It’s the Weekend!

15 May

Well hello there! WOOHOO! The weekend is here! Weekends are always our favorites- it either means we’re going on a new adventure or John’s home and we get to do weekend-y things like exploring, farmers marketing, festival going…This weekend is the latter- we’re staying in Wiesbaden and have a pretty good one lined up! Coincidentally, this weekend should’ve marked our halfway point, but John’s work has been extended by a week. No biggie- more time for us to hang out in Europe 🙂

The week went by super quick. I think it’s the awesome weather we’ve had- the first few days were in the 80s and it’s been in the 70s ever since. Lots of sunshine, only one evening of rain…Which makes for perfect days on our bike, playgrounding, shopping, duck feeding…

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Neve was so excited to wear her tiedyed tshirt she’d made with her class right before we left. Definitely an instant favorite!

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One of our favorite parts about staying here in downtown Wiesbaden is the scenery. Walking to dinner, passing sights like these…

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Neve loves it, too…

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Thursday was a German holiday- Ascension Day, the 40th day after Easter when Jesus rose to Heaven. The city was closed- yes, that marks two full out holidays in three weeks- which meant for a laid back day of bicycling and exploring. And a pit stop at the Golden Arches because sometimes you just get pretzeled and schnitzeled out 😉

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IMG_3570Neve even helped me cook dinner that night, fresh from the market the day before. Love all the fresh produce here! And their quinoa is different, but oh so good!

Blackened Chicken over Cilantro Lime Quinoa with Zucchini Squash Medley

Blackened Chicken over Cilantro Lime Quinoa with Zucchini Squash Medley

On the day it was supposed to rain, we took John to work in the morning so we could use the car for the day. He happened to call, ready to come home, just as Neve was getting up from her nap and refusing to put her clothes on…So off we went to collect Daddy…just like this. She’s a trip.

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Which brings us today, Finally Friday! I’ll be honest, Fridays can feel a bit weird here- we have a standing Friday night dinner with my parents at home and we miss them- but we make do. This weekend is Kranzplatz Fest. If you’ve ever been to a German festival, you know what I’m talking about. They’re so awesome. These folks can celebrate any and everything- and always seem to have a reason for a big party! Lots of vendors, lots of artists, lots of live music…Lots more of food, beer and wine! So much fun- a great family atmosphere until dark, and then a giant party well into the night. Neve had a blast at her first fest, where we went for dinner tonight 🙂

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Flammkuchen, Crepe, Pork Burger, fries (and nuggets), and beer :)

Flammkuchen, Crepe, Pork Burger, fries (and nuggets), and beer 🙂

So there’s our week in a nutshell. How was yours? On the agenda for the weekend, we will definitely hit up the Farmers Market in the morning- the same one I posted about a few weeks back, just super sized. Then we’re meeting up with my childhood friend, Alexia, and her family for the afternoon. Long story there that I’ll fill you in on Monday, but Alexia and I went to elementary school together and have kept in touch over the years. She married a German man and they now live just a couple hours from Wiesbaden with their 1-year-old. Needless to say, Neve is beyond excited to meet their sweet girl! Sunday is still up for grabs, but we heard about a food truck competition over in Mainz (the town across the river where we painted pottery last week), so will probably head that way for a few hours. For dinner, we’ve been invited over to some new friends’ house for Mexican Night! YUM! So yep, not too shabby for a weekend ‘at home!’ Hope everyone has just as much fun!

One Response to “It’s the Weekend!”

  1. Eleanor May 16, 2015 at 1:56 PM #

    Your week was filled with fun and I am quite sure the weekend will be terrific. Great pictures. Neve looks like she is the happiest girl on the planet. Why would she not be? Sending hugs to all.

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