The Recents: 7 June 2016

I have been dreaming about work.  And Key Spouse stuff.  And all my pregnant friends.  Nothing too scary or traumatic, but I feel like if you are dreaming about your job or other worrisome things, then you need a break!  I love my job and my volunteer work.  Perhaps because all of it will be…

Day trip: Flossenbürg

We love a good day trip.  We recently took a very scenic drive to Flossenbürg, about an hour from our house.  I was taking the girls there because there is an old castle there.  However, there is more to this small town than an ancient castle on the hill. The castle was amazing though.  The…

5 hours, 4 cities, 3 criers, 2 cars, and a great road trip

The husband has been at NCOA, a school for non-commissioned officers, for the last two weeks.  Combine that with the other TDYs and hockey tournament, and we have barely seen him.  Since NCOA is only a four hour drive west of us, the girls and I drove to see him this weekend.  I did my…

Day trip: Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Our first day trip by ourselves!  The girls had a day off of school, and since Andy is enjoying Scotland (I mean, working), I decided to take the girls on a little day trip.  We drove to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, about 2 hours away from our house.  Actually, I made it in 1.5 hours…

Weihnachtsmarkt/German Christmas markets

Ah, Christmas….I love this time of year.  The lights, the festivities, the food, the smells, and the joys of experiencing all these things with your family.  Germany, like many countries in Europe, is really big on Christmas.  There are markets, or weihnachtsmarkts, all over the country.  The larger markets commence with the beginning of the…

Nuremberg, hospitals, and a few birthdays in between

It’s been a whirlwind couple of months.  I always say that, but it is actually true.  We are settled into our new home here, and I will keep saying it:  I really like it here.  I am making friends, the girls are loving school and their friends, Andy is PLENTY busy with work, and the…

New country, new things to learn

I have started teaching myself German.  I want to take an actual classroom course, but between kid stuff during the day and Andy’s unpredictable schedule, it’s hard to find the time.  So I bought myself an audio and book guide.  Everyone stationed here told me that many Germans speak English, so learning the language was…

Hello love

Is the title confusing?  I blame it on “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” since I am watching it right now again for the millionth time.  Do you have any books/movies/music that you can watch or listen to over and over, yet they never seem to get old or lose interest to you?  I have so many of…

We’ve been here, we’ve been there…

…at least, that’s how I feel.  We took the last few weeks before school begins to relax and spend time together.  Here are a few highlights from the past couple of weeks: – Andy received German and Spanish jump wings when he participated in International Jump Week up in Germany.  Spanish, Italian, German, and American…