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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Mein Deutsch ist nicht sehr gut.

So many topics to blog about, but one matter of business trumps them all. My brother comes home from Germany on THURSDAY!!! FINALLY!

(Looks a little chilly.)

Before he left, people insisted the 2 years without him would fly by.

Yeah, right.

These must be the same people who told me that beginning my marriage as a poor student would be the most fun time of my life (being a NEWLYWED, yes; being below poverty level, I could pass on).

Anyway, I'm getting antsy! He's been missing in an awful lot of pictures and memories. I'm ready to have one of my best friends back! And I'm secretly crossing my fingers he has an accent so he can talk like the pigs on Shrek or the guy in the Volkswagen commercials. Come on, at least for a day.

Sehen sie am Donnerstag, Bruder!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

We got it from our mamas...

"A daughter's greatest failure in life is that she'll end up just like her mother; a son's is, he won't."

While I don't necessarily know how accurate the first part of this quote is (I hope I turn into my mom...for the most part!), it's definitely one I've taken to heart. I was living in Hawaii one fantastically tropical Mother's Day, and a woman on a walk overheard me leaving my mom a message. In passing, she rattled off a couple Mother's Day quotes...and that was it. Maybe she'd read one too many Hallmark cards. Still, I've always remembered this one!

I won't get too cheesy, BUT--

Some things we love about Leila: I can talk to her about books! She's the rock of her family. She's smart, competitive, and knows her sports. "You can always hear voice above yelling above everyone else's at sporting events on the video camera." Direct quote from Brian. She's my hero as I can only hope to aspire to this level of sports...interest.

Some things we love about Michelle: Well, that she doesn't know her sports (I like that). She's THE nicest person in the world and always puts in 110% to whatever she's doing. Most amazing party/event planner of all time, best hostess, and unbelievable dessert maker. I could have hundreds vouch for me.

Lucky us :)