The Country That Stole My Heart

"It's a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what's changed is you." - F. Scott Fitzgerald Oh where to begin?! A piece of my heart is, & always will be, in Greece. I was so sad to see the fires going through… Continue reading The Country That Stole My Heart


Antwerp, Belgium ­čçž­čç¬

"Travel expands the mind and fills the gap." - Sheda Savage Over Easter weekend we decided to head to Antwerp, Belgium. Justin had gotten his EU license and wanted to buy some equipment from Rogue Fitness, who has their European headquarters in Antwerp, he debated on paying for shipping, but I had absolutely no problem… Continue reading Antwerp, Belgium ­čçž­čç¬


New Years in London

"Dear Past, thanks for all the lessons. Dear Future, I'm ready!" So I'm a wee bit behind uploading and writing about our adventures. Stella started part day pre school and I didn't realize how tiring it would be to run around doing errands with Nora while she's there, then getting home and *trying* to clean.… Continue reading New Years in London


Searching Through the Ruins! German Castle Ruins

"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy." - Anne Frank It will never cease to amaze the history around us here! Being from the Midwest, we had history and beautiful sites to see, but most were never preserved. I'm sure at one point it was destroyed on purpose, so it… Continue reading Searching Through the Ruins! German Castle Ruins


Fairy Tale Castles 

"Even on the worst days, there's a possibility for joy." - Kate Beckett  A couple weekends ago we traveled to Garmisch and, on our way home, visited Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau.  Neuschwanstein is the castle that, it's said, Walt Disney saw and based the Disney Castle off of. King Ludwig II is so interesting.  He is… Continue reading Fairy Tale Castles┬á


The Little Details – Eremitage┬á

"If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently." - Calvin, from the Calvin and Hobbes comics A couple weekends ago we wanted to do a little day trip, so we drove to Bayreuth to see the Hermitage Old Place, Hermitage Court Garden (an 18th Century… Continue reading The Little Details – Eremitage┬á


Quick and Yummy Overnight Y’Oats

Good food, good mood! Sometimes I feel like dealing with Daylight Savings time and little humans is worse than a full moon as a nurse. In Germany, we "fell back" last weekend (a week earlier than our family and friends in the US). The spawns seem to think this is a reason to wreck havoc… Continue reading Quick and Yummy Overnight Y’Oats