Wednesday, February 14, 2007

European Adventures

The Lovely Daughter's voice bubbled happily across the country via cell phone last night: she's been accepted to both of her study abroad programs for next year, one in Kiel, England for Fall and one in Prague for Spring. It looks like Prague is a for-sure, as her best friend is also planning to go. Kiel is somewhat up in the air, due to course requirements, the added complications of spending a full year away but in two places, and the miserable showing of the dollar as against the pound these days.

I am coming to terms with these new developments (and ignoring the snow outside) by looking at pictures of The Brothers Abroad from a couple of summers ago. Be sure to click on the clock to enlarge; it's extremely cool. And, of course, if you want to know how beer is made... .

Firstborn Son on a visit to the coast while spending time with his French family.


Secondborn Son pretending to be a Gehry building in Prague. (My boys like to take pictures of each other pretending to be the things they see.)

Amsterdam: Self-explanatory.


emmapeelDallas said...

Oh, congratulations to your daughter, and to you, for raising such terrific kids. I very much enjoyed all of these pics, and you're right, the clock is amazing!

Happy Valentine's Day!


sunflowerkat119 said...

What a wonderful opportunity for you daughter. It's something she'll never forget. My daughter won't even consider studying abroad. She has a terrible time stepping out of her comfort zone. I wish there was some way I could entice her.zxxfsc

Carol said...

What incredibly inquisitive and adventurous children you've raised! My dh spent his Junior Year Abroad but it was a year long program all at one university. It is probably the most memorable year and singular experience of his life. Great pictures!

Kathryn said...

Many congratulations!! It seems like she is just settling in out there and now it's off to Europe. Life changes fast when you are young.

revabi said...

congrats to daughter, how neat that your children have such opportunities.

Quotidian Grace said...

I hope she gets to go to both places. We're going to Ireland at the end of this month and are dismayed to see that the dollar is also doing dismally against the euro.