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Bereit für Die Schule

Bereit für Die Schule

It's time. It has taken me the better part of this year to come to terms with Nathan leaving the nest to begin school part time, but it is time. I will still provide the same nurturing environment that we call home, but the enrichment of learning Deutsch and the...

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Ponyland Ebental

Ponyland Ebental

Nathan loves animals. He doesn't necessarily love to touch animals, so I was really impressed that he actually rode one of the small ponies at our local Ponyland. I was even more impressed that such a place even exists! This place is such a treat. Aside from the pony...

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Fasanerie Wiesbaden

Fasanerie Wiesbaden

The Fasanerie (Pheasantry) is another amazing and absolutely free park here in Wiesbaden. Nate and I love the variety of animals that we can see (and sometimes pet), but we love the nature walk through the Fasanerie even more. Even though it lies in the city and is...

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Sunday Strollin’

Sunday Strollin’

On Sundays, we will often take a stroll around our little German town of Eltville. If we are out early enough, we grab a gourmet coffee and some fresh bread from the bakery, feed the ducks and wonder by the Bahnhof so Nathan can get his train fix. If it's late in day,...

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Fourth of July Weekend

Fourth of July Weekend

Like many people, we were happy that our Independence Day fell on a Friday. That meant a long, three day weekend for our working dad. We were fortunate to spend the afternoon of the fourth, enjoying good food with some good friends here at our home. We enjoyed...

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Brad’s Le Tour de Normandy

Brad’s Le Tour de Normandy

Last weekend, Brad travelled to France to participate in a three day bike ride through Normandy. This wasn't just any bike ride though.  It was the Liberty Ride--400 cyclists from surrounding European countries riding to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the...

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Eltviller Rosentage

Eltviller Rosentage

Every spring, Eltville bursts with hundreds of colorful, fragrant roses that are the focal point of the Eltviller Rosentage (Eltville Rose Day). According to the city of Eltville, there are over 350 varieties grown for display during the festival. Last weekend, we...

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Strawberry Picking

Strawberry Picking

As a lover of fresh strawberries, I have been patiently waiting for the right time to take Nathan to our local pick-your-own strawberry farm. Let's just say that after today's adventure in strawberry "picking", the time is still not right... We arrived at the farm,...

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Mud Stompin’

Mud Stompin’

We have been so blessed this winter. Blessed by an unusual amount of sunshine. Rain is a constant here in Germany. When there is a break in that, it is definitely felt and savored. Yesterday, we had a bright, golden morning, Nate and I wasted no time getting dressed...

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Three Week Sweat-a-thon

Three Week Sweat-a-thon

Do you have 10, 15 or 20+ pounds you've been trying to lose? Have your new year resolutions of getting in shape and getting lean fizzled out? Well, here's your chance to renew them... We are hosting our first weight loss challenge. The rules? Simple. Work hard and...

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What a Day to Be a Mom

What a Day to Be a Mom

Last Friday, I (Deanna) was in tears. Not because I was sad or hurt in any way, but because I had shared a moment with my son that touched me deep in my soul. A moment that will last a lifetime... Like many days we have here in Germany, that day was filled with rain....

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Mainz Christmas Market

Mainz Christmas Market

This year was our first visit to the Mainz Christmas Market. We have visited Mainz various times since moving to Eltville and love the energy that fills the city; it is both historic, yet modern. The Christmas Market proved to be no different. Set in the historic...

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