Friday, February 3, 2012

Another Weekly Update!

Hello out there! How is everyone doing this week! We're doing great, although it's FREEZING cold here in Germany. Not that I'm complaining. It could always be worse, but it's pretty darn cold and the wind is torture!

Tomorrow we are leaving for a weekend trip to Bruges, Belgium!

In case some of you are new to the blog or if you have just forgotten, Sophie was born in Bruges... 6 weeks early. It was a HUGE surprise, as we were on our "baby moon." This time we'll actually get to see the city and do a little site seeing while we are there, instead of spending pretty much 24/7 at the NICU. One really great thing we get to do while we are there, is stop by the hospital where Sophie was born to see all of her nurses. I think it will be so special to be back there under different circumstances and see everyone again. This time Sophie is not 4 pounds, but almost 20... so to say she's changed, is an understatement.

Anyway... I'll be back next week to post pictures from our Adventure to Bruges!
For now, I leave you with my weekly photos from last/this week.
Hope you enjoy.


Date night at Scotch N Soda!

Best steaks in Wiesbaden!

Happy guy with a full belly and a delicious Kilkenny!


Sophie's new boyfriend Jack! He is Australian!! Look at the size of him, he's going to be a football player. He's almost 5 months and weighs around 16 pounds and is as long as Sophie, maybe a little longer.

He's like "fist pump" I got an older woman!


Quarkinis! YUMMMM

Our Sophie girl is getting so big!


Big girl, sitting in her big chair, chugging down some water.
She loves water!


Our new burlap pillow with our anniversary written on it!
We love it!


Sophie got a new toy!


Jon's awesome new bowl he got as a gift for his birthday!


New phone attachment for my iPhone!

We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Until next time...


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Weekly Update

Well, hello y'all!! How is everyone doing??

I've heard there has been some crazy weather in the states lately! I hope everyone is safe and sound and has survived the power outages and all of the snow.

Things have been super busy lately! I don't exactly know why or really don't have any reason for the business... but it has been nonetheless.

Tonight, Jon and I are gearing up for a DATE NIGHT!! Woooohooo! Our buds got us a "baby sitting coupon" for Christmas and we are cashing it in tonight! Grabbing steak at one of our favorite places called Scotch N Soda! Can't wait. It's not often we get a date night, seeing as how we are so far away from family! So we are so thankful for friends who are so thoughtful and helpful. It's so nice to know we have a "family" here as well.

Anyway... I had better get these daily pictures posted before Soph wakes up or I'll get sidetracked and not posted again for another 7 months.

January 19

Sophie girl at our favorite restaurant, Symposion.
We may have a slight addiction to this place...
and by we, I mean me!
But Sophie LOVES the bread there. It's pretty amazing.

She also had her first bite of tzaziki and now she is hooked!
That's my girl!!

January 20

Soph and I had breakfast together,
down the street from our house.
She loves looking at herself in the camera!

January 21

Jon went to a poker night with some friends and I got a little crafty!
Made a dry erase calendar, so Jon and I can be more organized!

and made homemade tzazki!
(As if I didn't get enough at the Greek restaurant the other night)
JUST Heavenly!
Jon doesn't like it, so I rarely make it.
Figured I could take down this whole bowl before he got home.
Just kidding!!... but not really.

January 22

Such a silly girl!

Dinner with our friends the "McEddys"
Sophie adores them!

January 23

Again, I've really tried to convince Sophie she isn't a dog...
but she still insists on chewing Jon shoes!
Even though she has 9000 toys!

January 24

My first attempt at a diaper cake,
for a friends baby shower!

(Thank you Pinterest)

January 25

This is Sophie's new favorite place to stand.
Right by us ;)
She just loves to get crumbs and food all over the couch!

Rainy night in Wiesbaden. Loved the sky.

That pretty much sums up our week!
Very exciting times, as I'm sure you can tell!

Thanks for stopping by!
Until next week,


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I took a break from Pinterest...

Thought I'd take a short break from Pinterest to give y'all an update as to how things are going on our end of the world. Right now it is so cold in Germany, but thankfully the sun is shining. This is a rare occurrence and I had the pleasure of walking downtown for a bit so I could get a little Vitamin D while I can! Sadly, tomorrow turns to gray skies again, but with any luck we might get a little snow! Keeping up with my picture a day is actually going well, other than the fact that I dropped my camera off at the store for a cleaning and it's still not ready for pickup... I guess it was REALLY dirty! So for now, I'll keep showing iPhone photos.

January 11
Trying to drink more tea,
instead of coffee with LOTS of cream and sugar!

January 12
Mom had a brilliant idea to walk to Dad's work and surprise him.
Little did she know it was going to rain!
I mean why wouldn't it... we are in Germany after all?!?
She didn't seem to put out by it though.

