This photo was taken the day we said “auf weidersehen” to my mother a few weeks before we moved to Germany in late 2014. Despite constant check-ins via Skype, Facebook, and messages over the years, I know she’s going to have a heart attack when she sees how big the kids have grown since that day.
And of course, Junior’s ready to meet his Nona! See you soon!
My cousin Holli and I abandoned our husbands took our kids (and Wynter!) down into Bavaria to get up close and personal with hundreds of cows this morning.
About 1,000 cows were escorted off the mountains and led thru the village of Immenstadt to their farms. The tradition goes back centuries all throughout Bavaria. It takes place every September/early October. Continue reading
Martin was taking our group photo yesterday with our SLR when a Roman soldier appeared out of nowhere and wrapped his arms around us for an epic photobomb.
We are EXHAUSTED this evening!!! We took our first family vacation with my cousin and her family since they moved to Germany last week!
We don’t waste time. Continue reading
Funny story from our weekend adventure: the wooden seesaw on the playground behind our tent snapped in half. Within minutes, a tall, strapping young man in lederhosen showed up with a chainsaw and began hauling it away.
This is what I like to see: a smiling, sweaty, somewhat dirty, sun-kissed kid having the time of his life. He went swimming, hiking, playing, and exploring a salt mine today. This mountain air is so good for him.
I think they like each other. Continue reading
Martin forgot his sunglasses, but I found one of the girl’s glasses in my door. Not a perfect fit, but they go with MY outfit, so it works. Also, they just played Falco on the radio. Roadtrip success. Continue reading
After two exhausting weeks of 12-hour shifts *every* day, I took the family last night and fled to the mountains. This is the view from our bedroom. The sweet older lady who prepared our beds said she was surprised when all six of us and Patches der Hund climbed out of our car. She offered to bring us fresh eggs and homemade bread, too. Continue reading
We woke up in the United Kingdom to the surprise news that the Russians hacked into Mariah Carey’s Times Square performance.
(We kid. We kid.)
We hope, though, that everyone had a better evening than she did. Continue reading