Feature: Photo Booth pt 1

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Our annual youth banquet was held between Christmas and New Year’s so there’s a little bit of a Christmas feel in some of these! I was super excited to set up a photo booth for the event!

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Well, I hope they had as much fun as I did! Because I for one had a fantastic time!

Special thanks to the Vocht Sisters for donating many of the props! πŸ™‚

Always, Aims

I’m Impressed…

I’m officially impressed with anyone who can keep up with blogging regularly during Christmas…

I, for one, can’t – obviously!

So…next year maybe I’ll pre-blog for Christmas…in August or something! just kidding! πŸ˜‰ (actually, it sounds like a good idea…if I remember to actually do it then!) OR, how do you blog when you’re SUPER UBER busy? I’m open to ideas! πŸ˜‰

It’s not for lack of wanting that it’s been quiet around here…my busy life has just been busier than usual!

Always, Aims

No promises…but I’m still hoping to get at least one Christmas related post online before Christmas!

Remmy: Germany Pt.1

I must be getting better with remembering to take pictures of Remmy when I travel because I have enough to split “Germany” into two posts. πŸ™‚ The above picture is Remmy’s first picture in Germany, he’s sitting on top of my suitcase in the Frankfurt airport. (I traveled to Germany in Aug./Sept. 2011).

On the Rhine River.

At the Deutsches Eck, in Koblenz where the Moselle and Rhine River’s meet.

Still the at the Deutsches Eck. Β With statue of the German Emperor, William 1 (William the Great) in the backround.

Driving in Europe… enough said. πŸ˜›

In Autostadt, the Volkswagen Plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. One of the famous VW towers in the backround.

When your last name is a German word… it’s amusing to see it on a bottle of shampoo… 100% Glanz, I think yes!

One of the warmer days we were there, we went to (their version) of the beach. Remmy came too. πŸ™‚

Always, Aims

Next week, Remmy in Berlin.

Remmy in the USA!

Ok, I’m realizing it’s been a couple months since I introduced Remmy and told the story about the little white mouse. (You can read the full story HEREΒ as well as see the pictures of the first country he visited.)

Anyways, it’s a rather overdue post, but here’s another couple of places that Remmy has visited. Β Remmy went to the States the first time in 2010. Here are a couple pictures at a historic outpost of the Pony Express.

On the hill to the right is also part of the Oregon Trail.

On a wagon. πŸ™‚

Riding the pony express.

Remmy’s official USA pic!

Remmy returned to the States in 2011, but this time to Portland Oregon. One of the things he enjoyed was the Portland Saturday Market.

I’m catching up blogging on Remmy’s travels because he’s traveling again soon! πŸ˜€ Come back next week to see where Remmy traveled next.

Always, Aims

The (official) Remmy Story!

I thought I should share this story sooner than later because it will be continued as I travel more. πŸ™‚ Having just finished sharing about my trip to England, I’m thinking now would be a good time to introduce “Remmy”.

The first “Remmy Pic” ever posted. Our friend’s like Starbucks more than we do! Hence, the significance of this picture.

It’s kind of a long story, so I’ll try condense it a little. πŸ™‚ My sister and I have these really great friends, also a set of sisters….and they have these little stuffed mice (named Remmy.) Somehow, their Mom realized we didn’t have any of our own…and gave my sis and I each one. (Yeah, they have a cool mom!)

This was shortly before our trip to England and these two friends would’ve done almost anything to come along on such an adventure!

Knowing this, I promised to pack Remmy and take pictures of him in some of the places I would visit, and later “tag” them on facebook. So this is (the short version) of how Remmy came along to England.

I had a layover in Scotland on the way… so “technically” Remmy has been to Scotland, right? πŸ˜‰

Tower of London and Part of Tower Bridge.

Still at the Tower of London… Remmy in a quiver of arrows. (Remember how much I like arrow slits, right?)

On the beach in Bournemouth, England.

We were about to leave Oxford when I suddenly realized not only did I have the Remmy in my purse, but I hadn’t taken a picture of him yet… So my “Oxford Remmy Picture” is at the Oxford train station…

Harrod’s Department store.

Windsor Castle.

So that is the beginning of Remmy’s travels…officially chronicled on my blog! πŸ˜€

Remmy has since been to two other countries (on of them twice!) so come back as Remmy will continue his travels….!

(Don’t laugh at me! I have my own mascot…and I think it’s cool, so there!)

Always, Aims

P.s. Sorry for the “silence” around here this week…(after posting every day last month it does feel like silence!) But there have been some SUPER exciting things happening in my life… I will be updating soon! πŸ˜‰

Smiling Kitten: 10 Days

The first thing that came to mind when I saw this picture: “This could be a Dr. Seuss character!” (I think it’s the smile! πŸ˜‰ )

I was planning to do a whole featured post on our little kittens (two of them anyways) but after editing this picture… it just seemed to need its own post. For some (perhaps odd?) reason this picture just struck me as absolutely hilarious. πŸ˜€ Maybe because…it’s Wednesday, the middle of the week? (or because I’ve never seen a kitten smile in its sleep?)

So, I just hope this brought at least a smile to your face today…it’s rainy outside here so it’s always nice to have an extra reason to smile! πŸ˜€

More kitty pictures coming soon! πŸ˜‰

Always, Aims