Monthly Archives: May 2012

Nana and Papa go back home…

Just before we had to say goodbye, we took pictures of each of the boys with their grandparents.  It’s never easy to say goodbye, but this time we knew that the next time we were going to see them was … Continue reading

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The mountains never get old…

I love the mountains.  I’ve always loved the mountains.  And every time I drive to Garmisch I say I’m going to stop and take pictures.  On our way home, just after seeing the Zugspitze, I finally pulled over and did so. This particular spot … Continue reading

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13 years!

What a fun thirteen years this has been!  From Willow Creek Lane in the cutest little town in North Carolina to Wiesbaden, Germany, we have had quite the adventure. If you had told me on my wedding day what was … Continue reading

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Top of the world… I mean… Germany.

Getting to see the Zugspitze was a treat the Hamricks had not counted on.  We’ve been to Garmisch many times and had never felt compelled to fork over the Euro required to ride a cable car to the top of … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

I know I can’t do our fallen heroes justice, so let’s start with that understanding.  I cannot say anything that comes close to showing my appreciation for their sacrifice.  No amount of words can let the families left behind know … Continue reading

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Dachau on Mother’s Day

Dachau is not the most obvious Mother’s Day destination but I am very satisfied that we were able to see this memorial as an additional field trip following months spent studying the events surrounding WWII.  We have now seen the … Continue reading

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Dandelion love.

Parker has found a new favorite pastime.  The night of our campfire, when we built a real fire in what we now suspect was a decorative chiminea, Parker found several dandelions, ripped the seeds off, and proudly presented the bald … Continue reading

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Last Day of School!

Finally!  We try to end our school year by May 4th, Hayden’s birthday, but with four weeks of vacation that started on April 25th, we are a bit later than usual. Regardless, today is IT!  The last day of our sixth year … Continue reading

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Nana and Papa go on a Marriage Retreat

Remember that big surprise I had a few weeks ago?  The one that I ruined by spilling the beans on the way home from picking my parents up at the airport?  Well, THIS is what it was all about! Every … Continue reading

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Papa’s favorite place in Germany.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber has captured my dad’s heart from the first night we spent there  when Parker was exactly one week old.  He made a return visit on his second trip last fall and this year he and Mom got … Continue reading

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