Welcome to our life!

Hi, I'm Allison! I'm a thirtysomething, freshly baked, stay-at-home mom. I'm originally from Connecticut, now living in Germany, hence the name of the blog. I live in southern Germany with my German husband and our baby boy. Life has turned out to be nothing I ever expected, and am so incredibly happy with it! We certainly do have a lot of laughs! I hope you will enjoy following our new experiences raising a little half American/ half German in a little German town.

Mittwoch, 18. Juni 2008

Feeling Appreciated and Other News

Since the school year is rapidly coming to a close, the parents did a super- wonderful thing for the staff at ISS. The parents put together a gigantic teacher appreciation lunch on Friday. The spread was incredible! Since we are an international community, the food was from all over the world! We enjoyed homemade sushi, Indian samosas, Mexican guacamole to name a few. There was so much food, that many of us were able to come back after school and bring home an entire dinner for 2!
Of course, the best part to us was that the parents took over our lunch and recess duties, which allowed each of us a full hour break! My friend Alison, who is on maternity leave, even came by. It was wonderful to have the time to really enjoy each other's company, and to indulge on some amazing food.
The funny part was the drawing that they were holding. Since I never win things, with the exceptions of a drawing at Laura Ashley in Westport and the gift certificate for a haircut I won at our Christmas party this year, I figured that my odds at winning this drawing were pretty poor. I was wrong. I won a really cool box containing, chocolate pasta (no kidding!), honey and lavendar vinegar, and the benefit cookbook put out by our school this year.

I can't wait to try the gourmet winnings! And I can't wait to try some of the amazing recipes, like, Zucchini Blossoms with Tomato Sugo, Grilled Breast of Duck with Honey and Lime Glaze on Ginger-Lime-Carrots and Coconut Risotto, and Sweet Berry Lasagne!

And on to the other news. Today, I received the official news that I will
be working in First Grade next year! I am both sad and excited! It will definately bring new challenges and new smiles!

1 Kommentar:

Emily hat gesagt…

Yay for your winnings - I can't wait to hear how they are! Joern is going to be one happy camper as I am sure you are going to share.

You'll love the 1st grade. They are so sweet and innocent.

What are you going to do with all of your summer free time?