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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My Experience Flying Space-A

my experience flying Space-A

  This past summer Ben was deployed and I decided I wanted to spend the summer in sunny California!  I did not want to spend almost $3,000 to fly there from Germany.   My friend T also needed to get to the US so we talked about maybe trying out Space-A together.  We knew it was crazy but we were up for the adventure.  Space-A with children is very difficult but it can be done. We made the decision about 5 months before we were going to leave.  During that time, we went to www.pepperd.com and looked over everything.  We had …

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On the way to Greece…

Here are some pictures from the cruise as we made our way to Greece from Italy.  We stopped in Athens.  I enjoyed some of what we saw there but it let me down overall.  Next time I go to Greece I want to see something else, like the islands.  It also was the only place we had rain so I think that had something to do with it too.

The Best Time for a Military Family to Have a Baby

  When IS the best time for a military family to have a baby? I think this is something that a lot of military wives struggle with.  With all these deployments and not much time at home, how do you plan the perfect time to have a baby?  Is it better they miss the pregnancy but are there for the birth?  What if you plan it perfectly but then deployment orders change?  What if it takes longer than you think to get pregnant? Deciding to have AJ seemed easy.  We had been apart for 4.5 months while DW and I …

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Auf Wiedersehen and Goodbye

We have less than 2 months in Germany! About 8 weeks left!  In some ways, it seems hard to believe.  That we will get on an airplane and our time here will be over. On the other hand, it is a long time coming and I am so ready to live in the US again. I will miss the bakeries, the church bells and the whole experience of living somewhere in Europe however I am really looking forward to a lot of things I have missed. Here is my list: Target Starbucks (They have these in Germany but not anywhere …

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When in Rome…Take lots of Pictures!

  Rome was the first place we went on the cruise (after leaving Barcelona.)  It was amazing!  I am posting my more artistic pictures here at Julie Loves Photography. The first stop was the Arch of Constantine, The Coliseum and the Roman Forum.  I am glad we decided to go in December because coming in the summer would have been crazy with all the crowds.  They gave us headsets too but I ended up turning mine off.  It was too much to try to listen to that, watch the boys and try to take pictures.  We paid 5 euro to …

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Crusing in Europe

Crusing in Europe

We have never taken a cruise before so we have no experience with another cruise line.  We went on the Norwegian Jade and we really did enjoy it.  We spent way more than we first thought we would but it was all worth it in the end.  Plus if we were living in the US we never would have been able to do a cruise in Europe.  I am so glad we decided to do this! It was really hard with the kids even though they did have a wonderful kid program.  Now I feel like we can move back …

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