Monday Coffee Date

Monday Coffee Date

Mar 26, 2018

Monday Coffee Date – Bree Hester Stuttgart Family Photography. Catching up on life, spring weather – FINALLY, and a nice dinner in downtown Stuttgart. Bree Hester Stuttgart Family Photography

Good morning! We had daylight savings time here in Germany this weekend. All the pain my friends in the states felt last week, we are experiencing today. It’s just an hour, why does it feel like a month?

This week was a catch-up week. After being away and having visitors, we needed to do school work, work-work, clean, and all that fun stuff. We loved having our friends and being in Paris, but it is also nice to be home. I was happy to get back into the kitchen and cook dinner again.

This weekend was gorgeous. After months of cold and gray, it was glorious to see sunshine and for the temps to be above 40°. We decided to take the train downtown and have a nice family dinner. We went to Oggi and it was delicious. They have the pasta that they cook in the wheel of Parmesan. If you ever see that at a Christmas market or on a menu, get it. I can’t describe how amazing it is. The cheese melts around the pasta and it is heavenly.

I guess everyone had the same idea. Downtown was packed with people enjoying the sunshine. Cafes and restaurants are open on Sunday, but everything else is closed. Even the grocery stores – nothing is open. You are forced to have quiet time and relax. It’s something that I will miss when we leave here. Lots of people were sitting on the lawn at the Schlossplatz and we had our first (of many) ice creams of the season.

William and I are headed to Berlin this afternoon for a very (less than 24 hour) short trip. My uncle and cousins are visiting so we are going up to have dinner with them. The beauty of Europe is that it is so inexpensive to travel here that it was not a big deal at all to get two plane tickets to meet them for dinner. Another thing that I will really miss when we leave.

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My grandmother bought all 5 of us matching sweaters. Someday I will do an awkward family photo of us all wearing them at the same time.

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Misbehaving while waiting for the U12. And William was NOT happy about having to come on this little family adventure.

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Just a casual castle in the middle of town. Why not?

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More wrestling. Can you tell who the ringleader is? He’s 41 and doesn’t like when I shoot the top of his head. 🙂

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Bree Hester Stuttgart Family Photography

Clay is smart. He picks a flavor that no one else likes (melon) so that no one will steal bites of his ice cream. The youngest has to learn how to survive.

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We got home and tried to get the sheep to like us. They don’t. They are now right outside our window. They are moved from field to field every few weeks by the shepherd? I guess that is what he call him? The sheep guy? I don’t know the correct term. The sheep are really cute. Scared of pretty much everything. I will miss them when they are gone for the year.

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After a filet and some ice cream, this one turned it around. The restaurant had a slew of fancy cars out front so he was happy to watch the Ferraris and Lamborghinis roll by.

Bree Hester Stuttgart Family PhotographyOBSESSING OVER // This YouTube channel. Somewhere Devine is the cutest traveling family. Their movies are so inspiring to me. I’ve watched so many and I cannot get enough.

LOVING // My friend Christa is such a talented photographer and I love this fest session so much. How cute would it be to recreate it with kids?

EATING // We’ve eaten our fair share of these cookies over the weekend. I have been craving chocolate chip cookies for a few weeks and I think that this recipe is the best around.

LEARNING // You know that I love to make family films. I can’t wait to be a part of this community of filmmakers.

SHOPPING FOR // Easter baskets. Easter snuck up on me this year and I have no idea what to put in the baskets. Usually, I do bathing suits and flip-flops, but I am too late to get them here in time. Using this for inspiration.

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  1. Christa

    March 26th, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Oh my goodness thank you for the shout out!!

    Wasn’t this weekend glorious?!?! Can’t wait for more decent weather again.

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