One thing I love about living in Frankfurt is the plethora of farmers’ markets. Several days a week, there’s a farmers’ market a short walk or a few subway stops from where we live. We do most of our food shopping at the grocery store, but sometimes it’s fun to browse among the vendors’ stallsContinue reading “The Chicken Guy”
Our first international trip from Germany was to Brussels, Belgium over Thanksgiving weekend. It happened to coincide with the opening weekend of the city’s Christmas market, known as Winter Wonders. This was by far the largest and most impressive of the six Christmas markets we visited over the season, featuring 200+ vendor “chalets,” a massiveContinue reading “Belgium | Brussels”
Last summer, Kail, Piopio, and I moved to our fourth overseas post (technically Piopio’s second): Frankfurt, Germany.
The Citadel, July 2018.One of the myriad ways my life has changed (for the better) thanks to Piopio is that I’m out and about more. To say my daily routine has changed since Piopio came around is an understatement. Kail and I are both introverts and homebodies, and our preferred way to to spend aContinue reading “Babies: The Anti-Homebody”
I was dreading returning to Amman after Piopio was born. For probably the last two weeks we were in the U.S., any time I would think about leaving, I would cry.Part of it was knowing I would really miss my family. We lived with my sister and brother-in-law for three-and-a-half months; their house in VirginiaContinue reading “10 Tips for the Introverted SAHM”
One other project I wanted to get underway before leaving for the States again was starting and updating my Project Life: Jordan | Book Two scrapbook. It took a back burner to, you know, setting up the nursery, starting Piopio’s baby book, completing book one of my Jordan scrapbooks, and updating my blog …… Not toContinue reading “Project Life: Jordan | Book Two”
My top priority in the three-ish months I was in Amman between home leave and returning to the U.S. on Medevac was getting the nursery set up for baby. We transformed what was our my home office into the perfect space for Piopio.
I read 32 books in 2017 — a decent amount, but the fewest number of books I’ve read since 2013. By comparison, I read 36 books in 2016, 40 in 2015, and 43 in 2014. (The Goodreads infographic above includes two audiobooks, which I don’t count as having “read” and discuss below.)I’m not really sure how to explainContinue reading “On My Kindle: 2017”
View of the Eiffel Tower from the Arc de Triomphe.Over the summer, Kail and I spent three days in Paris en route to the United States for home leave — similar to our stopover in London on the way home from Afghanistan. It was an amazing trip, and we only touched the tip of theContinue reading “Three Days in Paris”