Cheddar Pretzels and Rainbows

He doesn’t remember the cheddar pretzels. We always had a bag of them in the pantry when we lived in the States. The kids snacked on them all the time. But they don’t sell them over here. And it is stupid expensive to order them online.

So, we’ve gone without for 2.5 years. Continue reading

3,650 Weeks

When you are 3,650 weeks pregnant, and it’s nearly 90-degrees Fahrenheit, and your adopted country doesn’t *do* air conditioning, you sit under the ceiling fans on full-blast and guilt-trip your minions to bring you fresh smoothies all day.


April, April

We woke up to a winter wonderland at the end of April. 

I intended on packing away the snow gear this past weekend, but didn’t get around to it. Good thing! As the saying goes, “April, April, der macht was er will.”

Parenting & the Storm

Screenshot of this evening’s storm.


Forget group hugs and inspirational video memes: I feel so connected to humanity when I hear my German neighbors yell at their kids in public. It’s so universal.


There’s a CRAZY storm outside. I was being nonchalant about it until I went upstairs to close the windows. It looked like Catatumbo outside!

We’re all sleeping in the basement now.

Storm Photo

I was in my building all day last Tuesday, and didn’t realize a huge storm rolled over us. So I was a little stunned by how dark, eerie, and quiet, and drenched everything was outside when I left my office. This is the photo I took that day. That storm cloud over the Capitol was constantly lighting up, too. Very cool.


This was stretching across our neighborhood after the storm just now.

You can *almost* see the double rainbow happening just above it, too.