Category Archives: family

Family Comes to Stuttgart!

It’s not cheap to travel overseas. It’s definitely not easy or relaxing, especially with a two-year-old. And yet, that’s just what our family did! Matt’s mom, Matt’s brother and his wife, Erin, and their son Lincoln, and Erin’s mom flew … Continue reading

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Hayden ~ Class of 2019!

The last blog post I wrote was about my baby boy turning 18. How in the world did that happen so fast! I wonder if this ever happens to anyone else… time goes by and everything seems normal. Then I … Continue reading

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Hayden’s 18! (short version)

Hayden was welcomed into the world by these three amazing grandparents and one waiting for him in eternity.   It just so happens that Hayden enters adulthood with Grammy here in Germany with him. Nana and Papa have a trip … Continue reading

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Open-air elevator, Stuttgart {Paternoster}

I’m not going to go into detail about the history and definition of this super-cool elevator, but you can go to this website to get more details. As guests of Stuttgart it is our duty to go to the Rathaus … Continue reading

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Swiss Army Knife Museum ~ Victorinox

Switzerland has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. I had a hard time paring down the photos to share. There aren’t a ton of words for this trip other than fast, wonderful, and pleasant. It was … Continue reading

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Easter Preparations: 2019

I’ve never been one to do a lot to prepare for Easter but this year, Bailey and I are reading a book that has given me a view of Jesus that I haven’t seen before. Being raised in a Christian home … Continue reading

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Bailey is 15!

Bailey turned fifteen a few weeks ago (March 18) but we celebrated his birthday on the 31st (one family was out of town on his actual birthday weekend, we were out of town the next). He wanted to just hang … Continue reading

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Motherhood Musing: Parker 2 years 4 months

I want to remember all the things. I don’t know if this series will be called Motherhood Musings indefinitely or if I’ll come up with something less wordy, but for now, this is what I’m doing. I’m musing over my years … Continue reading

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Parker is 9!

Our fourth son is nine years old today! We have treasured every single one of his days and are so thankful he is in our family. Parker has the blessing and the challenge of being raised with three teenage brothers. … Continue reading

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Build-a-Buddy

If you can’t handle cuteness, you should definitely not read this post. I just returned to reality to the tune of Team Umizoomi (if you’re blessing my heart, thanks! I need it) after a trip down memory lane. We started … Continue reading

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