Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm Back!

Well, hello my lovely friends! How is everyone???

I am finally back from my blogging hiatus, and I sure have missed all of you and reading about your daily adventures! I can't believe I've been away from blogger for so long. Honestly, I've just been a little busy and haven't really felt compelled to write. I sure am glad to be back and hopefully I can get caught up with reading the gagillion posts I've missed out on.

Nothing too exciting has been going on with the Adventures of Jon and Steph.

Since I last blogged here's what we've been up to:
  • We saw The Hangover in the German theater.
  • It was my first theater movie in Germany EVER! and thankfully it was in English. Let me just tell you, I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. The movie was hilarious! Especially at the end as they were flashing through the pictures from their long forgotten night in Vegas..... too funny! If you haven't seen it, do so, you won't regret it.
  • I'm almost finished planning our entire trip to Italy in September. I have all of the hotels and plane tickets booked, except for a hotel for our last night in Rome. I'm having some difficulties finding a good place that is near the train station. We have to get up so EARLY the morning that we head back to Germany, and I want to be near the train station so as not to have a conniption trying to be at the airport on time.
She rocks so much and made me a custom wallet. I really needed a wallet with two separate pouches, one for Euro and one for Dollars. She made that happen and I love it! I'll be doing a Gussy giveaway in a couple of weeks. Be looking out for that!
  • We've been helping our friends Sarah and Deaner out a little with their new house. They have lots of painting to do, and I went over last week to help her start painting her kitchen. She finished it, and it looks GREAT! Also, Sunday we spent 4 straight hours peeling away old.... and when I say old I mean OLD, wallpaper from one of their rooms. Even after 4 hours we couldn't get it all removed, so the poor thing continued working on it after we left and has gotten a lot more removed. What a job! But after it's all taken off, we'll paint it and the room will look brand new. Their house is going to be AWESOME! They're big football fans like us, so I'm sure we'll be spending Saturdays over at their place wathcing loads of college football.
  • And the most exciting thing that has happened since my hiatus is..... we bought our tickets to go home in December for Christmas and New Years! I am SOOO thrilled about this. We haven't been home in ONE year, and I so look forward to seeing our families and friends. We'll be visiting for almost three weeks. We have been away for TOO long. It will be so wonderful to spend the holidays at home.

I hope you all have a fantastic week! This Friday starts the Rheingau Wine Festival here in Wiesbaden and I am ecstatic. It's a two week festival with lots of great wine and good German food. I'll be posting lots of pictures of that I'm sure. Have a great Monday!


Chase said...

love it!

that wallet is awesome. So rad (so you.)

And i'll take your advice on the hangover... eventually.
i'll admit, when i saw the poster I put it into the category of "movies that don't need to be made" but when i saw the preview, it crawled slightly higher than that list.
it's on the upandup! :P

thanks for sharing

Casey (@ Chaos and Cardboard) said...

Super cute wallet!

In Rome we stayed at Hotel Adler and really enjoyed it. It's just a couple blocks from the train station in a quiet area, but very close to shopping and food.

The Purple Carrot said...

Love the look of that wallet!! Very cute!

I'm happy for you that you get to go home for Christmas and New Years!! That's exciting!! : )

Unknown said...

Well HEY GIRL! NOw I don't feel so bad about my hiatus cause you had one too:p Of course, mine is still on going:( Sounds like you've been busy! I'm so excited that your trip home for the holidays is booked! Spending time with family is great when you've been away for so long:) So glad you posted about this movie. Robert and I was thinking about seeing it but wasn't sure. We'll definitely go now:p Welcome back!

Rebecca said...

I saw the Hangover back when it first came out and I've never laughed so hard!

I LOVE your wallet! It's so cute!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Cute wallet and glad your back! Yay, for both of your trips! Going home will be wonderful. It always feels good to be hoe after you have been gone a long time!

morewineplease said...

I have yet to see that movie, glad you liked!
I am also excited about your trip home ;)

Anonymous said...

Yay for buying tickets to fly home!!!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Cute wallet and YAy for going home!

Katie said...

The hangover was so funny! I love baby Carlos haha

Sweet Simplicity said...

I'm so glad you got to see the movie! It is FUNNY!
Love those gussy wallets!

Annie said...

the wallet is adorable! love it!
so exciting that you get to go home!! and a trip to italy almost all planned out, sounds wonderful!

Megan said...

You have so many exciting things going on! YAY for booking a trip home! SO fun!

LWLH said...

The last part of The Hangover was hilarious, I don't think they could have done it any better than putting it in pictures. : )

Love the wallets and yay for you and Jon being able to go home for the holidays!

Lindsey said...

What a great and productive time away, though I missed you! LOVE the wallet!!

JG said...

Love the wallet, that's adorable! Looking forward to that giveaway ;)

How awesome that you are getting to come home for Christmas! So happy for you!

Jen McCrady said...

yay! so many great things happening!!!!

we loved the hangover too :)

Gleatie said...

Thank you so much for helping us this weekend and today! You are the best. And I cannot wait until the wine festival!!! Can't wait to get our grill set up either!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Glad your back!

Abbie said...

Welcome back Steph!

I loved The Hangover too! The pictures at the end reminded me of nights out with my girlfriends and looking at the pictures the next morning! I think we've all been there done that!

How exciting that you guys are able to come home for the holidays!!! I couldn't imagine being away from my family during Christmas!

And Italy?! Okay, once again, I'm officially jealous of you;)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

It's all fun stuff! Welcome back=)! Yay for booking tickets home, that is so exciting!!

Kelley said...

welcome back! I missed reading about your adventures!

I LOVED the hangover....we actually saw it 2 times and it was so awesome!

I love that wallet! I'm looking right now to see if I should buy one!

How great to be able to go home for the holidays! I couldn't imagine being so far from my family and only getting to visit once a year, but I'm so glad that you guys are able to get back to the states!

Jenny @ Practically Perfect... said...

Your new wallet is really cute, and Italy sounds like it'll be a blast!

I can relate to not seeing your family in over a year. It really stinks! It'll be great to see all of them, I'm sure!

In This Wonderful Life said...

Glad you are back!! So jealous you are going to Italy! I want to go.. maybe I can take lots of notes from the things you do incase I get to someday! Glad the theater was good..such a funny movie! And yay for a trip home!! oklahoma right?

Hannah said...

Yay for going home!!!!