It’s Giant Tortilla and Cheddar Cheese Time!

The Naschmarkt has a Turkish/African food store, where we bought some huge tortillas. Mexican food ingredients are very hard to come by in Vienna. Here I am spreading some $9 per pound cheddar cheese on the largest quesadilla known to man. Since we are cheap we watered down the pricey “imported” cheddar cheese with some…

Win It Forward

win it forward…first five comments win! I think this is an awesome game! So I decided to post it and we’ll see what happens… Do you want to win something? Read on… Here are the tagging instructions: The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For…

Indoor Hobbit Garden

You can take the farmer out of dirt but you can’t take the dirt out of the farmer. We thought it would be nice to grow an indoor garden because we miss our garden back home and Elora talks about it all the time. Everytime we eat corn or green beans she says “we grew…

A Snowman Named Degobah

As it has been snowing so much we went outside during one of Ollie’s naps to play in the yard for a few minutes. (don’t worry Grandparents we checked on Ollie a few times) Elora always wants to build a snowman even though she does nothing to help. She just eats the snow and stomps…

Snowy day, time to play

It has snowed pretty much every day for two three weeks. So we took Elora out for some sledding on the Rote Berge (the big hilly park near our house). Elora really liked sledding and kept singing “Casey Jr coming down the track.” over and over again as we would go down the hill.As you…

Finally Legal…

So we’re finally legal residents of Vienna. Here’s what it took to get here. The process was very lengthy, but if you want to get a glimpse of the bureaucracy, take a look. I’m curious if the US is worse, we’ve heard it’s pretty much terrible everywhere. A trip to the Salt Lake City consulate…

More zoo time fun

It was a cold, blustery day filled with hufflumps and woozzles, so we decided to head to the zoo. On the way there we saw a team of no less than 3 grounds workers cutting down an old tree outside of the zoo.The more educated among you will observe their keen use of Stihl Chainsaws…

Restaurant Fun

Karen came to visit me during the lunch hour of one of my classes. Actually it’s a lunch-hour-and-a-half, because good meals require lots of relaxing and talking in Europe. Elora was passed out by the time we found a place to sit down in. She doesn’t take naps anymore so anytime she’s in the stroller…

Van Gogh Exhibit

There was a Van Gogh exhibit here that I really wanted to go to, but I kept forgetting until the last day… so off we went to the Albertina to see it and there was a huge crowd. It was awesome though, because they have to line up on the stairs, and they let us…

Valentine’s Day Cookies

On Valentine’s Day Elora and I decided to make some cookies for Chris. Elora loves making cookies, because she is allowed to stick her hands in the flour and sugar, but mostly because she gets to eat the dough (we always have to have little talks about how much dough is okay to eat…)Here she…

Ollie Valentino’s 1st Birthday

Ollie “the Valentine” Williams celebrated his 1st birthday in style in the chic Vienna Hietzing district.He loved having us sing Happy Birthday to him. We ended up singing it three times just because he had such a cute smile while we were singing. He was also entranced by the burning candle… Oliver got a little…

A Membership to the Kunsthistorisches Museum

Here we are at the Kunst Historisches Museum, which is a huge art history museum. We bought a year membership which gets us into like, 7 different museums… Elora loves to look at paintings and statues, but only for a short period of time, so we figure this way we won’t feel like we have…