.





Isn't that a fantastic view? I just love Colorado.

Martina

Finally my mom arrived

from Germany, almost a week ago.... We were so busy, so I hadn't had time to write my blog. Here are some pics:

First presents for Ben @ the airport:
I guess I have to hide the keys soon, Mr. Ben really likes driving my car:


We went downtown into the park, of course we haven't been prepared as we didn't plan to go to downtown that day. Ben had a blast, till the staff came and advised us that the little guy needs to have pants on (my goodness he is just 2 years old...) Of course we put him his pants on so that he was able to enjoy the water....
me and my mom enjoying the sun:
And I had my first doctors appointment, I went to the dentist and you guys know I just hate it. They cleaned my teeth for free. In Germany, I had to pay 80 Euro's out of pocket. I was really impressed. And they did a much better job, more service and they checked more... I just say really cool. And the best thing was I didn't need a new filling, it's all good.....

Martina

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July

This is our second 4th of July here in the States - I still can't believe how time goes by. Instead seeing the parade up in Monument, we cleaned the house. My mom is flying in from Germany and I can't wait to see her again and pick her up from the airport tomorrow evening. Yeah.
In the afternoon we went to our friend Julia's house for a BBQ. It was really cool as her husband is home for R&R, to see him again after 10 month. We had good American food and the kid's had so much fun. It was a really nice day. Thanks guys for having us over. Sorry - NO pics as Mrs. Scatterbrain forgot her camera.

Happy Birthday USA

Dies ist unser zweiter 4. Juli hier in den Staaten - Ich kann immer noch nicht glauben, wie die Zeit hier verfliegt. Anstatt die Parade in Monument zu sehen, haben wir das Haus geputzt. Meine Mom kommt morgen aus Deutschland und ich kann kaum abwarten sie wieder zu sehen und sie vom Flughafen morgen Abend abzuholen. Yeah.
Am Nachmittag waren wir bei unserer Freudin Julia zum BBQ. Es war echt klasse, gerade weil Ihr Mann zur Zeit im Urlaub daheim ist und ihn nach 10 Monaten wieder zu sehen. Wir hatten gutes amerikanisches Essen und die Kinder hatten superviel Spass. Es war ein wirklich schoener Tag. Danke fuer die Einladung. Sorry - KEINE Bilder, Frau Schussel hat Ihre Kamera vergessen.

Herzlichen Glueckwunsch Amerika

Martina