A little bit in regards to what has been going on lately (or just this weekend)…
-This weekend was a bit on the slow side. We had great weather during the week, at least 70F (20C) & sunny. Over the weekend it was a bit more overcast, rainy & a bit cooler.
-We bought a new tool that attaches to the KitchenAid mixer. It thinly slices all our vegetables. It is fun & fast to use, although I am sure one of our many other kitchens contraptions probably already does this.
-We went to the outlet mall in Roermond, Netherlands on Saturday morning. We didn’t purchase anything exciting, just some towels from the Möve shop. They are really nice, soft towels. Like I said, a slow weekend!
-The house next door has been a construction zone since we moved here. First, they added insulation to their walls, new plaster & windows. Now they are working on adding an addition to the back of the house. We have had a crane sitting between the two houses for the past couple of weeks.
-One of Christian’s college friends & his family stopped by Sunday morning for a quick visit. They were flying out of one of the airports near us & had a little bit of time to drop in to say hello. They brought us these pretty pink flowers.
-We decided to go on a bike ride Sunday afternoon & it started raining as soon as we stepped outside. We decided to go anyways just to get out of the house & I am so glad that we did. The rain soon stopped & we biked south along the Rhein. Everything is becoming greener & tons of flowers are blooming. Not a single picture was taken as we didn’t bring a phone or the camera, which was sad. Here is our only evidence of the bike ride, a picture of Christian still in his cycling gear about to start on our dinner!
-We grilled out for the first time this year. We made these turkey, herb & apple burgers sometime last year & defrosted them for our Sunday night meal. Our freezer is so full of leftovers (& PB ice cream) that we can’t fit anything else in there!
-We ended the weekend with an amazing praise worship service at a church called Treffpunkt Leben located in Erkrath. On the first Sunday of every month, they hold an hour & half long praise worship service called Meet Heaven. They have an extremely talented band that plays Christian songs for the entire time & in between every couple of songs is prayer, a reading from a Bible passage or another devotional. It is all in German, except they sang maybe three songs in English. Even the songs that were sung in German, I was able to recognize. This might have been the highlight of my weekend! I can’t wait to go again.