Thursday, July 12, 2012

Random Thursday! Summer fun!

Hallo meine Lieben,


today I am linking up with Lin and Natalie for Random Thursday! Thank you lovelies for this awesome link-up! I am really excited about this and I can't wait for all the topics to come!


Today's topic is:




First I have to admit that my favorite season is probably fall but every season is packed with good stuff. I can't handle the heat very well, I often get dizzy so I need to drink a LOT. I mean water, not beer. So here are my top three things about summer.




... my birthday


My birthday is in July so most times I am able to have an outdoor party which includes grilling (we say "Schwenken" in Saarland), friends and family, music and lots of alcohol. I love to be able to spend the whole night and day in our garden celebrating my birthday. 
When I was a kid my parents always threw a huge outdoor party for me and invited all my friends. It was fantastic and I have so many great memories. 
So yeah, having my birthday in July is definitely a plus!






... going on trips with David


It is only our second summer together but I enjoy every second of it! Schatz, thank you for creating so many great memories! 
Last summer we went on a road trip to Colorado and Utah. It was unforgettable! We also attended to our first wedding together, went on a backpacking trip, to concerts, went to Cedar Point amusement park, grilled out a lot and had so much fun. 



We had such a wonderful time in Colorado and Utah! The landscape was breathtaking! That's me on an arch by the way. We had to get rid of all the other people to take this cool picture. 


That's how you look when you come back to your car after a 25 miles backpacking trip and not taking a shower for 3 days. Nice. 



... grilling out and drinking beer outdoors

I love to sit in the garden and grill together, having a beer or two. It is so relaxing and so much fun. We always have grill lots of different stuff because our taste is so different but I am glad that David likes my grilled mushrooms and peppers. And yeah, grilling and alcohol belong together. At least for Germans. 




You can't really see it in that picture but our grill is a Fussball. David bought it as a surprise for me when I first came to America. You rock!



Prost!

I hope you guys are all having a wonderful summer! Join the fun and link up here!


42 comments:

  1. My birthday is in November so I never get to enjoy it during the summer. Boo!

    Cook outs are the best!

    Thanks for linking up girly!

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    1. Your link-up is awesome! Can't wait for next week! Thanks so much for hosting it!
      Maybe you could start to celebrate your half-birthdays in summer. :)

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  2. Yay my birthday is in July too, what day is yours???

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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    1. Mine is tomorrow. Haha. :) When is yours? Yay for July birthdays!

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    2. Yay, my birthday is on Saturday! And I will be celebrating it in Trier...:) Unfortunately the weather is not that nice and I actually wanted to have a bbq in our garden, but right now it seems that we will just have a potluck inside. But anyway, July birthdays rock and cancers even more! :)

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    3. Yay for July birthdays! It is so cool that your birthday is one day after mine. And it is awesome that you will celebrate in Trier, one of my most favorite cities! I hope you will have a wonderful day! I know, the weather is pretty bad in Germany at the moment but hopefully it won't rain tomorrow and you have the chance to have a bbq! Yay for being a cancer!

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    4. Thank you so much! Right now, the weather is even worse...but anyway, I have to accept it. Jedenfalls wünsche ich dir alles Gute zu deinem Ehrentag! Hab noch einen schönen Tag heute!

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    5. Oh no! I am so sorry! Maybe there will be a miracle!
      Anyway:
      Alles alles Liebe und Gute zu Deinem Ehrentag! Lass es Dir so richtig gutgehen und feier ordentlich! Ich drück Dich! Hab nen tollen Tag!

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    6. It is already July 14th in Germany so I am not too early! :)

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  3. YAY for a summer birthday!! I'm with Nat, my birthday is November too, the only thing I get out of it is a giant feast for Thanksgiving! You get the whole summer. Lucky duck! Trips with the boy are always my favorite too! :)

    Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Love the link-up! Thank you so much!
      I am sure winter birthdays have their nice sides too! And a huge Thanksgiving celebration is awesome too! I celebrated my first Thanksgiving in America last year and I loved it so much!

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  4. I am so very jealous that you have a grill.... we live in a downtown condo with no balcony, and I really miss being about to barbeque! And just relax in the backyard.... though I love downtown living it definitely has its drawbacks in the nice weather! Enjoy your July Katrin! ~Stephanie

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    1. It's a small one but it's definitely great to have it! I can understand that you are a little sad about not having the chance to grill out. But downtown living has its pluses too!
      Have a great summer, Stephanie!

