A Day in Egypt to see the Pyramids

Egypt was the next port on our cruise.  We spent 2 days there.  The 1st day all 4 of us went out to Cairo to see the Pyramids, Sphinx and a few tombs.  Wow, what an experience!  It was all amazing!  The vendors wanted to sell you everything and would not take no for an answer.  That part was hard.  I also got “car” sickness on the bus on the way back to the boat.  That was not fun at all either.  But overall it was such a great experience. The 2nd day Ben stayed on the boat with the …

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Shopping in Germany, Tchibo Stores

Being over in Germany I miss a lot of my favorite stores.  But that doesn’t mean I haven’t found a few stores here in Germany that I love to go too.  One of my favorite shops that I know I am really going to miss is Tchibo.  And no they are not paying me or giving me anything free (I wish.) My mom actually discovered Tchibo first when she bought a super cool sweater for one of my boys while she was visiting in Dec 2006.  This shop has a little bit of everything from clothing to furniture to decor.   …

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A Trip to Ancient Ephesus

Ben got home from his deployment in November. During the post-deployment block leave, we went on a Mediterranean Cruise.  I have been slowly blogging about all the ports 🙂 The next stop on our cruise was Turkey! I loved it!  I think visiting the ruins in Ephesus was one of my most favorite parts of the cruise. I had never been to a place that you could call “Biblical” before and it was just amazing! Ephesus is one of the 7 churches mentioned in the book of Revelation.  Paul also lived in Ephesus.  I just tried to imagine all that …

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How To Use Flickr

If you haven’t ever heard of Flickr…here is the site.  www.flickr.com.  It is a photo sharing community.  There are a lot of people over there and a lot of different uses for Flickr.  Some people just use it to store photos they want to share online.  Others use it just for friends and family.  Some professional photographers use it to show their work.  So why do I use it?  I use it to share my work & meet other photographers. So basically, this is what I do.  This afternoon I uploaded this photo… Now I need to fill in information …

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Grandma in her Army Wife Days

    1943??? This is my Grandma Ruth.  She was an Army wife too although for a shorter time.  But it wasn’t easy.  My grandparents got married and about 6 weeks later he went off to fight in World War 2. He didn’t get to come home for 3 years.  No R&R, no email, no Yahoo.  I just can’t even imagine what that would have been like.  On the back of this photo, there is a stamp that says “Passed by the Army Examiner”  So I can only guess she mailed him this photo while he was gone. When I …

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Things to do in Germany with Kids : Playmobil Park

Playmobil Park

I grew up playing with Playmobil and I love the stuff.  We have been collecting it the whole time we have been married.  Now both of my boys LOVE it.  It is everywhere in Germany and they even have a Theme park.  We took the boys there for my son’s 4th birthday. There are so many fun things for the kids to do.  It’s great!  Lots of water play and climbing fun.  They also have this huge inside area where they have almost every set they ever made for the kids to play with.  It is all set up by …

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Faith Deployed: Review & Giveaway

I love this book!  I know I have mentioned the book before but the author, Jocelyn Green recently asked me to write a review. I will also be hosting a giveaway of this book! The book is made up of little devotionals for those going through a deployment. Right after my husband deployed last year I saw this book at our PX.  I just had to have it.  As a Christian and a military spouse, I knew this book was written for someone in my situation. The book itself is divided into sections.  This is great so that if something …

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Space-A Adventure Part 2

We arrived in Ramstein on May 20th.  We were happy to see that they did have things for the kids to do…   We found out right away about cancelled flights.  Every single flight we were going to try that night was cancelled.  The next flight was not until about 9 or 10 am the next morning.  The terminal was also not open 24 hours like we thought.  After calling around a bit, we were able to get a 4-bedroom apartment at the hotel on base. The central registration told me all of the hotels at all the bases in …

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