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Day Trip to Koln

Day Trip to Koln

On my birthday this year, Brad and I took a day trip to Koln (also known as Cologne). We headed out mid-morning and made the hour and half drive up from the Wiesbaden area. The day was dreary, but at least we were able to get in a few hours of sight seeing before the...
Wiesbaden Wine Festival

Wiesbaden Wine Festival

Last week, Brad treated me to the Wiesbaden Wine Festival (held August 12-21) in downtown Wiesbaden. We attended the festival for a short while after my doctor’s appointment. I, of course, did not indulge in any wine tasting since I am with child.┬áBrad and I did...
Kinder Egg

Kinder Egg

Brad and I recently stumbled across a fun little local treat for kinders (children). Here in Germany they are know as “Kinder Eggs” or “Kinder Surprise”. The confection is a chocolate egg with a small toy offered in the center of it. I am told...
A Snail’s Pace

A Snail’s Pace

This morning I was walking to the car in the drizzling rain that has fallen off and on for several days now. I was on my way to a women’s Bible study that I had been looking forward to attending until I realized I had over-slept by a tad. Although it was early,...
Courageous-From the Makers of FIREPROOF

Courageous-From the Makers of FIREPROOF

I recently discovered that the makers of FIREPROOF are releasing a new Christian movie. This gets me REALLY excited!!! Not just because I thoroughly enjoyed the movie FireProof (and the others created by Sherwood Pictures), but because this is an opportunity to reach...
Left Behind-How Many in the Series?

Left Behind-How Many in the Series?

As I was unpacking our book collection a couple of months ago, I came across five books from the Left Behind series by Dr. Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. We purchased the books years ago when the series was first introduced. For whatever reason, I have never...
Baby Movement!

Baby Movement!

This past week I officially became 20 weeks pregnant. That brings me to about the halfway point in my pregnancy. To mark the occasion, our little one decided he/she would start to make his/herself known to me. As you can imagine, it was very exciting (once I figured...
The Hills Are Alive… With the Sound of Horses

The Hills Are Alive… With the Sound of Horses

Earlier this week, Brad and I took our boys for a long walk on the trails right here by our house. We have been patiently waiting for spring to take hold of this German countryside. As you can see from the pictures, spring is definitely here and boy is it gorgeous....
We’re Expecting!

We’re Expecting!

Yep, after almost 12 years of marriage, Brad and I are expecting a new little Schweitzer to arrive later this year. Some of you may have thought the day would never come. We have intentionally waited to have kids until we were completely comfortable to take on such an...
Ich liebe das Internet

Ich liebe das Internet

It has been a loooong while since I have posted thanks to the lack of Internet services here in Germany. I honestly do not know how the country functions when there seems to be no sense of urgency on the part of the companies that offer such a service. We are...
Brunch in Downtown Wiesbaden

Brunch in Downtown Wiesbaden

This morning we woke up and hit the pavement. We walked downtown to have brunch with some people from Brad’s work and their spouses. The food was good and the company was even better. Brad and I both had an entree that included: 2 fried eggs, a few strips of...
Auf Wiedersehen American Arms Hotel!

Auf Wiedersehen American Arms Hotel!

We are so thrilled that the new Army Lodge was made available so shortly after our arrival to the area. The official opening of the Wiesbaden Lodge has been long-awaited by many. The project, like many overseen by the government : ), has endured its share of glitches....
The American Arms Hotel in Wiesbaden, Germany

The American Arms Hotel in Wiesbaden, Germany

Now that we are in Wiesbaden, our temporary lodging will be at the American Arms Hotel. Ask most American’s who have stayed there and they will give you a laundry list of reasons why it should be bulldozed. The Arms was built in the 1950’s and was, at the...
Deutschland, Here We Come!

Deutschland, Here We Come!

Although our flight left Boston about 30 minutes late, we made our 5:30 a.m. arrival thanks to some super piloting and a tailwind. Brad and I must have still been running on adrenaline, for we were off the plane quickly and anxious to find our boys. It took a good 15...
Hangin’ at the Hotel

Hangin’ at the Hotel

Well, here we are! Hangin’ in Concord, MA as we await our big move to Germany. It has been an interesting week as we have worked to tie up lose ends. Overall though, we are feeling pretty relaxed and grateful that all things moving-related continue to come...
Life is a Highway…Part 3

Life is a Highway…Part 3

The road to Raleigh seemed like it would never end. The 1, 000+ miles from Kansas to Raleigh had us yearning for a place to park for a few days (rest areas were not an option). Although happy to have missed the brutal snowstorm that pounded the south just days before...
Life is a Highway…Part 2

Life is a Highway…Part 2

After a few hours at Niagara Falls, we headed south. Our next destination would be Olathe, Kansas. Due to the high mileage between NY and KS, we did stop for the night once we entered Indiana. The drive down was pretty uneventful. I shared some of the driving duty...
Life is a Highway…Part 1

Life is a Highway…Part 1

With the mover’s job complete and the car packed, we said good-bye to our Nashua address and hello to life on the road… We were hoping to begin our trip earlier than 10:30 p.m., but we were at the mercy of our movers (you can read all about that story in...
Moving Day!

Moving Day!

One would think that packing up a one bedroom apartment would take three movers a few hours to complete, but not in our case. Our 4-5 hour job ended up taking 10 1/2 hours! It was quite the long day. Brad and I were up early that day to finish organizing things for...
We’re Moving to Germany!

We’re Moving to Germany!

Wow, it has been a loooooong time since we have posted on here! There is so much to catch up on-special occasions, accomplishments, travel adventures, and oh yeah, we’re moving to Germany! The move is job-related and will be for at least five years. We are very...
Black Fly & New Hampshire State Perfume

Black Fly & New Hampshire State Perfume

Today was a very SHORT walk with the dogs. I went for a nice run yesterday that only had a minor flip/fall. Yes I completely wiped out yesterday — must have watched too much wipeout on TV and tried to act it out. The good thing yesterday was the lack of bugs...