Success is not final, failure is not fatal - it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Friday, February 12, 2010


Last night was the awards ceremony for Taekwondo. Hannah and Nadia both received their new black belt and we are so proud of them. There were times, when both were ready to quit, but they stuck it out and have come a long way.
Tying on their belt is their instructor, standing behind him is the owner of the academy.
Gerstern Abend haben Hannah und Nadia ihren neuen schwarzen Guertel in Taekwondo bekommen. Wir sind riesig stolz auf die Maedels, es war nicht immer einfach aber sie haben durchgehalten.
Den Guertel bekommen beide von ihrem Lehrer umgebunden, dahinter steht der Eigentuemer unserer Taekwondo Schule.


  1. Congratulations to the kids on their hard work and Black Belts...GOOD JOB!

  2. That is SUCH a great accomplishment! I bet you are so proud of them. Aaron was involved in that, but quit early on. I should have made him stay with it!

  3. What a wonderful accomplishment the girls have achieved! I'm sure now that they are both glad they didn't quit.

    Guess what we are having for dinner tonight? The ham and rotini casserole! I'm going to do the brownies either this afternoon or tomorrow.

    Thanks for stopping by this morning. I'm afraid you may have caught me in the middle of my "re-design". But...yes...this IS a lot of snow...somewhere around four feet! :)

  4. Herzlichn Glückwunsch zu den schwarzen Gürtel,es hat sich nun doch gelohnt letzten Sommer als wir da waren nicht aufzuhören.Freut mich sehr für beide Mädels,werde es morgen Früh der Steffi erzählen Gruß Christine

  5. I just dropped in from Rhonda's. Your kitchen is very nice and the house is beautiful. What a great place to raise your lovely and accomplished daughters. I also enjoyed your German translations. I studied German in college, but that was a long time ago. I will enjoy your blog now that I have found it and have marked it as a favorite.

  6. Herzlichen Glückwünsch zum "black belt"
    das sind ja jetzt "gefährliche" Mädels.Aber schön das sie jetzt etwas gefunden haben, Annkathrin hat an Ballett auch noch grossen Spass, bei Julia weiss ich noch nicht sorecht.
    Schönes Wocheneende!! Happy Valentine!!!
    Liebe Grüsse

  7. Anke,
    I wanted to tell you that we both enjoyed the rotini casserole that Nadia made for dinner the other evening. We had it last night for dinner, and some for lunch today. There is still some left to enjoy tomorrow! I did use the tomatoes...but it would be equally good without.

    And I also made the brownies for my hubby for Valentine's Day. They are actually featured in my blog post today (Saturday)...but referred the readers to your blog for the recipe. :) I used the almond extract and I have to say that they are absolutely WONDERFUL! WOW! Loved the frosting recipe, too!

    Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow!

  8. Einen ganz großen und lieben Glückwunsch an deine Töchter. Bis zum schwarzen Gürtel durchzuhalten, ist wirklich eine Leistung.
    Hab ein schönes Wochenende und sei lieb gegrüßt, Petra