Luis is out of a job, and we are having our first experience with registering for German unemployment.
Nope, just kidding. That's not it. That was last summer as we waited months for KSC to scrape together some money so they could offer us a contract. And boy are we sure glad they did cause we sure do like it here.
We didn't actually file for unemployment but we were pretty darn close. Although, if things don't turn around with his current team, that could very well be our reality again this summer.
Oh life sure is exciting for us. I have learned to live with less expectations and a heckofa lot more of faith! :)
We got fined for breaking the Silent Laws in Germany and are fighting the accusations against us. The police came to our house and everything.
Something about turning our car on at noon and our engine being too loud...okay I can't keep this one up. Again, I'm kidding, but I wouldn't put it past someone to complain about such nonsense.
No, the only run-ins we have had with the police are with their sneaky cameras. They sure do like to photograph us driving. It's like the Polizei Paparazzi. We are quite famous apparently cause they send lots of pictures of us. Mostly of Luis of course, and most definitely not me.
Okay, maybe there's some of me somewhere in the mix. Okay, maybe they're mostly of me.
Fortunately though, they're only about 10 Euro. A deal, if you ask me, compared to the $150 you pay in America. I've had
So did we get audited by the German IRS? Bing bing bing! Or not...again kidding, thankfully! I don't even want to begin to imagine what a nightmare that would be. Although, that reminds me, we do need to do our taxes over here...yay.
This little guy right here.
Or little girl of course. It's too early to tell the gender, but at the moment, I think we both want to be surprised. As if our life didn't give us enough surprises already!
So not only are we entering the world of parenting, but we will be doing it over here in Germany. Hence the many, many new adventures. The many, many new stories. The many, many...I won't do that to you again, but you get the idea.
And with this blog post, my family will feel like they have been released from prison or something. They have been DYING to tell the world about this precious little baby, but we made them swear secrecy till we saw the heartbeat, which we did on Tuesday. Pretty incredible.
God really is amazing. In just these three short months, our little guy or gal has developed just about every little part you could ever imagine, right down to the fingernails, and yet he or she is only an inch long (25 mm according to the ultrasound). I have just been blown away by the miracle of life as I read each week what's going on in my womb.
Seriously, amazing. And on this Good Friday...Karfreitag as it's called here in Germany, I am reminded even more of the amazing gift of eternal life that we have through the sacrifice made on the cross so many years ago. I am so grateful for the gift God gave through His Son, Jesus, and for the gift He has given to us of this little life inside me.
Much joy and peace to you all on this Easter weekend!
Update: Please Read "A Little Goodness Amidst the Not So Good"