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Monday, July 31, 2006

Guten Tag! - Auf Wiedersehen!

We were in Milwaukee, WI this past weekend for the largest gathering of sausage and sauerkraut eaters this side of the Atlantic. That's right, Germanfest! There is lots of polka music, the best yodeler in the world, and real "German beer" (actually the Milwaukee verison - at least Frederik Miller was born in Germany, thereby making Miller Beer technically German).

The picture above is from the Glockenspiel (carillon play) they perform at the Fest. The four guys saw and chop wood, drink beer, and dance based on the music from an accordian player. (The original Glockenspiel is built into the Munich town hall tower, and plays 2 or 3 times a day. My brother will tell you he nearly froze to death waiting to see the Glockenspiel in Munich.) One of these years I will have to get the full lederhosen outfit and join the Glockenspiel dance. I just hope it won't turn out similar to Chevy Chase in European Vacation.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

BIG News

We have a lot of new stuff going on in our lives. We apologize for not being to able to share our news with everyone personally, either in person or with a phone call. So we decided to create this Web Log to share our experiences, and keep everyone up to date on what is happening. So here it goes!

1. Mike passed the Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam (PE), and is now a Professionally Licensed engineer in the State of Wisconsin. What a huge relief! To find out what a professional engineer means, click here.

2. And even bigger news.....Jenny is expecting and is due on January 24th, 2007! We plan to give daily or weekly updates, along with UltraSound pictures of the baby as we get them. We already have a few pictures, we just need to get them posted here.

We would love to hear from you. You can respond to us on this website (just click on the line below that says comments, and write something), or send an email, or give us a call! We hope this will be fun for everybody!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Trial and Error

Well, here goes nothing. Testing, 1-2-3. Anyone out there?