Oh what a wonderful weekend! We packed so much fun into it, and somehow still had plenty of relaxation time on the couch--I don't know how it's possible except that we must have discovered a time warp.
Friday, we went with some friends to see The Dark Knight Rises and then went for ice cream at a great place in Landstuhl--Dolomiti. They're probably best known for their spaghetti ice cream, a strangely popular thing in Germany, but I always get a decadent sundae with two scoops of chocolate, one of vanilla, fudge sauce and chocolate shavings... yummmm. I thought the movie was really well done, but I thought it was kind of strange just how much the ending seemed to be begging for a sequel after all the talk about how this was the final installment of a trilogy. Oh, and Colby and I are now contemplating inviting Anne Hathaway to be a sister wife. Girl was looking good in that catsuit is what I'm saying.
Saturday, we finished painting our great room and I looooove it. I know painting a rental seems silly to some people, but I think a coat of paint on the walls goes such a long way toward making a place feel like home, and it only took about five hours total, so it wasn't a huge time suck. The house is so close to being done, and I can't wait to take you on a little "tour" soon. That afternoon, one of our Charleston friends was in town for a mission and had some free time, so we had him over for a couple of hours, then headed out to another friend's birthday party. We met some more great people who've lived here for a while, and enjoyed some awesome flammkuchen and birthday cake.
Sunday, we had a very relaxing day, starting out with a super delish brunch at the Officer's Club on base, then I worked on catching up with this season of Army Wives while Colby did some work on the Air Force school he's taking by correspondence. We wrapped up our weekend with marathon Skyping and Google Video chats with our parents. I have a steady phone date with my parents every Sunday, but it was so great to be able to see them and have a conversation that almost felt like we were in the same room. I can't wait until they can come for a visit--we've got some awesome parental units!
This week is shaping up to be another good one--I'm still not quite over the PTSD brought on by late June and early July, so every time the phone rings or I check my email, I brace myself for horrible news, but so far things are going well. I do have to bring my car in to another shop to get a second opinion on that check engine light though, so I'm sure THAT will be a blast. Hope you all had great weekends as well and that Monday is treating you kindly!