Monday, April 09, 2007

U2.... meine absolute Lieblingsband!!!!!!

In diesem Video sind U2 zusammen mit Greenday!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

"Medal of Honor" weekend

The Medal of Honar weekend, now in it's seventh year, grew out of a "community desire to recognize our nation's veterans by honoring these living national treasures by showing them our best, small town American patriotism," stated Don Pettigrew, president of Gainesville's non-profit, Medal of Honor Host City Program.
Recipients will speak to local schools and community gatherings, as well as the news media while in Gainesville. The focus is on relaxed, casual activities which are "child-friendly" in order to allow the Recipients' message of patriotism, community involvement, and personal success in life to reach the youth.
Other activities include a military-theme parade, a golf tournament, a vintage, military aircraft fly-in, and each year oak trees are planted along a walking trail and dedicated to each Medal of Honor Recipient who has visited the community.
"Currently, there are 111 living Recipients, averaging 74 years in age," Pettigrew said, "noting that approximately 40 Recipients have passed away since his program begain in 2001.
On February 26, President Bush presented the Medal of Honor to LTC Bruce Crandall, US Army Ret, for his heroism and live saving efforts more than 40 years ago in the battle of La Drang Valley. His repeated flights into the Vietnam War battle to save wounded soldiers were protrayed in the movie, "We Were Soldiers."

Prom 1

My son Jason went to his first Prom with his girlfriend Raquel with her school. Let me tell ya'll, he looked sharp in his tuxedo. It was the first time for him to wear one.
Raquel looked like a princess, she was so pretty! There are such a cute couple!!!!
Prom was held at a big Ranch in Sanger. All the couples came with their cars, most of them were Pick Up trucks, and stopped at the entrance were somebody took the car and parked it while the couple walked to the entrance. Jason and Raquel came with a Hummer.
I met her parents for the first time and it was nice to meet them and talk to them!
I guess Raquel and Jason had a good time... and I know: "What happens at Prom, stays at Prom!" ....!!!!


Spending a Saturday afternoon at IKEA is so much fun! We went to IKEA to buy a bed, dresser, nightstands, lamps, mirrors, kitchen-stuff, etc. for our guesthouse. I had a long shopping list and we left the store with three shopping carts after we treated ourselves with Hotdogs and Marabou chocolate! Next Saturday I have to go there again, because the bed came with three boxes + an extra box from another shelf and we forgot that box!!! Grrrrr..... ! But, I'm not complaining, because it is always fun to go to IKEA. And it's only a 1,5 hour drive. And that is like around the corner for a real Texan!!!

Jason's Pick Up

Since 03/13/2007, Jason is the proud owner of a nice red Chevy Pick Up truck. We went to Dallas, Fort Worth and other places to find him a truck and where did we finally get one??? In Lindsay, 5 miles away from Gainesville. I passed the truck on a saturday morning on the way to work and it had a "For Sale" sign in the windshield. So I called Jason to tell him about it. Saturday evening we met the owner at the truck and looked at it. We made an offer and left because the owner didn't want to come down on the price. Monday evening we called him again and made him the same offer and he finally came down.
Jason was so happy about it! His first truck! Now he needs a few more driving lessons and then he is ready to get his drivers license. The big day will be May 10th!!!
Until then I'm driving his truck because I still need a new transmission for my truck and Konny hasn't had time yet to fix it!

Saturday Night Live

We went out on a Saturday night to celebrate Jasons, Meiks and Roccos Birthdays!!!
Konny picked everybody up with his schoolbus. We were 11 people and it was so much fun to drive together. First we had dinner at Applebee's and then we went to Shooters, that's a Bar with Live Music in town. That night Kevin Fowler hit the stage (one of his popular songs is "Don't touch my Willie", see picture below!) and it was awesome. We were dancing and had fun! And it was Janinas and Jasons first time in a Bar and they both got a big "P" stamp on both hands. That way everybody knows they are not allow to buy alcohol.

Itsy bitsy Spider...

Sunday evening I almost passed out!!! After we came home from the Lake, I wanted to organize my room because I had a big pile of paper, books, etc. sitting on the floor for a couple of days. So I took a few at a time and put them in folders, took the next few, and so on. Then... I took a few more and lifted the top sheet and there it was... a BIG, FAT, BROWN, HAIRY TARANTULA... right in front of me on my cutting table! I started screaming and ran into the kitchen. Jason and Janina came to see what was going on. We put a big storage box in front of the table and Jason held the lid and I tried to swipe the spider with a broom into the box. Well... I missed! And the little critter ran under my desk. We put the box there again when it showed up next to the desk and I tried again to swipe it into the box. This time we got it and Jason put the lid on quickly and we ran outside to throw it far away!!! The whole thing took us 15 scary minutes. The Tarantula was the size of half of my hand. They are not poisonous but just to see it so close and to have it in my house was enough for me!!!

