Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I realized today that I have very few pictures up of our actual town: Kindsbach. Here are some pictures in an around our lovely little town - it was a bit rainy today, but that makes the pictures all the more normal for the setting.

Above is the trail that Cody and I like to walk after dinner at least twice a week. On the other side of the green fence is the town's soccer field. There are NO parking places in our neighborhood on Sunday's because of the soccer crowd - it drives Cody nuts.

Just some rolling hills and scenery along the walk. Below is the town church - we can hear the bells ringing on Sunday.

Today I detoured from the usual walk and was rewarded by finding the town's little lake, complete with a railed-off shallow section for kids, a boat-house where you can rent little canoes, and a neat little playground.

Below are some pictures of the road that leads to our house.

And, last but not least, our vine covered home by the forest.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We're Having a Baby (For Sure!)

Here are the first Ultrasound pictures of our baby!! I am 8 weeks 3 days as of today. Revised due date is 12/12/2009.

We got to see the baby's heart beating and he/she was even moving around a little - that's why he/she is in a different position for every picture! We'll get another ultrasound at 12 weeks (or 3 months). :) :) :) :) :) :)

Friday, May 1, 2009


Cody had the day off today (Friday) so he took me to see Trier, home to several historic sites!

First of all, the drive to Trier was gorgeous - we had a nice, sunny day for it! There were beautiful fields full of yellow flowers:

After seeing so many fields with greens and yellows, we were completely taken aback by a black field! It was a solar farm:

When we got to Trier, our first stop was the Basilica - this is the place Emperor Constantine set up as his throne room in around 100 A.D. There are just not words to describe how majestic this place feels inside! It's where I would set up my throne room!

Here Cody is standing next to a wall built a couple thousand years ago by the Romans - it just blows me away that it's still here.

More of the Roman Wall

Here I am in front of the Imperial Bath House. Constantine originally started it's construction as a sign of prosperity, but ironically enough, he halted construction in 312 A.D. due to lack of funds! He used the partially-finished baths as a barracks for his imperial bodyguards.

Below is me in front of the palace of the Archbishop Elector. The palace was closed, but it was the gardens that were spectacular!

Here are the Gardens:

One of the biggest tourist attractions in Trier is The Dom or the Cathedral. It is massively huge. Unfortunately, it was a bit too dark inside to get any good pictures, so you'll only get to see the outside:

And last, but not least, here is the Porta Nigra, or the Black Gate. It is another of those incredible relics that remain from the Roman Empire.

It was a great little day trip! I was so excited to begin our travels here in Europe!