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Happy (Just About) Summer!

25 May

Greetings, all! Fancy seeing you here- it’s been a while! Let me start by saying a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has made the move with me over to Treats, Travels And Truths– there’s absolutely no other place I’d rather start the journey than with you guys who have been following our shenanigans for all this time right here.The new site is coming along so nicely- growth is slow, but steady, and I’m learning more every day about the ins and outs of blogging on a larger scale. Most importantly, I’m having a really good time with it and that’s really all that matters, right? Please, please, please continue to help me spread the word and get the site out there- sharing it on Facebook or Instagram, sending the link to friends in emails or just telling them about it. I SO appreciate it. And you. ❤

So I just wanted to share some pictures from our last month or so. We’ve been really busy- and in a really good way for the most part! Y’all know we’ve had some visitors- my mom came for my birthday at the beginning of April and then John’s sister, brother and his family came a few weeks ago when we all headed to Greece (phenomenal vacay, btw). Other than that, we’ve been kinda all over the place- waiting for spring to arrive and taking advantage of days when it teases us (see the snow pictures below that were taken mid-April!), getting Neve registered for Kindergarten, Fruhlingsfest (the largest spring festival in the world!), rock climbing (Neve is in LOVE), celebrating Mother’s Day…Have a look!





She’s really taken an interest in drawing- and is pretty darn good!



Anybody else think these are the best kinds of lunch EVER?!


Bedtime Stories ❤








Chocolate-covered fruit on sticks…






What better last weekend in Germany than homemade pizza from scratch?!


Morning waves from school ❤


Mother’s Day Breakfast at Kindi…



Found a huge rock climbing gym less than 20 minutes from the house! Neve has really started showing an interest and is really good at it!



What do you do when you’re out walking the pups on Sunday afternoon, but a storm is rolling in? Find the nearest biergarten and wait it out 🙂



All doing our best impressions of the ‘Ears Up’ pose 😉



Waiting out the storm at the biergarten, overlooking Stuttgart…


Good Lord. He is mine. ❤


Just finished with Kindergarten Orientation on base. Safe to say that all three of us like the school, the teachers…and the playground! September can’t get here soon enough for this kid!


We make Countdown Chains for so many things. This one marks when Daddy gets home this Saturday (the link with the stars) and when Uncle Andy arrives (the link with the smiley faces). This is the first chain that Neve made entirely by herself 😦

I told you we’ve been pretty dang busy! Lots of fun, though, and some pretty exciting stuff (how do we have a Kindergartner?!). And I’m happy to report that the weather is *finally* cooperating for the most part- we’re at least reaching 70/75F most days! Ha! I swear summer can’t get here soon enough! Speaking of which, our next adventure begins in just 5 days! We’re headed for the Canary Islands next week to do (hopefully) a whole lotta nothing- sun, sand, waves, drinks with umbrellas…Ha! This family needs some summatime, dammit! My little bit of planning is officially done (see selfie below where I reconfirm that I’m a nerd and must write down everything!), John gets home Saturday (he’s been in the States for work since last weekend), and Uncle Andy gets here Monday (he’s needing some Canary Islands in his life, too!) Life is good, friends. Happy Memorial Day weekend!


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.


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