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  5. Yey for July birthdays and BBQ's! Its basically fall here now but I did get to enjoy a few BBQ's in April & May :P

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    1. I am glad you had the chance for some BBQ's! The weather is really bad over there at the moment. My Dad says it rains in Saarland every day.

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  6. Oh, Freitag der 13. Da wird dann aber hoffentlich ordentlich gefeiert!

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    1. Klar! Das soll ja auch kein Unglueckstag sein! :)

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  7. Fall is my favorite too. I'm too fair skinned and have use spf1000 to enjoy summer. even with a pool.

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    1. Yeah, I am the same. I always have to be careful not to get a sunburn.

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  8. It`s your birthday tomorrow?!? Thats awesome! What are you guys gonna do? Does David have off work?

    I love summer, too! My favorite season!

    Cheers,
    Miss Sugar Shack

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    1. Ja, morgen! :) David hat leider nicht frei, aber wir wollen dann abends zusammen feiern, Samstags treffen wir dann seine Familie und gehen shoppen und Sonntags gehen wir zum Minus the bear Konzert nach Columbus! Dienstag kommen dann Davids Schwester und Mutter und wir verbringen nen Maedels-Tag. :)

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  9. Lucky duck, I always wanted to have my birthday in the summer. Instead, it's in February when it sometimes rains :/ Grilling outside in the summer is the best, especially when there are a few booze tossed into the mix.

    Thanks for linking up with us!

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    1. Yeah, alcohol is important! :) I do realize that I sound like an alcoholic sometimes...
      You can have a snowball fight on your birthday! :) I can't have that! :)

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  10. Yea for Utah! That's where I'm from so I'm glad you enjoyed it here. Also- my birthday is in June so I understand the beauty of summer birthdays. There's nothing better for sure! Just found your blog and have loved looking around and getting to know you better. I'm excited to follow along!

    new follower :)
    bonnie
    bonnielouisa.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome, Bonnie! So great to see you! Thank you for following! I will check out your blog asap!
      You're a summer birthday girl too! Belated Happy birthday! :)
      Utah is fabulous! We will definitely come back! We had such a great time there!

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  11. Grillin + boozin is definitely my favorite thing about summer - loving getting everyone outside and carefree during the day

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    1. Yeah, it's the best thing to do in summer! :)

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  12. yay for your birthday month and for being outdoors and grilling!! wish i was a summer baby that is how i could love to celebrate my birthday

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    1. Thank you! :) I am sure having your birthday in spring, fall or winter has its great sides too! :)

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  13. Could ya'll possibly be ANY CUTER!? Happy early birthday my friend! XOXO

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    1. Thank you soooo much, Tif! :) Hugs!

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  14. You went to Arches!! We went there last summer, too! How cool!
    And you and David are so cute!!

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    1. That's awesome! Maybe we have been there at the same time! :)
      Thanks so much, Alyx!

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  15. I couldn't agree more about BBQ & beer! It's a definite must. Love your blog. Just followed you! :)

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    1. Thank you soooo much, that's so sweet! I will come and check out your blog asap!

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  16. I used to live in colorado...in the middle of the rocky mountains...Oh I miss it so! It is unforgettable there. Schwenken? Echt jetzt? haha...find ich ziemlich cool....wusste garnicht das man das im Sauerland so nennt :)
    My birthday is in august and I used to hate it as a kid. Everybody is out of school and usually my friends were all on vacation. Now that I'm older I can appreciate having my birthday in the summer!!!

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    1. Oh, you lived in Colorado? That's so cool! I can imagine how much you miss it! It is such a fabulous place!
      Haha, ja, im Saarland sagt niemand dass man Grillen möchte. Da gibts nur Schwenken!
      Yeah, it is definitely a plus to have your birthday in summer but I can imagine that it wasn't that much fun when all your friends were on vacation!

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  18. Happy Birthday!!! Alles Gute zum Geburtstag und feier schön :D

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  19. Your birthday is in July? When is it? Did I miss it already?!
    Love grilling and having beers out! So fun! I love sitting there as long as I can just being and not having to worry about anything!
    Have the best time this weekend!
    Hugs xxx

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    1. No, you didn't miss it, it's today. :)
      Yeah, I love it too. It is such a great way to relax and die Seele baumeln lassen!
      Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

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