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My Mother

My Mother

It’s hard not to talk about my mother without getting a little emotional. But today, I want to talk about her. Today, November 15, is her birthday. Her 49th, to be exact. If you’ve never met my mother, maybe these vignettes will help to give […]

Austria Round Two

Austria Round Two

For Randy’s birthday this year, we planned a short weekend trip to Austria! I’ve been wanting to go back since June, so I’m glad we finally had the chance. The PERFECT weather was the cherry on top of the sundae. One thing I will say […]

Climbing Fuji

Climbing Fuji

I am in the business of climbing mountains. Mostly, I blame my Japanese grandfather, who, at the ripe old age of 82 years old, still goes on regular multi-day treks to climb mountains. I grew up to him recounting story after story of his adventures […]

Going Nude in Mallorca

Going Nude in Mallorca

A Four-Day Itinerary [with some humorous personal anecdotes] Earlier this week, we came back from an 11 day vacation. One of the many places we visited was Mallorca, Spain! Mallorca is one of the three Balearic Islands off the eastern coast of Spain (close to […]

It was 39°F this morning

It was 39°F this morning

Autumn is officially upon us here in Germany! We got home from our travels yesterday afternoon, and the house was freezing! I immediately turned on all the heaters downstairs. As bummed as I am that summer is pretty much over, I’m super excited for everything […]

Birthday Weekend in Malta

Birthday Weekend in Malta

This past month, I turned T-W-E-N-T-Y–F-O-U-R!!!!! WHAT THE HECK?! When did I become an actual real life adult? I literally have no excuses anymore. I can’t even say that I’m a college student. Crap.. I know that 24 is still relatively very young, but I […]

Hello August (and Crossfit)

Hello August (and Crossfit)

August has successfully snuck up on me! (Along with May, June, and July). As Germany’s short summer nears its end, I’ve started to appreciate the warm weather even more, dreading the cold winter months to follow. I’ve realized that lately, all I’ve been writing about […]

The Search for Clooney

The Search for Clooney

I was never a HUGE George Clooney fan.. Maybe its because I can’t recall too many of his movies. Maybe he’s a bit too old for me lol (I guessed that he was in his 60’s, but he’s only 56…maybe there’s a chance there. He’s […]

Asia Dragon Bazar

Asia Dragon Bazar

I follow a travel page on Facebook for military families in Europe, where I’ve learned so much about the best places to go near where we live. For those of you who have never heard of Weiden or Amberg (understandably, because they are pretty small […]

It’s Already July?!

It’s Already July?!

Time has been flying by pretty fast lately. The days and weeks are blending together and I woke up this past Saturday morning to realize that it was already July?! Where did the time go? Has it been three WHOLE months since I’ve moved to […]