Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I love this song!

Farther along we’ll know all about it 
Farther along we’ll understand why 
Cheer up my brothers, live in the sunshine 
We’ll understand this, all by and by 

Tempted and tried, I wondered why 
The good man died, the bad man thrives 
And Jesus cries because he loves em’ both 
We’re all cast-aways in need of ropes 
Hangin’ on by the last threads of our hope 
In a house of mirrors full of smoke 
Confusing illusions I’ve seen 

Where did I go wrong, I sang along 
To every chorus of the song 
That the devil wrote like a piper at the gates 
Leading mice and men down to their fates 
But some will courageously escape 
The seductive voice with a heart of faith 
While walkin’ that line back home 

So much more to life than we’ve been told 
It’s full of beauty that will unfold 
And shine like you struck gold my wayward son 
That deadweight burden weighs a ton 
Go down into the river and let it run 
And wash away all the things you’ve done 
Forgiveness alright 


Still I get hard pressed on every side 
Between the rock and a compromise 
Like the truth and pack of lies fightin’ for my soul 
And I’ve got no place left go 
Cause I got changed by what I’ve been shown 
More glory than the world has known 
Keeps me ramblin’ on 

Skipping like a calf loosed from its stall 
I’m free to love once and for all 
And even when I fall I’ll get back up 
For the joy that overflows my cup 
Heaven filled me with more than enough 
Broke down my levee and my bluff 
Let the flood wash me 

And one day when the sky rolls back on us 
Some rejoice and the others fuss 
Cause every knee must bow and tongue confess 
That the son of god is forever blessed 
His is the kingdom, we’re the guests 
So put your voice up to the test 
Sing Lord, come soon 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Christmas Story

Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Heute wird in USA Thanksgiving gefeiert. Ein Tag an dem wir mit Freuden u Familie zusammen Truthahn essen u uns ueberlegen, fuer was wir alles dankbar sind. Es gibt so viel! Unser Leben ist so gut! Auch wenn wir von allerlei Kummer u Sorgen geplagt sind, so gibt es doch immer auch viel, fuer was wir dankbar sein koennen! 
Liebe deutschen Leser aus Wiesbaden, Berlin, Ingelheim, Mainz, Ulm, Stuttgart, Darmstadt,  dem Rheingau u wo ihr sonst noch her seid, hinterlasst mir doch bitte einen Gruss! Dafuer ware ich auch dankbar ;-)

So much to be thankful for!! Even though we sometimes have sorrows, we still can count our blessings (I love that saying!)
Psalm 100:4 "Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name." (NIV) 
Have a great day everybody and please, leave me a comment, that would make me more thankful, haha.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bye Bye Ladd!

Das ist Melissa mit Ladd, dem Pferd ihrer Trainerin. Sie hat ihn in den letzten zwei Jahren viel geritten und viel von ihm gelernt. Nun ist er in ein College gegangen um dort als Schulpferd zu arbeiten. Melissa war sehr traurig, aber auch dankbar, dass sie ihn so lange haben u lieben konnte. 

Melissa and Ladd, the horse of her trainer. She was riding him a lot in the last couple of years and she learned a lot from him. Now he went to a college as a student horse. Melissa was very sad, but also thankful that she had him for so long and could love him. ...

Working Hunter to Jump on Ladd FLIM Für die Deutschen

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Our chickens will go to slaughter soon, since they are old now and don't lay any eggs. So we decided to let them roam free and have a few 'fun' weeks... It really is a joy to watch them! 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Another Couple in Love

These are my parents long ago... When I see the photos of my son and his wife, I am reminded of my Dad. I  know that my son looks a lot like his dad, but he also reminds me of mine. ...

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

La Vie en Rose by Melissa K.

Sie hat das an Markus' Hochzeit gesungen

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy Couple!

...and happy guests!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Congratulations, Markus!

My first 'baby' is getting married!!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

This picture Rocks! One of the most Coolest piks ever! God is here to "Wrap You Up" in His arms of mercy, in His Word that comforts, heals, and Saves! Amen! I found it in the internet.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Sky in Daytona Beach

A couple of weeks ago we went to Florida and one morning a storm was coming in...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Trail Rally

Melissa and friends at a Trail Trial....courtesy of Jean Storie

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Daisy is a Driving Horse now!

Melissa bought herself this little cart and hired a trainer, took lessons, to teach Daisy to drive!Isn't that cool?
Melissa hat sich diesen kleinen Wagen gekauft, eine Trainerin angeheuert u nun hat Daisy gelernt ein Wagenpferd zu sein! Ist das nicht toll?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rheinblick Oktoberfest 2011

Fun was had by all!
The first photo shows our kitchen team, the middle one shows the boss and the last one most of our girls.
Wir hatten alle viel Spass!!!
Das erste Foto zeigt unser Kuechenpersonal, das zweite den Boss u das dritte die "Girls" , fast alle Bedienungen von uns.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

At TJ MAX...

... that's when we just found out that they got engaged a couple of hours ago!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It's Alive!

Look at this is in our neighborhood, and it is alive! I wonder how big the tree will grow. I thought that was 'blog worthy'.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Congratulations Michael!

Our son Michael (on the right) received his Master's Degree in Accounting from UB (University of Buffalo) past weekend! We are very proud of him! Same day his old buddy from high school graduated, too, with an MBA! They didn't even know! That was funny that they saw each other there! Congratulations to Nick, too!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Mom and her five Daughters

... on her 75th birthday on April 17, 2011
We love you Mom!
Wir lieben dich Mama!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Il Mio Bel Foco

This is Melissa singing the song she also sang for my Mother's Birthday Party

Happy Easter! Frohe Ostern!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Going home!

This is my hometown, Kiedrich.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Melissa got a new camera for her birthday and she took this picture with the panoramic feature. Doesn't it look great?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Birthday Hugs

Melissa and Gary saying Happy Birthday to each other early in the morning ...

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sweet Sixteen!!

Happy Birthday Melissa!
I love you.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Melissa in New York!

Our daughter went to New York City with her English class, to see a show on Broadway and for some sightseeing. They all had a great time. (Melissa is the second on the right)

Friday, March 04, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011