We are still without internet so my computer time is limited to my morning coffee hour but I wanted to document this weekend because it was quite amazing.
Friday night was a mix of IKEA hell, hamburgers, and pure exhaustion but Saturday morning we picked up a rental car and drove two hours to Braunschweig. Annette’s family is from there and since her mom (Zach’s Oma) passed away last year she has been wanting to get back to see her aunts and cousins. The entire family could not have been more welcoming! While I simply nodded, smiled, and laughed when deemed appropriate, they made me feel so comfortable.
The house that Annette’s aunt lives in was build by her grandfather and was bombed during the war—it has some pretty good bones. On Saturday night we went to this large outdoor entertaining garden that her other aunt maintains and had a BBQ with bratwurst and drinks called ‘Hugos.’ We stayed up late listening to stories and laughing.
Sunday morning we all had a big breakfast and then hit the road back to Hamburg. It had been 30 years since Annette visited and I have a feeling that now she will be back often.
Thank goodness for these two
+ my mother-in-law arrived this morning and speaks a bit of German and is super helpful
- the only thing she has seen is Real, a (not as good) Wal-Mart
+ it is gorgeously sunny
- I’m starving but the thought of having to awkwardly order something is stronger than my hunger, it is the new fear diet
- it could be up to 8 weeks until we have the internet
+ I found a shower curtain that fits our shower, now if only the water would drain it would be perfect
- I need about 12 converters
You may want to stop reading this blog now.
This is my fridge and freezer. Send help and tiny bottles of wine.
Cheers, London. It’s been really great.
I’ve been to: Seville, NYC, London, Marrakech, Rome, Florence, Paris, Granada, Athens, Vatican City, Oia, Stockholm, San Francisco, Amsterdam
In the pipeline: Berlin
I Want That…
Joe’s Jeans Macee Grey Heels $81 on sale