Indoor Garden

Sam-wise admiring his new seed planter kit. It’s that time of year again to start our indoor garden. This year the kids are older so they both enjoyed it more. Ollie was happy to help put the little seed pellets into the tray. After filling a few window pots with dirt, Ollie and Elora were…

Sledding & Siopao! + the Many Faces of Elora

Our friends from the Philippines told us about this awesome food cooked in a steamer like our favorite Nepali food Momo, which we’ve blogged about previously. It’s called Siopao. Prounounced “Shoe-Pow”. Which is what we will refer to it as from here on. After hearing all about it, we insisted that Christine and Elcid come…

Fun Memories with Google

So apparently Google Street View recorded our home town (previous) of Glendale, Utah just after we left. It’s great for a trip down sunny Southern Utah memory lane when we want to forget the cold here in Vienna. Ya, sure it got cold and snowed there too, but you just don’t see sights like this…

Fun Memories with Google

So apparently Google Street View recorded our home town (previous) of Glendale, Utah just after we left. It’s great for a trip down sunny Southern Utah memory lane when we want to forget the cold here in Vienna. Ya, sure it got cold and snowed there too, but you just don’t see sights like this…

Trip to Baden

On January 6th we planned on going to the small town of Baden with our friends Om and Sawreeta. At the last minute Sawreeta had to work, so Om came with us and the kids. Baden is a town that is built around a natural spring that has been used since the Romans lived around…

10 down, many more to go

Before we went skiing we did a lot of fun stuff. We’re going to go back in time and re-live it now. January 6th, 2000 is a day that will live in infamy. It’s the day we got married. It’s been 10 short years. We decided to celebrate our anniversary in the usual way like most…

Last day in Kuhtai + Hochoetz skiing

On our last day in Kuhtai we took a trip to the next ski mountain, called Hochoetz, farther down the valley. Our tickets in Kuhtai were also valid at Oetzal and there was a free bus ride that took us 15 minutes down the road to the cable car. Oetzal is not as high up…

Even more ski fun in Kuhtai

So we’re feeling pretty sad that we didn’t realize Elora’s ski school was having “Race Day” on Thursday. We missed Elora race down the hill 3 times and get 2nd place. She told us all about it. How the other kids were slow, how some fell down, and how she got to “stand on an accordion”…

Kühtai Ski School & Good Eats

The kids have gotten quite used to the morning routine. They wake up at 6am (ugg), make lots of noise until 7am while we ignore them. Get up and eat breakfast (fresh rolls delivered from the bakery, bread, ham, cheese, eggs, oatmeal). Get dressed in our snow gear and get picked up at 9:30. When…

The sun comes out in Kühtai

After skiing in the foggy weather, it was nice to finally get to see the mountains we were skiing on. Here you can see the town of Kühtai. Kühtai is not a typical Austrian ski town, in that it has not been here for hundreds of years like most European cities. Instead, the town was…

Skiing in Kühtai!

Greetings from Kuhtai! We’re skiing this week in a tiny little town about 30 miles outside of Innsbruck, Austria. The town is the highest elevation ski-town in Austria and has a population of 13 in the summer time and about 500 in the winter, including tourists. A nice, small town Austrian skiing experience! Even plenty…

New Years Eve

New Years was awhile ago, but here it is anyway! For New Years we went to our Nepali friend’s house Om and Sarweeta (we just learned how to spell her name) for a Momo party. If you don’t know what Momo is yet, you haven’t been reading diligently — like Potstickers only better. Here is…