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The Planets Are Begining to Align

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

We own a house and we’ve decided to rent it out.  I (Allison) will be taking a lot of unpaid time off work and it will help us cover our mortgage if we can fine a renter.  We need to fix up our yard and get the house ready to rent out.

Transportation to and beyond
Last summer we purchased a 1982 Volkswagen Vanagon.  One of the previous owners of our car put a sticker of Yoda from Star Wars on the front dash board and we now refer to our van and “The Yoda Van”.  This van has a pop-top and sleeps 4.  There are cabinets for clothing storage, a small refrigerator and a small stove.  It’s pretty much been in and out the shop since we got in July 2005.  It took us 7 tries to get it through emissions, there was a leaky gas tank, exhaust fumes inside the car which would cause a smoke detector to go off while driving, faulty heating system and a myriad of other small problems.  It sounds like this vehicle is in rough shape, but considering its age I think it is in pretty good condition.  We’re finally ready to take it out on the road. 


  The Yoda Van
Yoda through the winodw

This is the van and a picture of Yoda.

Who We Are

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

Matthias was born in Germany and grew up in Stuttgart.

Matthias, Julian and William in Alsace, France

Allison was born in the Albuquerque, New Mexico and grew up in the Seattle area.

William, Allison and Julian (on shoulders) in Allsace - Obernai, France     Julian in Visperterminen in Wallis, Switzerland

William was born in June 2002 and Julian was born in July 2004.

Julian and William