The Recents: 26 October 2015

I celebrated my birthday this past week.  I am 31 now - 31.  Why does that feel older than 30?  I feel very much like an adult, doing all sorts of adulating all over the place.  There are still some days that I just cannot adult, but those are fewer now that I am into…

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5 hours, 4 cities, 3 criers, 2 cars, and a great road trip

The husband has been at NCOA, a school for non-commissioned officers, for the last two weeks.  Combine that with the other TDYs and hockey tournament, and we have barely seen him.  Since NCOA is only a four hour drive west of us, the girls and I drove to see him this weekend.  I did my…

Weihnachtsmarkt/German Christmas markets

Ah, Christmas....I love this time of year.  The lights, the festivities, the food, the smells, and the joys of experiencing all these things with your family.  Germany, like many countries in Europe, is really big on Christmas.  There are markets, or weihnachtsmarkts, all over the country.  The larger markets commence with the beginning of the…

New country, new things to learn

I have started teaching myself German.  I want to take an actual classroom course, but between kid stuff during the day and Andy's unpredictable schedule, it's hard to find the time.  So I bought myself an audio and book guide.  Everyone stationed here told me that many Germans speak English, so learning the language was…

We’ve been here, we’ve been there…

...at least, that's how I feel.  We took the last few weeks before school begins to relax and spend time together.  Here are a few highlights from the past couple of weeks: - Andy received German and Spanish jump wings when he participated in International Jump Week up in Germany.  Spanish, Italian, German, and American…