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October 27, 2014

The Beginning of Teaching

If you follow me on instagram you've been able to join my journey of first year teaching. I am teaching first grade at a Christian school here in Germany where I live.
I have fourteen adorable little 6 and 7 year olds.....only 4 of which are boys.....the rest are chatter boxes. ☺

The two pictures above were taken on the first graders first day of school.... You see, in Germany you start reading and writing in first grade and it is a big deal to start school. Here first graders start  a week later than the rest of the students. The first day of school is a Saturday where the kids show up at school with their whole families, dressed in their Sunday's best, carrying their new school bags and their "cones". The other students prepare a little program and welcome them to this new chapter of their lives as students. It is always fun for the kids.

I honestly don't know who was more nervous.... the kids or me.☺ It was a fun day....and the last 5 weeks were great too! Teaching is the job for me......but I am thankful to have this week off....fall break. ☺

October 24, 2014

Our First Apartment

Living room - balcony view
Kitchen- view into Living room

Hi Lovely readers,

Lot's more has happened since getting married....with starting a new family we also needed a place we could call home. Patrick and I were looking for that special place for quite some time..... we all have plans on how things ought to be.....and God's ways are different.

Four whole weeks after we were married we signed the contract for this little place. Times were tough before....sharing a single bed for 3 weeks wasn't about getting to know each others sleeping habits! ☺

We started moving in right away.....I had only 1 week left before I had to start my full time teaching job. Little by little we moved things into the apartment we called our own......and have been these last few weeks.

I'm planning on sharing how I furnished and decorated the place in the coming is about the my Blue Birdhouse I call home.

September 22, 2014

Professional Pictures

A friend from church just started getting into taking wedding pictures..... she came to me to ask if she could just kinda tag along and take pictures in order to get some experience. She ended up being the only and main photographer and she did an great job and can only get more amazing!

All these pictures were taken at the Schwetzingen Palace Gardens.... a beautiful place. Don't you agree?

September 18, 2014

Little Wedding Details

Here are just a few more little decoration details.....wish I had more to show but some of them you saw in the other pictures....

September 17, 2014

Reception & Games

The Family's Table
Cutting the cake
Isn't that cake BEAUTIFUL!?
This was a CRAZY & fun game.....12 young adults had to do something and hurry and get a seat (one less than people). The loser of the each round has to give us the next 12 months we will be getting gifts!
We had to guess who's hand was our partner.....we both didn't win.
My mom and grandma...
Patrick made his hands dry & my dad wet his hand to feel sweaty.....they tricked me!!

What a crazy & fun day it was.....after this we headed to the Schwetzingen Castle Garden to take the professional pictures.... I hope to post those soon!

So what are your favorite pictures of the last 3 days?