January 13
This may be gross, but I had to show my battle wound on my heal, from the one day in like 3 years that I actually put a dress and gorgeous shoes on... this is what happens when I dress up!
This was a week after I wore the shoes, so you can imagine how bad it was!
Battle wounds from my new black pumps.
Silly me, I should know better, and just stick with my Toms!

January 14
I don't know if she has enough pacifiers!

Jon with his kolsch

Sophie's new smile... such a ham for the cam.

I made a Happy Mug

Our new "fancy" coffee/espresso/cappuccino/latte maker
Far exceeds our old German 10-cup!

January 15
She'd rather play in the trash can than with the gagillion toys she has.

January 16
A little trip to Ikea

January 17
Snuggling with my girl


January 18
Tried making a fancy latte... I won't quit my day job any time soon.

Soooooo as you can tell there have been some very exciting times here at the Adventures of Jon and Steph. I mean... look at that latte!!!

But seriously... anyone want to redo my header?? I'll pay you in wine! No, but really, I'll pay!

We hope everyone is doing well!
We'll be back next week with hopefully a little more excitement!

Until then...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Let's Try This Again!

HELLO, is this thing on... is anyone there?! How is everyone? Whoa, it's been a long 7 months away from blog land. I have been meaning to start blogging again several times, but then I get easily sidetracked with Miss Sophie and well... the rest is history. I wanted to start blogging again for our families and friends back in Oklahoma. Several have requested more posts, so they know what we're up to here in Germany, and most importantly they just love seeing pictures of Sophie. So my goal is to try to blog a couple of times a week to keep everyone updated.

All is well here at the Adventures of Jon and Steph... although it might be time for a new blog header, since we are now a family of three! Not much has happened in the last several months, although the holidays were very busy! We had 5 visitors! FIVE. That's 7 people total in my house at once. AND a baby! Whew! While it was exhausting, it really was a blast to have so many people here. My mom, step-dad, brother, and his two friends came out. It was wonderful to have them here for Sophie's first Christmas and New Years, and at the end of the day, Jon and I really do love to entertain... as long as there is wine involved.

This wouldn't be a true Steph post without several pictures... so here ya go. One of my many New Years resolutions is to take a photo a day. I've always loved taking pictures, while it may not be my strong point, I still love to look back at all of the memories we are making here in Europe. Here are some pictures from the start of our new year.

January 1
My brother and his friends arrived.
Sophie loves her Uncle Sean.

January 2
Sophie in her new monster hat.
Heading out to dinner.

January 3
On the train to Fussen, Germany.

Poor thing tuckered out right as we arrived!
She was exhausted from the 6 hour train ride.
My brother, Jon, me, and Sophie at dinner in Fussen.

January 4
Taking a carriage ride up to the Neuschwanstein Castle.
Dad and Sophie walking up to the castle.
The Neuschwanstein Castle
My mom, brother, me, and step-dad.
Our bus ride from Fussen to Oberammergau.
Sophie loves Grandpa Mess!
Hiking through Oberammergau
The snow was awesome!

January 5
The view from our hotel at breakfast
Our long trek home.
Such a beautiful sunset.

January 6
Trying to find a dress for Jon's birthday night!

January 7
The view from our hotel room.
A surprise birthday present for Jon.
Ready for an amazing dinner and black jack with friends!
Jon won 80 euro! Way to go, babe!
Better than losing 80!!

January 8
My happy girl!

January 9
Finally has a teeeeeeeny bit of hair I can put a bow on!

January 10
Loves light!

January 10
My parents goodbye dinner at our favorite restaurant, Symposion!
Sophie and her Greek boyfriend from Symposion, Christos!
She's always flirting with him!

Was that enough pictures for you guys?!? I may have gone a little overboard but I wanted to get caught up on the new Year!

A little Sophie update: She is now almost 10 months old! Weighs 18.8 pounds! Growing every day. Eats like her mommy! Happy as a lark! Loves playing with her daddy and snuggling with her mom. Chewing on everything she can get her hands on, including her dad's shoes, cardboard, cords, boxes, you name it. I even caught her standing up, grabbing the Apple TV from our entertainment center and chewing on it. COME ON Sophie!! She's crawling all over the place and into everything! and I mean everything... she grabbed some fake berries off the table the other day and was chewing on them... next thing you know I catch her with red ink all over her face and hands. I left her for like 5 minutes! Thank GOD it wasn't poisonous! (At least I didn't think so, she's still alive.) She's growing out of all of her clothes, moving to 9-12 months and size 3 diapers. She's still a teeny thing for her age. Our friends had a baby about 3 months ago and he's bigger than Sophie!

Anyway, we're looking forward to the weekend ahead, as it's a 3 day weekend! Looking forward to doing absolutely nothing and getting caught up on tv shows and movies!

Hope y'all have a great weekend. See you next week!