The Uncles arrived at the Hoff house earlier this week and kicked off our "Hoff Month of guests festival".
It's only appropriate to name our next few weeks of fun a festival since there seems to be some sort of festival currently taking place everyday here in Deutschland. It will also have many of the same qualities of a festival; loud laughter, good food (maybe not on a stick), late nights, tired feet, and happy children.
Because our friends and family have been able to visit us so frequently, it has made our transition to Germany not only fun, but warm. Each of our family members and friends have brought love and helped make new memories with us in our German house and with their help, our house here in Germany has slowly turned into our "home".
I am sure there will not be much writing going on the next four weeks (since I will be quickly changing sheets and cleaning the toilets as we hug one goodbye and the other hello) but I will post pictures of all the memories and sites that will be filling our days.
Blühenden Barock-"Palace Gardens" Schloss Ludwigsburg.
I discovered that every year, the pumpkin festival features a different theme. This year’s 12th annual pumpkin festival transformed castle’s garden a dinosaur playground, which are all made out of ...you guessed it-pumpkins.
According to the castle’s Blühende Barock website, Ludwigsburg’s festival is the world’s largest pumpkin festival. More than 400,000 pumpkins and over 450 different varieties from all over the world, ranging from edible to decorative, will be displayed throughout the event. (after the garden tour, the uncles took the tour of the Palace while I took a tour of my German homework)
|German homework over soup while the Uncles toured the castle|