my “i love birthday surprises” smile

Andreas surprised me with the perfect little escape for my birthday over the weekend. We drove to the Titisee, a lake deep in the Black Forest, and swam, caught up on some reading and did a whole lot of nothing.  It was exactly what I needed.  Sunday was spent at a new wellness center where I learned that drinking champagne on an almost empty stomach while laying in a 33 C pool will turn you into a even more of a lightweight than you already are and lead to a GIANT case of the giggles.  But since it was my birthday I decided that was perfectly acceptable, so I had two glasses :)

The top two photos were from our last night with Andreas’s sister and her two kids at the lake.  They were here for 10 weeks, and it went by in a snap!  It feels like time is on fast forward right now.  The countdown to the wedding is almost 1 month!