Irrgarten – Labyrinth

On our last day together we took Nana and Christiana to the Labyrinth at the Schönbrunn. It is always a fun place to explore! We love the different mazes and the playground. In the maze we split up into teams. Chris and I have been there a lot of times and thought we knew the…

Virgilkapelle and City Wander

There is a really neat little museum in the Stephansplatz U-Bahn station. It is an underground church that was excavated during the construction of the U-Bahn. It was burned in a fire in the 1700s and buried, along with an old graveyard around the Stephansdom Cathedral. On the first Sunday of every month the museum…

A Little City Wander

This afternoon we took a little wander about the city to show Christiana some of our favorite sights. We started off at Karlsplatz. The kids love this church (and the neighboring playground!) After enjoying the view of the outside (and explaining to Marion that the reflecting pool is NOT a swimming pool after she decided…

More Firsts for Christiana

Chris took Christiana and the younger three kids to the Neuberg Museums while Elora played with a friend. We love the inside of the building. It is beautiful just to walk around. The museums inside are great, with musical instruments, armor, and archeological finds from Ephesus. First trip to Prater Park! It is a beautiful…

Christiana Comes to Visit!

Our niece Christiana is staying with us for the summer! We are excited to have her visit and show her around the city. There are some important firsts that Christiana has to experience while staying with us. She had her first kebab within the first week. Good food is a must while staying in Vienna….

Family Photo Shoot

I have always wanted to take family photos with all of us in our Austrian clothing. There is nothing cuter than men and boys in lederhosen. We finally picked a day to go out and a location close enough to home so that if it was miserable we could give up and go home easily!…

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert!

We got tickets to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert – it has been a lifelong dream of our little boy to attend one of these concerts! Both sets of grandparents and my sister’s family also got tickets and we had enough spare tickets for another sister to come with her boys too. This led…

Thanksgiving in Brian Head

This year we got to spend Thanksgiving in Brian Head, Utah! We love it there. It is a beautiful ski resort in the mountains near our Utah home. We have a condo there and spent the week enjoying lots of outdoor fun. When we first got there, there was very little snow on the ground,…

Sunday Funday

I love Sundays because of the random small moments of love that pop up now and then. Like Oliver holding Marion’s hand on the way to the bus stop. Snuggles and selfies on the bus! Marion and Daddy went home a different way than the rest of us so we could “race”. They won because…

Time Travel Vienna and a Night at the Volksoper

The kids had so much fun with Nana and Grampy. We were sad when their visit came to a close. The kids picked out some great last adventures to have with their grandparents. The big kids have been wanting to see Time Travel Vienna. The little kids were having a rough day, so we let…

Schönbrunn Children’s Museum with Nana and Grampy

On a nice rainy afternoon during Nana and Grampy’s visit, we went to the Schönbrunn Children’s Museum. It was SO FUN. The kids really loved the museum which is filled with great interactive exhibits. We even had a coupon that we got when we purchased our zoo passes this year! The first exhibit is a fun…

The Big Prater Adventure

The kids have been saving their money for months so they could go back to Prater. It is like a carnival/fair/amusement park. We went in the Spring and the kids loved it so much that they decided they wanted to save 100 Euro and go back again. Chris told them that if they could save…