Christmas in Bavaria

Christmas is Coming!!! Here we go again! Another Christmas season in Bavaria. This will mark my 4th and last Christmas season in Germany. In 2007 we did spend Christmas in California but we were here for some of December. This year I plan to enjoy some Christmas markets: And hopefully have a White Christmas: I have never had a white Christmas. Even though it snowed like crazy last year, we had no snow for Christmas. Maybe just maybe this is the year 🙂 My ideal Christmas Eve is to put my boys to bed & then watch the snow fall …

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It’s really over!

military homecoming

So for the past 24 hours or so I have to remind myself that the deployment is really over.  He isn’t going to have to hop back on a plane in 2 weeks.  He is done.  And maybe if we are lucky we will get more than a year home with him this time.  It is a hard transition to go from single mom/waiting wife to a co-parent/there wife.  But we have made it before and will make it again…:)

He is Home!!!

Well after 11 months and 5 days my soldier is home from his 2nd deployment! Wow what a day it has been. I am so glad it is over so glad. The boys are so happy! My 5-year-old was super excited and went right to him. My 2-year-old was very very confused at first but by bedtime he was into daddy again.

German Shopping

German Shopping

For some reason when I first moved to Germany I was a little freaked out about shopping out in the German Economy. But now I do it all the time. I love H&M,  C&A,  NKD and Aldi’s. I love the German bakery and the lady at the Children’s thrift shop knows me 🙂 It can be a great experience to go to the German shops. I am so glad I have taken advantage of them the last few years 🙂 Where do YOU like to shop if you live overseas?

Another Military Homecoming

military homecoming

As I am getting ready for Homecoming 2009 I can’t help but think back to Homecoming 2007.  It was a 15-month deployment and it was 11 months between R&R; and Homecoming.  This time seems so different since I just saw him in August.  The whole Homecoming thing is really cool…once you get that phone call of where you need to be. All the waiting until the Military homecoming just plain old sucks.  But it is worth it. You get to the gym (or wherever you are supposed to be) and you wait.  You wait.  And you wait some more. And …

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On Loving to Travel and the Places I Have Been

On Loving to Travel and the Places I Have Been

On Loving to Travel and the Places I Have Been I love to travel.  I think it is in my blood.  My mom and dad both loved to travel and did a lot of it before they met and then in the early years of their marriage.  I am not sure what happened but growing up we only ever went to AZ (to see my Grandparents) or Northern California.  I am not sure why that was.  Maybe they just didn’t want to travel much with kids?  When I was 10 we went with my mom to NM for a family …

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