Tag Archives | Holidays

Daily Photo: Elving

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. This is what wrapping Christmas presents looks like when you are living overseas! We tie bows on, add bubble wrap, then fill out customs forms. I come from a big family that has a habit of wandering. This year, […]

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Cozy Time!

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Hurray! It’s that sweet time of year again, when we get to put up decorations and bring in some extra greenery. We have had the extra pleasure this year of having decorations from all three countries we have lived […]

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Giving Thanks

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Last year, we didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving. I was so bummed about being away from family and friends, I felt like it would be depressing to go through the motions by ourselves. Instead, we went and enjoyed the first night […]

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Our Version of a Bavarian Christmas

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. I can’t quite live with the title “Bavarian Christmas,” since I don’t really know what other people here did. But I can share our experience, at least! I really didn’t do much research or try to start any new […]

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Happy New Year!

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. I have lots to get you caught up on, but can’t quite find the focus to do it yet. So in the meantime, let’s all just enjoy how beautiful the countryside is when it’s covered in a thick blanket […]

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Cozy-ness

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.   The snow just keeps falling out there, and the piles are growing. I did spend quite a bit of time outside today, and it wasn’t too cold– in the low 30’s. Although we don’t have our tree yet, […]

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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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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 […]

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The Most Nostalgic Day of the Year.

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. You would think that, after leaving all of my relatives at the age of eight to move to the Philippines, I would be a little less attached to family traditions. You would think that having each of the seven […]

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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, […]

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