Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Lovely Holiday Weekend.

Well hello lovely friends!!

How was everyone's Labor Day weekend?? Our weekend was GREAT! Busy, but lots of fun times with friends and an adventure to another country!! I have A LOT of blog reading and catching up to do! Hopefully I can check in with everyone to see how your holiday weekend was!

Here's what the Barretts have been up to:

Friday night we attended a "going away" BBQ for a woman in Jon's office. It was a great time, with LOTS of good food and friends. The woman in Jon's office, Hedy, has been working in Germany for 7 years, and has finally decided to head back home to the US. She's such an awesome lady, it'll be sad to see her go!

Saturday evening we had some friends over for a pizza party. Jon and I found individual pizza crusts at the commissary and thought it was a great idea to have everyone choose their own toppings. We got every topping you can imagine, and the mini pizzas were a hit. Our friends Christine made lasagna and Tara made a FANTASTIC Tiramisu! OH MY Goodness, it was tasty.

Sunday morning we got up early, made breakfast and headed out for Trier, Germany. It's about 2 hours away from our home. Sadly, we were bummed about Saturday's game, so of course the best way to cheer us up, is to take a day trip. Here are some pictures from our day:

Porta Nigra
Downtown Trier


The Cathedral and The Palace


The Palace Gardens


The Roman Imperial Bath Ruins
Ruins and Tunnels throughout the Imperial bath.




It's incredible to think that these baths have been around since 293 A.D.
This bath in particular, is the largest Roman bath North of the Alps.
How awesome to be able to see structures like these still standing, and to be able to explore the underground tunnels that once were the baths. It was definitely a cool adventure.

I think this picture accurately depicts my excitement for our day trip to Trier.

After spending the day in Trier, we grabbed a late lunch and headed for Luxembourg. Jon's grandfather fought in WWII in Luxembourg, so it meant a lot to him to be able to see this country. Tomorrow we'll be back with pictures and little tidbits from our trip there.

Hope ya'll have a great Tuesday!


21 comments:

New Girl on Post said...

I did hear about Saturdays game and quite honestly I was very suprised. You are so cute in that picture of you jumping in the air. If I did something like that I would so frame it. :)

Abbie said...

That picture of you is adorable and those ruins are amazing! What I wouldn't do to be able to live in Europe for even a year!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

HAHA, love that last picture! Too cute!

Practically Perfect... said...

What a great weekend! Love the pictures :-)

One of my closest friends from HS, her parents were from Luxembourg, and she always talked about how tiny it was!

Children of the 90s said...

Those pictures are great! Looks like an interesting trip.

In this wonderful life... said...

LOVE that last picture!! looks and sounds like a fun weekend!! sorry about ou :(

Katie said...

your countdown is in the two digits!!

morewineplease said...

I adore that last pic of you! So fun!

Sounds like an awesome weekend!

Annie said...

love the pic of you, so cute!!
you two always do so much and your pics are always amazing!
glad you had a fabulous weekend! :)

Grand Pooba said...

I swear you guys never have a dull weekend, or day for that matter! Beautiful pictures!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Gorgeous photos! I love old architecture.

La Nouvelle Femme said...

Hi! I'm a new reader who just stumbled across your blog today. I had to comment to say that your pictures make me really want to visit Germany! It looks gorgeous! I especially love the pictures of the tunnels. :)

JG said...

Oh man, I wish WE could have taken a day trip to recover from the game! We went to church the next morning and of course that's all everyone wanted to talk about! Poor Sam. I hope he's not permanently injured, even if he's out for the season. Beautiful pics, as always. And the pizza party sounds like an awesome idea.

katie + bret said...

Jumping pics are the best!!

Yalls pizzas sound super fun (only wish I liked pizza) and what a pretty place yall went!

Sorry about OU - Bradford will be back in no time and CONGRATS you are under 100 days till HOME!

Jenny.Lee said...

Every Friday night is homemade pizza night. The boys love it!

Lil' Woman said...

What a fun Labor Day weekend! :)

Hannah Noel said...

What BEAUTIFUL pictures! I seriously cannot wait to visit this country! Are you at Ramstein?

Megan said...

That picture of you is so cute!! And what amazing pictures! I have said it before but I am so jealous of all you are getting to do over there!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Glad you had a fabulous Holiday weekend!

Kelley said...

fun fun! even if the sooners lost, you're weekend still sounded like fun!

In this wonderful life... said...

miss you!