Everything is Going Wrong, Part 1: House Hunting

Ok…maybe not everything. But in the spirit of keeping it real, I thought I’d share some of the latest musings as we close out our second month in Germany. Now that all the newness and wonder has worn off, the frustrating bits have become more pronounced and noticeable. Someone pour me a stiff drink! It’s […]

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Phoebe’s Journey To Germany

Bringing a big dog like Phoebe out to Germany is no easy feat, and it’s not cheap, either! I figured it’d be worth describing what it took to bring our German Shepherd puppy back to her “homeland” for those who are curious. A little about Phoebe… We adopted Phoebe at the end of March 2020, […]

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The Mundane and Noteworthy

This past week, I’ve been paying attention to Logan and Brady and their observations about our experience in Germany so far. It’s the boys’ first time out of the U.S., so it’s a treat to see life through their fresh eyes. Here are a few of the things they’ve remarked about: Sugar cubes. “I always […]

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The Hardest Decision

This is a difficult post to write. I’ve gone back and forth about whether or not to share these details, because it’s going to rip my heart wide open in public. Our dog Phoebe made the trip to Germany, but our cat Baby did not. Behind all the joy of having Phoebe make it safely […]

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First Impressions From Our First Three Days

It’s Friday morning, and I’m waking up refreshed and motivated to get some stuff done! My congestion is slowly easing up and I’m no longer under the grip of the cold meds, which just made me feel foggy all day long. Time to shake it off! While the last few days have seemed a bit […]

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We Made It!

Well, we’re here! The trip was remarkably smooth, with just a few comical bumps. We stayed up as long as we could yesterday and now we’re only slightly jetlagged after a solid night of sleep. Here are a few of our memorable moments. Enjoy! The “Super Shuttle”… Since Ralph had already dropped off the car […]

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Lists Upon Lists

Ralph and I both suffer from an affliction called “CRS” – can’t remember stuff. (Yes, it’s contagious and I caught it from him). A few years back, we started using AnyList to keep a shared grocery list for the family. It’s awesome because we all have the app and before shopping trips we each add […]

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