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Amelia in German Kindergarten

It’s the “First Day of School” Post. Somebody is very excited. Ever since we arrived, we’ve all sort of been waiting for that magical moment when Amelia would start going to school. She does so well with lots of variety in her days, and plenty of social interaction. I do so well with solitude and […]

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Life in Germany

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Updates from Germany

Between Then and Now…. It’s been a few weeks since I wrote a real update, and it really feels like months. So much has happened! I will list here some occurrences of note, so I feel like I’ve caught you up. – We moved into our apartment! I have a whole blog post about that […]

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Life in Germany

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Parenting Options

Real Housekeeping –Kitchen Floors–Step 1. Thoroughly sweep tiled kitchen floor. Twice.Step 2. Spray floor with light layer of cleaning spray.Step 3. Apparently inflict cruel and unusual punishment on your four year old by asking her to “go around, not through” the kitchen for the next half hour.Step 4. Fill bucket with hot water, and mop […]

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Family

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German Food

About the food… We are in a unique position to really find out what food is like here, since we have no kitchen and must eat almost all of our meals out. It has been very hard to find a bad meal here! We eventually did at an Italian place, but I suppose it’s our […]

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Life in Germany

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First Impressions of Germany

First Impressions… Well, first of all, it is SUPER HOT here right now. Apparently, this is unusual. Also, Germans don’t seem to believe in air conditioning at all, but they do seem to be firm believers in cooling from the inside out– “eis cafes” are packed out, people everywhere digging into huge gelatos and ice […]

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Life in Germany

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Starting Our Expat Life!

Leaving Portland… Well, this time next week we’ll be on the airplane, starting our Big Adventure. There has been so much to do, of course, and I am just waiting for the moment when we are at the airport and there is nothing left to take care of. Our house has that empty sound, everything […]

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Expat Life