Category Archives: friends

Happy New Year ~ 2019

We said farewell to 2018 (happily, I might add) with friends. The first half of the night we spent with two families (fourteen kids represented). At this party we ate lots of delicious foods, drank yummy cider, and then shot … Continue reading

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Other Christmas Fun ~ 2018

I shared a few days ago about the Christmas Markets that we enjoyed but we also did a few other really fun things. Tree-Up Day  – Hayden had to work but he was there later on to put decorations on the tree. … Continue reading

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Fall, 2018

Happy Fall! We are finally feeling at home and settled in. We have friends, a great ChapelNext Stuttgart Community, school is in full swing, and no one is injured or sick at the  moment. I was really looking forward to … Continue reading

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Summer 2018

This post is all over the place: from school to creeks to pools to commissary shopping with a toddler. It features our summer, up to this point. Teacher workdays: As soon as our guests left I got to work on … Continue reading

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Independence Day, 2018

We’ve never had a real tradition for the Fourth… we just sort of see what comes up and do that. In Texas we celebrated Independence day in five different places: in our temporary apartment in 2013, just weeks away from … Continue reading

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First Guests to Stuttgart… Pt. 4

Farewell for now… Stephanie and Hannah checked off and signed our Travel check list… Airport drop-off-farewells are the worst. Anna was already crying… On the way to the airport I pointed out the neat fields you see all over Germany. … Continue reading

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First Guests to Stuttgart… Pt. 3

After Paris we came home and rested for a few days. Some of the activities and pictures featured in Part 1 were from the down-days between Paris and our trip to Garmisch. Our bigs have very fond memories of Garmisch … Continue reading

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First guests to Stuttgart… Pt. 2

When we have loved ones come visit, I am oddly excited to show them the every-day things: the commissary, our fields, Anna’s preschool. On the first day Stephanie and I went on a four mile walk through the forest and … Continue reading

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First Guests to Stuttgart… Pt. 1

As I’ve mentioned, I had a somewhat emotional reaction to this PCS. I am thrilled to be where I am, I love Germany and the experiences living here affords us, and I love the weather. I love rain, cloudy days, and cool … Continue reading

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For the love of a dog…

Anna loves dogs. All dogs. If you know me at all, you know that this is not a characteristic she picked up from me. No one else in our household really likes animals and for that, we know we are in the … Continue reading

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