Wednesday, September 22, 2010

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Yesterday Drew got the great news that he got a job!!! After 5 interviews at the Apple Store he finally got a call saying that he is scheduled to begin work this Saturday. God has answered prayers, and Drew's persistence and perseverance has paid off.

This news is such an encouragement, and a breath of fresh air. (Plus, maybe I can be his first customer to buy an iPad from him.)

Friday, July 16, 2010

I guess I'm not the only one who can't sleep...

It is 2:15 am, and there are people walking around outside, others with lights on in their kitchens, people opening their windows and doors. I assumed everyone was normally asleep at this time in Germany because all of their lights are out and blinds already closed when Drew and I hit the hey at 11:00 pm.

I blame the sweltering heat with no A/C.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

World Cup Fever!!!

For the last nineteen days, we have been watching soccer almost around the clock. One of my favorite games so far has been Germany vs. England last Sunday. Germany won 4-1, and this place was going crazy! It was a good consolation to the U.S. loss the night before. Although, the U.S. fought hard, and I am looking forward to the next world cup already.

Anyways, incase you missed the Germany game, here is a reenactment of it done completely with Legos! :)

Or you can watch one of the most memorable moments so far at the World Cup...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Almost Famous!

So, last week I got to take part in the making of a commercial for a beer company in N├╝rnberg. It was really professional with a make-up artist, video camera on a track, spot-lights, and everything. We were there from 7:00pm until midnight, and every time it would start raining we would have to run under a little tent to wait for the rain to pass. The girls on my team and I really had fun getting to experience half of what real professionals go through. I mean for a two minute video, we were filming for almost five hours. Imagine how long a two-hour film must take!

You can see the video here.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I guess I am still getting used to the culture!

Drew and I have been living abroad for almost three years, and living over here has taken some getting used to. There are differences in culture that you never notice until you are actually living here. For example, the sense of humor. (I know I am usually the only one to laugh at my jokes anyway, but over here sarcasm doesn't get you very far.) Or, the way people here are much more blunt than in America.

Well, I guess I still haven't gotten used to this because yesterday Drew and I were at the store buying groceries and the woman asked if I was pregnant. (Ladies, you all know this is hard thing to just let roll off your shoulder when you really aren't pregnant at all.) So, I just tried to make a joke about the comment and continue packing my groceries. However, the blunt side of Germany came out when the woman said, "Oh, so you've just gained some weight then." Drew and I laughed about this comment because in the U.S. no one would dare covering up their mistake in this way.

Can't wait to be back home!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The sun came out today, and so did I.

The last few weeks have been rainy and gray in Germany. So, I capitalized on the sunny day today, and hung out on our balcony!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Belated Earth Day!

Yesterday was Earth day, and I just found out that a major car company is designing an emissions-free electric vehicle to be available for sale in 2013.

Imagine, cars in big cities that don't emit harmful pollution, cars that don't make loud noise as they drive through the streets. A car that doesn't use gas to run, but could be plugged into Photovoltaic panels to be run on completely renewable energy. Not only will it be a step in the right direction, but it may even look good as it is being designed by BMW. This could be a great design. Now, if I can just convince my husband that it is a great investment for us.