Monday, September 10, 2012

Wrappin' up the Weekend

My weekend didn't really start until Saturday afternoon. Which is actually pretty normal around these parts,  because my husband works so much, including Saturdays until about 1 or 2 pm.

So when the husband got home from work, we drove to the mall in Dresden to spend some time together and, get this, buy a plane ticket for his brother.

 William got to try out his new car seat for the first time!

Yes, that's right. His brother. The one who's lived in California for about 8 years now is coming "home" on "vacation" for about 2.5 months. He basically just needed a break from a lot of stress in his life and is coming here to stay with us and is going to be working with my husband. (He's a German Citizen but has a "Green Card" for the USA.)

Anyhoo. We currently only have a (very) big couch and a another smaller couch that folds down into a bed. So we got him his ticket and then bought a bed and a dresser for him to use. (Side note: Sorry mom for not buying you one when you were here! But, in our defense, Sven will be here a lot longer than you were! haha.) We enjoyed our time shopping together, and then drove to eat dinner. We ate at the place that my husband actually built ("Gasthof Alma Kasper") because their food is VERY good and almost all of the food there is home made. Husband is there a lot for work (tying up loose ends and whatnot) but we still enjoy eating there every now and then.

Saturday morning I got my daily work out in (Day 9 of the 30 Day Shred) while husband took the dog on a walk and bought some fresh bread rolls for breakfast. He works so much so we try to really enjoy our Sunday morning breakfasts together.

After breakfast he got all of the furniture put together and got a text from our friends Falko & Marie asking if we wanted to go to the Dresden Zoo with them. Seeing as we had no other plans, the weather was great, and we hadn't been to the zoo in YEARS (about 16 years for me, and 10 for husband), we decided to join them.

Would you believe that we forgot our camera at home? All these photos I took with my crappy little phone, that's why the quality sucks. Yeah.

The lions were camera shy yesterday, and the pandas recently had a baby and, because of that, they had the areas fenced off to give them their privacy. Good, but boo. I wanted to see a panda baby. 

Afterwards, we all went out to ice cream to chill and take a break from the sun. It was an unexpected but really nice way to spend our Sunday.


  1. We also had some good weather here in Belgium ... sadly they say it's the last of the good weather.

    I can't remember when last I was at the zoo ... at least the husband took the kids a about 2 years ago.

  2. Looks like you had such a great time. That's so nice of you to allow your husband's brother to stay with you. Karma will come around and you'll be blessed for it! Also, I'm confused why you had to go to the mall to buy him a plane ticket. Am I missing out on some great thing here? Just fond your blog and have really enjoyed getting to know you better. I'm excited to follow along!

    new follower :)

  3. Do you realize we went to the zoo on the same day?

    1. Yes, mom told me when I called her that evening. lol