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.

Samstag, 18. Juli 2009

Finally shedding the school year

This past school year was anything but easy. There were so many challenges, which in the end, definately made me stronger, but seriously, I don't think I needed that much of a strengthening lesson.
But, I do have to admit, the parents really helped me to feel like all my work this year did not go unnoticed. The last Monday of school, I received the most incredible gift basket- full of American food! I guess there were ears actually listening when I mentioned how much I love Macaroni and Cheese!!!

The basket was so incredibly full, I needed to have Joern help me carry the basket out. Here's the breakdown of all the incredible things in the basket:
16 boxes Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
6 pack of A&W Cream Soda (made Joern swoon!)
2 packages of Oreos and 1 package of Double Stuff Oreo
1 box Oreo pop-tarts
1 bag of Fritos
1 bag Cheetos
1 bag Chex Mix sweet and salty
2 bags of Doritos
1 bag Tostitos Lime with 1 jar of salsa
1 box Cheez-its
2 bottles of Hershey's syrup
1 bottle Smucker's magic shell
1 GIANT jar of Skippy
2 boxes of brownie mix
2 boxes of yellow cake mix
1 container of white frosting
4 boxes of Jello Pudding mix (2 pistachio/ 2 white chocolate)
4 boxes of Jello mix
bag of Skittles
bag of Starburst
bag of Hershey's miniatures
1 package of Twizzler twists
1 bag Recees Peanut Butter cups
2 packages of Nestle Crunch
1 box of Latte to Go
1 package of pancake mix
1 bottle of syrup

I am still in shock thinking of how sweet all the parents were in giving me this gift. Not only was a basket full of American food fabulous, but it was incredibly thoughtful as well! I've decided to ration myself in eating all this food, and some of it may be used for a cook-out in the early fall. I am so thankful to the parents, who really helped me to feel appreciated! Thanks parents of 1B, I will never forget this!!


Emily hat gesagt…

So is your school hiring? I think it's worth the work just for the food! How incredibly thoughtful.


Melaina25 hat gesagt…

Oh my god that's amazing! I didn't even know they made Oreo potarts-- LOVE IT!

Holly hat gesagt…

What a lovely gift and much deserved!

Carolina Peach hat gesagt…

I´m envious!! Maybe I need to see about getting a job at the International School here....Oreo Poptarts?!?

h2babe hat gesagt…

Allison, thanks for visiting my blog! My husband and I are foodies and love to travel as well. We usually make it to Germany at least once a year, for work, and we travel to Europe every other year or so! I will add your blog to my reading list as well! ~ Yudith (Blissfully Delicious)

Monique hat gesagt…

OMG WOW!!! What a great gift - sounds like you work at a fabulous place with fabulous parents:)