Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Cook Forest

We are back from our weekend in Cook Forest. Our friend Jenny from Pittsburgh invited a group of us years ago to experience her family's annual reunion at these cabins and we have been visiting the last weekend in April ever since.

When we started to come as a group maybe 10 years ago, it was a weekend of heavy drinking, poker playing, hiking, canoeing, laughing, reading magazines and books, eating a ton of junk food and staring at the campfire until 1AM. Now, we have nine additional creatures who party with us. Those would be our children. They range in age from almost 10 to 7 weeks old. While it is definitely a different vibe now (on account of the bubbles and sidewalk chalk), it is still just as much fun.

It probably helps that we don't drink so much anymore.

Here are Ella, Ava, Genna and Flora probably planning a takeover of the junk food.

Herr and Genna playing in the stream

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Hausfrau Update

Life has been going at a frenetic pace here at Hausfrau Haus recently.  In the past three weeks, I have flown home to visit my mother, hosted Easter dinner and had friends from Pittsburgh stay, painted some rooms in our house, and drove to Pittsburgh with some girlfriends to attend a baby shower for our friend Jenny.  There has also been a case of strep and my birthday thrown in for good measure.  To top it off, Herr  is leaving this Saturday morning to attend a conference  that will seem to last forever.

This is all the tip of the iceberg.  Changes are a-brewin at Hausfrau Haus.  It is going to be a very interesting summer.

By the way, if you are looking for some new music, I highly recommend the latest Counting Crows cd.  I am also listening to Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings constantly.  It's not a new album, but I have really been enjoying it.  

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Happy Belated Easter!

Better late than never.