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

Friday, June 8, 2012


It's been quiet around here these last few days because we went up to Oklahoma to spend some time with family. It was really good to visit with everybody and we all enjoyed our visit very much.
On our second night there we were lucky enough to see this gorgeous sunset. 
Die letzten paar Tage war es hier ein bissl ruhiger, da wir nach Oklahoma gefahren sind um Familie zu besuchen. Es war schoen alle mal wieder zu sehen und wir haben unsere Zeit dort sehr genossen.
Diesen spektakulaeren Sonnenuntergang sahen wir an unserem zweiten Abend in Oklahoma.
Nadia and grandpa. :-)
Nadia und ihr grandpa. :-)
Hannah getting to ride grandpa's toy. The girls had a blast on the four wheeler, thank you Charles for letting them ride it. They loved it!!
Hannah durfte grandpa's "Spielzeug" fahren. Beide Maedels waren voll davon begeistert, vielen Dank Charles, dass sie es durften.
In the beginning we weren't sure Nadia could ride by herself so she rode either with grandpa or Hannah.
Am Anfang waren wir uns nicht sicher ob Nadia alleine fahren konnte, also ist sie entweder mit grandpa oder Hannah gefahren.
Can you tell she's having a blast? ;-)
Sieht man, dass es ihr Spass macht? ;-)
Greg took it for a spin, too.
Greg ist auch ein paar Runden gefahren.
On our last day in OK we went to OK City to check out "Frontier City" , an amusement park. I have to say the timing was bad. It rained off and on (a major downpour in the morning) and the temps dropped to 70 for most of the day. Since we had already bought the tickets online, we went anyway and made the best of it.
Here we look like drowned rats after being rained on and getting on some water rides.
An unserem letzten Tag in OK sind wir nach OK City gefahren um "Frontier City" (ein Vergnuegungspark) zu besuchen. Ich muss sagen, unser timing war nicht das beste. Es hat den ganzen Tag immer wieder geregnet (am Anfang wie aus Eimern) und die Temperaturen sind teilweise unter 20 Grad gewesen. Nachdem wir die Tickets aber schon online gekauft hatten, sind wir trotzdem gegangen und haben das beste daraus gemacht.
Hier sehen wir aus wie "ertraenkte Ratten" nachdem es geregnet hatte und wir ein paar Wasserfahrten mitgemacht haben.
Nadia got really soaked, but had a ton of fun. Our daredevil got on all the roller-coasters and enjoyed everything despite the cool, wet weather.
Nadia war patschnass, aber hatte unheimlich viel Spass. Sie hat vor nichts Angst und ist jede Achterbahn gefahren die sie dort hatten. Regen und kuehle Temperaturen haben sie von nichts abgehalten...
Thank you Lois and Charles for everything!! We loved visiting with you and hope we get to see you again soon. :-)


  1. Looks like a wonderful family visit. Yep, those four wheelers are fun....I bet your girls would love to have one of their own. :)

    1. Yes Suz, they would love their own four wheeler. All we would need to do is either buy a large piece of property or move in order for them to have one. ;-)

  2. It looks like the girls thoroughly enjoyed their time with their grandparents. Love the memories they made!

    1. They did enjoy their time, it just went by to quickly.

  3. what a fantastic sunset! I was with you when you took the picture and I didnt see it that way, isn't it funny how we take things for granted when we see it all the time? we loved having you guys here and yes, it was to short a visit, Nadia looks like she really enjoyed the water ride at the park, although very wet she was happy.

    1. Lois, Nadia would have stayed all day if we would have let her. She had so much fun, the whole "rainy, wet and cold thing" didn't seem to bother her at all.

  4. Sounds like a good visit in spite of the chilly day... You have beautiful girls!!