My secret to keeping a youthful appearance? Having a young makeup artist. His application techniques are unorthodox, and he takes a lot of bold risks with color and shading, but I always feel so glam when he’s around.
These kiddos woke up super early to see me off on yet another work trip. “Please don’t drive your Dad crazy,” I told them.
And they were like, “Who, us?”
Good luck, Martin. And thank you ahead of time, Amanda. I’ll be home again soon.
Research indicates there is growing negative sentiment in Germany against Americans, mostly on the political side, but nevertheless, my family (to include those in the States) continues to take our role as ambassadors VERY seriously.
This is the box my father in Ohio sent to my brother-in-law in Bavaria.Continue reading
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.