Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
When we did get a good look at it, it was a 1974 super beetle, light blue and rustic, new motor, cyllinders, and more. The only downside, it needs cosmetic work on the inside interior, but it is worth what the asking price asks for. Excited, I called Dad and he was all for it, but we were going to come back later for more logistics.
In Amarillo, Ali and I go to The 806 coffee shop to hang out with a couple of her buddies and boyfriend. Our friend Eric North came up and hung out with us. I hadn't really gotten to talk to him since highschool. It was long after he got there that we had to leave though. I was sad to shorten our time hanging out with Eric and gulp down my great coffee, but I was glad to leave the smoke filled place taking the stench along with us. Ali and I stayed up talking just like we did our whole senior year. We shared the couch bed. I love that she is my best friend.
Saturday moring was planned and ready. The agenda:
take our time getting semi-ready.
go to barnes and noble around noon.
read until we get sleepy.
go eat a late lunch, free late lunch, back at Ali's house.
read a little more.
take a nap,
My afternoon was amazing! Neither of us have been that relaxed in a long time.
Ali helps me get ready for the wedding, and she drops me off at 5:45 at the Civic Center where Mom is waving to let me know where to go.
The wedding was beautiful, and I really wasn't expecting to cry. Lord, knows that you just can't help shedding a few tears when you see a girl you grew up with walk down an aisle as if she were gliding down a ice and her flowing dress is made of snowflakes that trails behind her. With her thick blonde curly hair and big smile, you just know that her near-future husband just couldn't stand the anticipation of her becoming his very own bride. The ceremony was that much better because my brother sang better than I've ever heard him sing while they light the unity candle. He'll sing at my wedding. No doubt.
I got to dance with my Daddy for almost an entire song before he knew he had to catch a few important pictures. I ate wedding cake, mmmm chocolate covered strawberries, and other finger foods they had. Honestly, my favorite part of the whole wedding was dancing with my brother and Dad and getting to visit with Jacki Thompson. It was neat to see her so soon after her wedding and getting to catch up from the past 4 years.
This guy Ethan asked me to dance. You could tell it had taken him a little while to work up the nerve. We started talking as we danced, and when the song was up we weren't quite done with our conversation so he asked if I'd like to dance one more song. He asked me how old I was, and when I said nineteen, he kind of sulked a little. This made me laugh because I knew he was younger than me. I asked him the same question and he said with lowered eyes, "eighteen." I asked him about highschool and where he was going to college. It was just so funny because he was really disappointed that I was older. aweeee poor freshman!
I love weddings (:
Friday, August 7, 2009
I don't ever run away from the things I should either face or deal with, but when it comes to this...well I think it is for the best just to run away and stay hidden from it. My thoughts would overcome my rational conversation. So off to Amarillo away from it.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
in the rain...E and Eli
me and Elizabeth...it was raining if you can tell.
the name of the village. the "weine" means wine. ps. that is me if you can spot me. WHERES WALDO...mom (: teehee...I love inside jokes. you havent been able to cut out those in a year Mom, sad day.
the grape vinyard.
Kate and I decided to hike while Alicia went to a communion/mass in a monestary or convent? Actually I could be butchering that with the spelling and even location. To be honest, I cant remember and she is asleep, but she did tell me that the service was full of nuns and the actual mass was on Sunday but she went today, Monday for this service. Anyhow, Elizabeth decided to chill at home and read.
We set off and hiked for two hours! We walked through a village before we actually started getting to the steep part. We really didnt know our way, but we wanted to go all the way up the mountain to the giant words that said the name of the village on there. The words looked like the "Hollywood" in Beverly Hills. Anyway, we ate rasberries on the way, and saw a gnome statue garden. It was hilarious. Yes I did take a few pictures.
Here in switzerland, there are millions of planted flowers EVERYWHERE! They are in the fountains, where they make arrangements and change them every week, in the flower boxes under the windows, lining the houses and streets, and most importantly the gardens. The typical Switzerland garden is loaded with flowers that are so ...hmmm almost unheard of in the US. As in, there is no way we could plant them and the flowers survive. They had every flower you imagine also. They had lavender every where.
Kate and I walked through a couple of these in peoples backyards to make it up the mountian. At one point this man caught us, laughed and let us go on our way telling us the best path to take. We made all the way to the top!
On our way down, we found the nastiest biggest slug we have ever seen! And believe me, we have seen several slugs, this mamma was HUGE! we touched it, leaving our fingers with permanent nasty on them. It shrunk up and hid its little eye lookin` antennas. Kate and I both attempted to poke it and try to move it but it was stuck to the ground just like they teach you in 6th grade science.
After watching the last half of Chocolat with Elizabeth because she didnt see it all the night before, we watched a little of Fried Green Tomatoes (my favorite movie) in German. But because some of the people got annoyed with me translating the movie (not because of my fluent German comprehension, but because of my knowledge of every word of the script), we changed the movie to Mamma Mia. We watched this twice, just because, while Elizabeth and I played 15 hands of Gin during the second time we watched the musical.
Our reasoning for indoor activity, was the rain of course. It rained all afternoon.
Finally, we were able to go for a little walk for an hour which is where a few of the pictures derive from.
This was an incredible display of stained glass. It was right by the market where we bought the best chocolate ever! I like this because #1 I like all the colors and the stained glass, but #2 I really like the globe or maps in general so the glass countries were awesome.
This is in Lucerne, a small city close to the mountain that we went up to.
this was a castle in Lucerne.
another beautiful church.
more of the city and water.
The snow...little blurry because I took this out of a foggy window
half way up the mountain taking the cable car. we had to wait 30 minutes there to get accostumed to the altitude.
It rained on our little cable car.
Some more of the view from the cable car.
Elizabeth and I got to ride in our own while everyone else squished in one. we told them to come with us to even it out!
This was so neat. They had quotes in Swiss German along the walls at a certain point by the water.
This big Swiss guy came and picked us all up at 10am. We climbed into his old van and made our way 2 hours away from Zürich. I slept the whole time. If Im not driving I sleep dont I Dad?
Sunday, June 21, 2009
One of the gorgeous churches
Switzerland flag...notice its not rectangular..its square. and the blue and white is the Zürich flag
There flower pots were enormous and so colorful! I want one. Every year they have an object all over town that the stores buy and it is just a tradition. Like theyve had cows or benches etc...and all painted uniquely. I want a giant pott!
After breakfast, the entire Burger family with Andreas, Rachel, Hannah, David, and Jakob loaded Elizabeth and I up into their van and we sped down to the train station. We got there at 9:56am and our train left at 10:06am...no big deal. We had a few minutes before the train arrived so we played a few more games of Gin Rummy. The train arrived and usually it waits for 5 minutes so we decided to finish our hand. The very second we sat down on the train, the man blew his whistle and we were moving. AWEEEE! note to Elise and Elizabeth...get on the train the second it arrives!
Friday, June 19, 2009
we slept in because of the rain.
we stayed in because of the rain.
David and I walked and picked up Jakob from school in the rain.
We watched three movies because of the rain.
I love the rain.
Now I feel like a zombie in the rain.
Elizabeth and I are about to go have a gelatto and a coffee in the rain.
the end of the day will end in the rain.