This first one of Magnet and me was taken at a German restaurant my parents took us to. I wanted to post this picture because I'm rarely in pictures and we're rarely, rarely in pictures. Plus I've been feeling especially grateful for my handsome man. I don't gush about him too much on here because I don't want to embarrass him. But seriously, I couldn't ask for more. He is my number one fan and support. He'll stop anything to listen to me and help me make decisions. And that's often. I can be so indecisive! He's always taking me on dates, and the kids on individual daddy/daughter/son adventures. He reads to our kids every night. He does the dishes more than I do. He works hard. He's ambitious. He is so good and so generous. Tonight I just have to tell the world how much I love him.
Speaking of dates, he took Magnolia and me to Gino's, my favorite little gyro place downtown Heidelberg.
Next up, I got my landscape photography on. I didn't think I had any interest in landscape photography, but take me to Europe and I'm all over it. Here is the beautiful old bridge in Heidelberg:
Another portion of the Heidelberg Castle:
Switching gears a bit, here is my uber cool dad and brother jammin' out in the band room. The room was too small for me to get a shot of everyone, but you can bet Christian and Lissie were rocking out with their guitars and vocals. And you can imagine us less talented peeps crowded around the door listening in.
Next up is Turtle, Bryant's cat. My kids loved her! If you know me, you know I'm not an animal person. But I like Turtle. I like her so much that for the last few weeks I've been feeding a stray cat that comes around our house. We've named her Turtle Two.
We went on several day trips to nearby villages. Cute Magson sat so nicely for me in front of an old door I found in the adorable downtown of Ladenberg:
Here is the rest of the gang strolling the cobblestone streets. I will never forget the photography shop we found in this town. Displayed in the windows was a lot of unimpressive studio photography...poor lighting, etc. It killed me! Don't get me wrong, I appreciate indoor studio photography, but if I were in Europe with the endless scenic backdrops, the last place I would be is inside taking pictures. I don't think those photographers know what they have right outside their doorstep... sigh.