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Let it Snow!

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. We have been blanketed in snow for over a week now, and the next ten days have snow on the forecast as well!  Although I’ve been through some snowy winters in Portland, this is totally different!  The snow doesn’t […]

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Turkey On a Whim.

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.When was the last time you did something a bit extravagant, just to make yourself happy?  This week, I could hardly think of anything that would make me happier than having a ton of cooked turkey on hand to eat […]

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If I had a yard…

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.Some people get all crazy and adoring and full of yearning when they see a puppy, kitten or a baby.  I feel this way about farm animals.  This was the highlight of my day:

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The Much- Anticipated Christmas Market!

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.While you were cooking your holiday meals, we were out celebrating the beginning of the Christmas season.  Last night was the first night of the Christmas markets, which open one month before Christmas Day.   Amelia and her fellow kindergartners had […]

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Nuremburg, Take 1

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. St. Lorenz Church Jeff had the day off last Thursday, and we decided to go do something fun.  I asked a friend to take Amelia home with her when she picked up her daughter from kindergarten, so that gave […]

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On the Way to See St. Martin

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Tonight we celebrated St. Martin’s Day with Amelia’s kindergarten.  They have been preparing for this day, and it was pretty special! Going up the steps of Mariahilfberg.  This was a great opportunity to get some pictures of the inside […]

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All Souls Day Boats

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.Although Halloween is gaining a little popularity with the older children here, the holiday we are celebrating this weekend is All Souls Day.  Amelia’s kindergarten requested a few weeks ago that we bring an empty fish tin to school, to […]

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Making Peace With Seasons

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.Growing up in both tropical and desert climates, I longed for white Christmases and real autumn foliage.  The idea of bundling up and watching leaves blow around just sounded so cozy.  When I moved to Portland, I was ecstatic during […]

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An Autumn Walk in Amberg

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.When you don’t make any plans on a gorgeous day… … you might as well just get everyone dressed and out the door. We planned to wander around a little and just see what happened. First, there was music! Baby […]

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To Flohmarkt, To Flohmarkt…

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. To Flohmarkt, To Flohmarkt… To buy a fat… Wild boar’s head! There were so many cool and fascinating objects at the flea market today… Here are just a few photos of our trip. The one thing on our actual […]

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