Sunday, July 23, 2006

Uncle Walters 80th Birthday

I know, I know - I promised to do this earlier, but it was really busy the last days - so I hope my funny General Rotlicht will forgive me (that really cracked me up!) ;-)

Here we go - Roadtrip with MOTH to Wuppertal - unfortunatley we got stucked in a traffic jam right after Hamburg. We picked up a hitchhiker ;-)

We take him with us

Uncle Walter was very happy to see us

Uncle Walters 80th Birthday

The birthday party took place at the Dorrenberg Hof - we had been there for aunt Margot 85th birthday too. Of course aunt Margot was there too ;-)

Aunt Margot

also aunt Waltraud who had some serious words with somebody ;-)

Margot and Waltraud

Uncle Walter's choir was there

The choir

Here aunt Margot, aunt Waltraud and Heidi. Also watch the waiter and his cool shirt - Matt and Jim want to have a Dorrenberger Hof Shirt - hahaha!

Margot, Waltraud and Heidi

Tris wrote a wonderful guitar solo and played it for Opa. It is gorgeous and it is amazing how good he is and how talented!

Tris performing

Uncle Walter aka Opa was very proud of Tris

Uncle Walter proud

And of course he needed a typical German present which says "Grandpa is cream of the crop"


aunt Margot changed later and did a Marlene Dietrich kind of act which was stunning and wonderful

Marlene Dietrich dress

Aunt Margot

And later Tris made us learn that some certain person (the main person of a song) is still alive - thanks champ ;-)

Der alte Holzmichel lebt noch

After the party we brought the kiddos to the hotel and Heidi, Matt, Jim and I had a nice beer to end the evening.

The next day was a bit rushed, we went with aunt Margot to the Wuppertaler Brauhaus for lunch, rated two beers and went home to Hamburg

Aunt Margot at the Wuppertaler Brauhaus

Back in Hamburg

It was a great trip to Wuppertal and we loved seeing you all. We love you!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

MOTH in Hamburg ;-)

It is about time to update again - we have plenty of photos to share from Matt, Olivia, Tristan and Heidi - in short MOTH - in Hamburg. It was such a wonderful time and we really enjoyed having you champs over. So before you and Uncle Walter get the CD I will post some photos here.

Saturday evening when MOTH came we went to a pizzeria and sat outside to eat. Tris and Olivia were following the soccer game Germany vs. Portugal. They cheered when a T O R was counting for Germany ;-) It was fun for us and for the other people in the restaurant.

Tris and Olivia watching Germany vs. Portugal

Later we went up onto our roof to look at the blue goals that were set on lot's of tall buildings during the Worldcup - the were illuminated and a lasershow going on:
MOTH on our terrace looking at the blue goals laser show

Sunday we went to the harbour. We were on the old sailor ship Rickmer Rickmers and watched a very very long movie ;-)
Self discribing ;-)

Jim on Rickmer Rickmers


Olivia on Rickmer Rickmers

Heidi on Rickmer Rickmers

We had some music sessions on the roof:
Tris and Oliva - the Band

Matt with guitar

and in the living room:
Another Music session

That's it for today - continues tomorrow with Uncle Walters Birtday Party!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

And one year older

Ok - so I had my birthday ;-) An awesome day. Lot's of calls - my favorite one Bill and Karen on the answering machine, I tell you, this one will never get erased! A suprise visit from my other boss Frank in the office - that was soooo wonderful! And a nice evening with friends. We went to the Tapas Bar in our street and sat outside till midnight - here are some pictures:

Not the best photo - but what the heck ;-)
Helga and Arne
Christian and Antje
Sandra and Circe managed to avoid the camera ;-)

I got some cool presents including a book from Circe which I'm looking very forward to and a wonderful self felted bag by Helga. Thanks so much Helga - I just love it!

I also got a huge load of flowers:
Sunflowers from Jim
Flowers from Frank
Flowers from the office
Flowers from Arne and Helga for the terrace
a potted sunflower by Jim
and a rose bush from Christian

More later! I wish you all a wonderful weekend!