Home with my beanie and my babies! I’ve been gone for a week on a work trip, and apparently, my little ones missed me.Continue reading
I was on my way home when I saw this teenager walking to the bus stop in our village. She was about to take an hour-long bus ride to meet her friends at the American high school for a basketball game, but I offered to drive her instead.Continue reading
It was yet another Merry Christmas at our house this year. Last year, we were still living out of boxes and suitcases, and it was a minor miracle that we even got a tree and decorated. After a year of making this space our home, the holiday felt extra sweet.Continue reading
Our tradition continues! All four kiddos snuggled together for a Christmas Eve reading of The Polar Express.Continue reading
I got my family. I got my glühwein. And I got money to spend at the Stuttgart Christmas market. Merry Christmas!!!!Continue reading
Thank goodness for Amazon Prime next-day delivery, and collapsible tables and benches. And cousins who live a few hours away, who will bring a variety of Thanksgiving decorations on short notice. And German, American, and Syrian friends who feel like family.
And carbs and wine and Cincinnati chili dip. And pie.
And for an American holiday that embraces food, friendship, and FUN. Thank goodness for that.Continue reading
Today’s workout in the home gym included an hour on the cardio machine. I prefer running outside, but RuPaul’s DragRace Season 10 on Netflix made it so much fun! Also, shout-out to my crime-fighting badass sister Jill for the Kentucky Women’s Law Enforcement Network t-shirt.
2:21 a.m. – This would be a lot more fun if we had some Helium, but all she‘s got are two lightheaded parents with great lung capacity determined to fill her bedroom before she wakes up.
2:43 a.m. – Exactly 10 years ago, I was wide awake and restless, too excited to sleep, knowing my baby girl was just hours away from being born. Now, I‘m too restless and excited (and still jet-lagged, TBH) to sleep, knowing tomorrow is going to be full of her most favorite things. She knows, but she doesn’t, and it‘s going to be awesome.
We headed north again this morning, driving along the Ohio River on the Kentucky side. Seven locations in less than two weeks, and we’re still not done.Continue reading
You guys?! I found a CD stand of relaxation music in Walmart today!!! I am sad to report, though, that it was broken, and could not play any “Beethoven by the Beach” or flute lullabies.
Also, the “Let’s Get It On” compilation CD was completely sold out.Continue reading