Sunday, October 30, 2011

More of us...

A little update on some October happenings...
Watching conference is a little tricky over on this side of the world. Growing up I never thought about how other parts of the world don't watch it at the same time as us.We still have a few talks to watch and we watch them for FHE.
Cute nails, huh?
Jachen reading during Sunday School...and obviously I am on my Ipod in class.
Jachen was asked to fill in twice to teach at Institute and I went along. There is always dinner served before Institute starts and both times we were there we ate delicious homemade pumpkin soup.
We went to check out the holiday decorations at Ikea and pick up another fleece blanket and holiday scented candles. There were Christmas trees in rooms. It finally clicked as to why there were so many Christmas decorations already all over town, but then at Ikea I realized it is because Christmas is their next holiday...whereas in the USA there is still Halloween and Thanksgiving going on.
That is the yummy pumpkin soup and the lovely wheat bread I dipped in it.

I can't believe Halloween is tomorrow and that the day after that is the first day of November! Crazy.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Luzern We Went

I would/could post the whole lot of pictures and info over here too, but I will spare you the
double take. So go HERE to see the rest of our marvelous day in Luzern.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Snow Tires

It's official...our snow tires are on! That means winter is peaking in and on it's way. The other evening when we were driving home from the grocery store we took the way home that is high up in the mountains. It was snowing up there and when we got lower to the elevation we live in it was still snowing! It was kinda fun even though soon I will be reminded how much I hate snow.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


More photos and info of our experience at Olma this weekend. HERE.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Rainy Evening

Today's weather was rainy then sunny then rainy then sunny then rainy when we headed out for a drive. You can see the rest of the photos, here.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Change of Plans

Jachen was needing a trim on the sides, just a bit. He gave me a size of clippers that just wasn't cutting much on the sides. So he hands me another one and it cut SOOO SHORT. I was freaking out. There was no way that was going to look right. Jachen kept trying to say it would be fine, but there is no way the long on top and short short on the sides was going to be okay. So I had to just shave the rest of his head. So what started out as a trim on the sides turned into a full on short shave.

Apparently when Jachen can blow dry his hair to look like this. Big and crazy.

See, the during picture, how the sides were short and the top still long? Not going to happen. Luckily he doesn't care much about his hair so he could careless I had to give him his summer haircut again. {Summer haircut here} I really need to get more hair cutting skills.


The grocery store Migros, here in Switzerland, came out with this new drink. Pink Grapefruit. Oh me oh my. So delicious. Every time I buy one, it is already opened and going down my throat before we get to the car.

The Swiss love their Marching bands

I have NO idea what is going on here...but don't worry that was driving around. I almost didn't get my camera out in time before it passed us on the road.

This was our first trip grocery shopping in Germany. Our second trip looked a lot like that. We buy enough to last us a few weeks so we don't have to keep driving back and forth. Where we shop in Germany is about an hour away. We shop in Germany because there is a larger variety of food and better prices.

Look at that cabbage! Silly cabbage.

Jachen found this HUGE fan at the thrift store. I think we should have bought it and used it at church. It sure is hot in our church building.

I MADE STIR FRY. Yum. This is one of my favorite meals and one I have never attempted cooking. WHAT was I waiting for? It looked and tasted a lot better in real life than in these pictures. Even better was the leftovers for lunch the next day...I love cold stir fry.

I MADE SPAGHETTI PIE. Again, a meal I love, but never attempted before. It was quite the process, easy though. Jachen and I have been able to eat this for 3 dinners. Delicious every time. This is the meal I stuck in the oven while we went on our drive, that I mentioned, here.

Well that is my little update.

Our Backyard

You can find the rest of our enjoyable evening drive and photo shoot, over here.