Friday, October 17, 2008


This post is a little out of order, but I wanted to post a few pictures from our Oktoberfest experience. We went right before we left to come back to the States and so I didn't get the pictures posted before we left. It was definitely an interesting experience! The closest thing I can compare it to is a GIANT state fair. Although I'm taking Luke's word for that since I've never actually been to the state fair! There were TONS of people, carnival rides, a couple of roller coasters, tons of food vendors and beer tents. The beer tents are set up by the different breweries and serve beer and traditional German/Bavarian food. It can be difficult to get into the tents because of all the people, but we were there on a Sunday morning so we were able to get in and eat lunch in one of the tents.

Inside the beer tent--which is really a building they set up and tear down every year.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Adiella Gertrude Holland

Our niece, Adiella Gertrude, was born on October 7th at 7:48pm. She is a big girl and weighed in at 9 lbs 4 oz and is 21 inches long. Her and mom both did great and came home from the hospital yesterday evening. We've really enjoyed getting to spend some time with her!