They’re here!

20 Nov

Well they made it, safe and sound! An hour late due to crummy Atlanta weather before takeoff, but Mom, Dad, Grandma and Ellie Mae (the chihuahua) made it and are settling in nicely. Jet lag is a b…Well, you know how it goes. Hopefully they’ll rest for a few days and feel better than ever by Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to back up a little bit and share some of our pictures from the last week or so…We are still LOVING our Saturdays spent walking the city- farmers markets, flower markets, flea markets…This past week was really chilly, but still just lovely.




Early Christmas browsing at the toy store! And we ran into a My Little Pony roaming around!

Then on Sunday, we visited the Ritter Sport Chocolate Factory in the small town of Waldenbuch, about 30 minutes outside of the city. Ritter was established in 1912 and is known for their 4×4 chocolate squares, further divided into smaller, bite size squares. I can almost guarantee you’ve had one, or at least seen them in the store. They look like this:

Ritter Chocolate

John’s work buddy and his family joined us, including their daughter who is just two weeks older than Neve, so it proved to be a really fun day!


Ritter Chocolate- the whole place is dedicated to ‘the square.’


Making her own chocolate! The truck is dropping it off to her 🙂


New friends ❤



We stopped for Hot Cocoa at this cute cafe. Sat outside bundled up in blankets 🙂



Not sure of our plans yet for this weekend, although I’m sure it will involve some walking and exploring and more resting. The difference will be that, as of today, the temperatures have plummeted and snow is on the forecast for tomorrow, Sunday and Monday! Is it bad that I’m excited?! *GIDDY*

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At some point, we’ll have to buy groceries for our Thanksgiving feast. Yep, we’ll be cooking here at the house and having over several of our friends also navigating this holiday far from home. Should be great fellowship, fun…and food 🙂 And just in case I don’t get a chance between now and then- Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone finds themselves so very blessed and thankful. We are most definitely thankful for all of you.


4 Responses to “They’re here!”

  1. Lori November 22, 2015 at 11:54 PM #

    Happy Happy Turkey Day…Gobble Gobble. So excited for y’all that your family is there with you to celebrate Thanksgiving! Please tell everyone we said hello. Thought about y’all just a lil while ago, I was up at the school doing a lil work and drove by Great Grandma’s. LOVE LOVE LOVE all the pictures that you post. Sending big big hugs from our home to your’s! Can’t wait to see snow pic’s 🙂

  2. Megan November 21, 2015 at 2:19 AM #

    Happy Thanksgiving to ya’ll! Love reading your blog and living abroad through you! I need you to send me your new address! Love and we’ll wishes to you all!

  3. Eleanor November 20, 2015 at 11:09 PM #

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!! Glad you are together and I am so thankful the family arrived safely. I can imagine the excitement when Neve saw them! Love to all.

  4. Marilyn Deatley November 20, 2015 at 7:42 PM #

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. You can count your blessing together. It is getting colder here on Tuckahoe Rd too. Marilyn

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