Sunday, February 18, 2007


We spend every weekend at Moss Lake to work on the Guesthouse. It has to be finished by April when our first guests will arrive. We still have enough time left and don’t have to rush!
Our little Duck “Daggi” is like a second dog for us, she follows us everywhere we go and wants to get cuddled.

Super Bowl

Like every American, we watched the Super Bowl Game too, Chicago Bears vs. Indiana Colts . We were for the Colts, but don’t ask us why. Jason watched the game at his girl-friends house and Janina and I watched it at home.

Whatchamacallit … Promkleider!

After Jasons Appointment at his Orthodontist in Dallas, Janina, Jason and I went to a huge store only with Promdresses. Janina and I got very exited when we entered the store because they had more than 100,000 dresses. Jason went to look for a nice couch to sleep on for the next two hours, while we went to look for dresses. After trying on various dresses in different styles and colors, we got very exhausted and left the store after two hours with nothing but cash… LOL.
And I had to spend a big meal for Jason at Chick-fil-a ... poor guy!!!

Senior Parent

I am a Senior Parent and it is pretty exiting about all the new things around us at this time. At the end of 2006, Janina had her Senior Pictures taken in a big photo studio in Fort Worth. Two weeks ago we ordered her Cap & Gown for her Graduation. Every second Monday a month, I attend a Senior-Parent-Meeting to talk about every event for our Seniors within the next months. The picture shows all the Signatures of all Seniors of the Class of 2007. See if you can find Janinas!!!

Valentines Day

Unlike almost everyone else, we don’t really care about Valentines Day!
While we were watching TV, Janina got a package delivered by UPS from her Prom Date. He sent her 12 Roses with a card and a Teddy-Bear. Isn’t that cute??????


This upcoming Presidents Day is not a day off for Landmark Bank Bankers from Oklahoma and Texas. Because we will have a Training-Day instead! It is planned to have Training lessons and of course some fun too. They asked every branch to make a “Spirit Sign”. The best out of all will win a fabulous prize! I designed ours! So keep your fingers crossed for us.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Snow in Texas... at the last day in January!!! I took the picture today at work. But it didn't last very long. Only a couple hours. Well, I don't want any snow... I want spring. Flowers, birds, sun, ....! I can't wait!!!!

no truck... and homesick

my pick up truck is still broken but I got my hubbys big black truck! It is huge, compared to mine, but I love to drive with it! We are still working on the guesthouse to get it ready by april! And the weather is still... ugly cold!!!! I'm very homesick right now. I miss my friends in Germany a lot... A LOT!!!! I wish I could just take the next airplane to visit them for a few weeks!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Christmas, NYE, my truck, MySpace,....

Sorry about doing no updates since Christmas... I know, I'm sooo far behind.
We are already 20 days into the New Year!!
Well, let me tell you, our Christmas was fabulous. At December 23rd we
put up our Christmas Tree and it was my turn this year to decorate it.
Our Christmas dinner was at the 24th and we had Turkey, Potatoes and Red Cabbage. My hubby is the best cook in the world! It was delicious!!!
And guess what, Santa Claus came down the chimney and had cookies and milk and left a lot of presents under the tree!!!!
We must have been pretty nice last year! LOL

New Years Eve
One day before New Years Eve we put up lots of lights at the lake and
Konny and Jason built a sun-deck at the boat house. We had invited some
friends and we had a really great time!

I'm addicted to MySpace!!!! After Janina and Jason already had their
own myspace... now it was my turn to create my own one! And, it was
easier than I thought! I had so much fun that I also did one for my best
friend Uta too.
My red pick up truck...
Finally, after weeks with having trouble, the transmission of my truck
died!!! I'm so lost without my car. I need a ride to work, I need a ride
to Wal-Mart - I always have to ask somebody... and I hate that!!! A few
days ago we went to a car dealer in Fort Worth but he wanted just too
much for a piece of crap. I can't afford a nice and fancy car. It has to
be old, cheap and, I bet, ugly! But I don't care how it looks like - it
has to work! This coming weekend we have to find me a car. Or one for
Jason. We are both looking for a car. He needs some more driving lessons
and as soon he turns 17 next month, he will be a proud owner of a
driver's license!!!
New Years Resolutions...
ok... it's on TV every ten minutes... and it is my biggest New Years
Resolution too: getting back into shape!!! Man, let me tell you, I
gained so much weight over the last months, I need to buy some new
clothes OR to change something!!! Since I quit my job in the casino and
started working in a bank, I don't move around a lot anymore. I got so
lazy and eat all the bad stuff! As soon I get a new car, I wanna start
going to the tracks again every day after work and to check out Curve's.
No chocolate, donuts, cake and all that bad stuff anymore. I'll keep you on track!