I’ve been busy all night working on a project for the blog and trying to get ready for the new school term which starts on Monday.
Before going to bed, I wanted to share a few photos from the time we spent in Berlin.
Sebastian and I carpooled from Bonn to Berlin on Friday morning. The traffic was so bad that the driver decided to get off the autobahn and take country roads instead for part of the way.
It was wonderful to drive with the windows down as we passed farms and fields of canola.
Saturday, we spent the day with Pierre. He is one of the most genuinely nice people I know.
Later Saturday night, we went to a BBQ with a group of friends.
This was the first trip that I was able to speak with everyone in German the whole time. I understood almost everything and was able to confidently say what I wanted to say. Although my speaking is certainly not correct, I am finally able to be understood in German. Hip, hip, hooray!
Easter Sunday was a little strange for me this year.
I knew that we were going to the baptism of Sebastian’s baby cousin, but assumed that the service would be a part of the Easter Sunday service.
Sadly, it was only the baptism.
So, although I went to church on Easter Sunday, I didn’t go to an Easter service. First time in 25 years.
Although this made me feel sad, there was plenty of happiness surrounding the baptism that I tried to focus on that.
Nico was really well tempered throughout the service and didn’t even cry when the holy water was poured on his head.
After the baptism, the whole day was spent celebrating family.
Naturally, coffee and cake were included.
Sunday was a gorgeous, warm day. Perfect for spending time outside.
I spent most of the day with my favorite little girl, Nathalie, Sebastian’s cousin’s daughter.
I feel the same way about her.
The 6 cousins.
I find it funny that two of Sebastian’s cousins have children older than the youngest cousin.
All guests were expected to be photographed with Nico.
we eventually got a decent photo with the baptismal boy.
For the next few days, my camera barely saw sunlight.
We spent a lot of time just relaxing with friends.
On Wednesday, we took the train back to Bonn and arrived safely at home.
Although I was really missing my family and was constantly thinking about my trip back home last Easter, I still had a wonderful time in Berlin.
Alright, time for bed. Tomorrow is a pre-work work day so wish me concentration, focus, creativity and luck!