Sunday, January 9, 2011


I would like to thank each and every one of those wonderful people who sent me mail in the past month, but what those people don't know is that they were unknowingly entering a contest of sorts...
Here was the winner!
A package for my birthday fillled with chocolate cake mix, noise makers, matching "Happy Birthday" napkins and paper plates, Silly String, and ballons as packaging. Oh, and Inception (which does't work in German DVD players, so we watched it on the computer).
I guess I can have a second birthday party?
Honorable mentions in this contest go to the Ferguson and Graham families with their awesome letters and drawings from even the littlest of children, and my small group from church for sending me the most amount peanut buttered items I've ever seen together in my entire life.

It wonderful to know people are still thinking about and praying for me back in Oklahoma.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Few Photos

 An evening in M√ľnster with most of my host family and Christoph Goez,
 the German exchange student of my mom's family in the 1970s, and his wife, Ruth.

The Tannenbaum we set up on the 22nd. 
I dropped a glass ornament while we were decorating the tree,
but it didn't break.
Michael then told me that no one in the history of the Lohaus family had dropped an ornament before while decorating the tree.
A moment later Anja dropped an ornament. Her's broke. 

this part of German doesn't really have any hills were we can go sledding,
but being pulled by a car somewhat simulates the feeling 
of speeding down into the concrete bike trail 
at the intersection of Highway 169 and the Creek Turnpike. 
Especially the concrete part.