Our fairytale adventure was fabulous! Then we had the very fortunate situation of staying with my uncle for a week with NO internet connection! It was a fabulous break. My mom's side of the family is still firmly planted in small town Germany. We hung out in the forest, rode bikes everyday on the miles and miles of paved bike trails, met a new round of 2nd cousins, went to farms, enjoyed being there at the peak of white asparagus season and ate the best potatoes we've ever tasted. There will be pictures to follow but I'm just in LA for a day (extraordinarily depressing after the green of Germany!) to do a bit of laundry and then am off to NYC for the Book Expo. I'll be hanging out at the Mom's Choice Award booth most days for those going. I'd love to meet and chat!