Thursday, March 27, 2008

March Matters

The Whole Shabang, Right Here

First: Above, you will see Andrea. She is our new friend. She is an au pair in Nyon, Switzerland and she comes from Tucson, Arizona. Intrductions, done; you know everybody else.
Everything else: It is a magnificently glorious day. I'd like to get some reading done outside after this. I am currently reading a very interesting book about the life and family of an intersex person. It's called Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
I don't know where in this chocolate land I was snoozing two years ago, but there are(were?) lots of chocolate bunnies for 1/2 price! I tried to look for them last time with no result. And here they were all along...
By the by, I would say I just ate about 60g of (dark!) chocolate from the time I opened this text until now. I'm not going to lie, it felt good.

We invited Andrea, the Sennwalds and Sam over a few weeks ago and had a dance party in our living room.

In the craft store.

Andrea and Jacques having a camera war.

She'd never had fondue. Fondue has it's own food group here, it's a hands-down must.

Vanessa eating fondue.

If I had a nickel for every self-portrait of Jacques I have on my computer...

Sam and Jacques taking up the dance floor.

Taking the party to the streets.
Andrea, me and Vanessa.

Jacques likes to snuggle when he has a headache.

A Big Snow

Alarm. Get up. Open curtain. BAM.

Bulldozing that snow.

The Devenish's house. The scaffolding is for renovations in the attic.

Poor flowers.

(F.Y.I.: Oma = Grandma. Bitte = please. In German)


Emptying eggs.

Dipping eggs.

Delightful Easter weekend weather.
What we saw out my bedroom window all weekend.

What we did all weekend: Watch movies, Scrubs, 30 Rock and jPod, which I will say is a great show (albeit with bad acting) filmed in Vancouver, based on the novel jPod by Canadian author Douglas Coupland.

Movies: 27 Dresses, wouldn't watch it again. Into The Wild, really amazing (based on a true story) until the very end when it completely crushed me and left me quite depressed. If you're up for a not-at-all-Happily-Ever-After-still-crying-when-you-leave-the-theatre but otherwise really beautiful movie, watch it. Enchanted, surprisingly hilarious and very Happily-Ever-After.

Easter breakfast with the family. Martina and Jonas across the table.

I found my Easter basket.

Hahn = rooster in German.

After coming back from an evening at the sauna, our friend was waiting for us.

She is the friendliest cat ever!

Another big snow.

Hopefully the last, I am so sick of Winter!

Biggest, baddest milk moustache I've ever seen.

Jacques' new, army-issue glasses. They sent them to him for free.

À part de tout ça, on ira Paris en mois de deux semaines. J'ai beaucoup d'hâte, comme on n'a jamais été là pour si longtemps, presque deux semaines. Comme on a tout déjà vu, on a la chance de se lézarder un peu (avec espoir, au soleil)... ah Paris.
J'éspère que vous avez aimé tout les videos.
Bonne journée et bon prèmier jour de printemps demain.


cyril said...

i want to adopt that cat!

Mum said...

I want to adopt Robin. What a sweetheart.
Nice dancing, too.
Oh, and I love Cyril's plastic hair.

The nator said...

so, i have a few things to say
- the photos of me are wild
- 27 dresses was good, and i would watch it again
- that one picture before you talk about the things you've been watching, it looks like a movie scene
- i am jealous that i wasn't here for the snow
that is all.

natalie portman said...

jacques is so adorable

Bianca said...

fun times! Is there a certain website where you post your pictures? A friend of mine at work is really wanting to get into photography and I told her what a great artist you are behind the lens so she asked if there's anywhere she can see some of your pics. If you dont mind of course...