Woher kommen Sie?
Wo wohnst du?
If you can't tell, we have entered the land of German language learning. These were a few of the questions we had to answer last week during our first class. Not sure what the question is? We weren't sure either last week. Fortunately the teacher has slowed down a little and thrown in a few English words to help. Needless to say, this is a new challenge. We (Billy and Ada) have German class after school on Monday and Tuesday each week for the next 10-13 weeks depending on how fast we learn. Mitchell and Lydia are taking German classes in school and Mitchell also has German tutoring to help accelerate his learning. This is part of the requirements for our visas.
Yummy sweets that came in the mail!
We are settling into a routine now that school is underway. Our days are full of lesson plans, teaching, meetings, preparing tests, and grading with helping Lydia and Mitchell with their homework. We still have lots to learn, but are grateful for the Lord's equipping each day.
Ada's learning to bake in Vienna.
Things are not always as they might seem. She bought these thinking they were blueberries to make cobbler only to find they are tiny grapes with seeds :) Thankfully the corner grocery store had frozen blueberries and she was able to make the cobbler.
Lydia and a friend heading to a birthday party. No car so we carry everything on the Ubahn.
We continue to be amazed at the city we live in! Vienna is beautiful! We are trying little be little to get to know our city. Everywhere we go there is something new to see.
Just outside the building where our church meets.
Near the museum quarter.
Just outside the Hofburg Palace.
We came upon a "sports exhibit" on Saturday! It was funny to see the blow-up football player with the historic building in the background. It was advertising the Austrian Team for the International American Football League (not sure that is exactly what it is called, but you get the picture). We do miss football at our house this fall. We have listened to some games, but most start after midnight our time so we are often asleep. Oh well, we just wake up and check Facebook and easily get caught up on the games! :) LOL
Well I hope this catches you up a bit on The Wiisanens in Vienna! Thank you for your love and support!!
Love and blessings,
Ada (aka "Miss" Clair)