Category Archives: Family

Our Complicated 2012

This is the third draft of this post… It’s hard to explain how 2012 was both awful and awesome.  So, I’ve decided to focus on how the awful parts really turned out to be pretty awesome in the end. We … Continue reading

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Woodberry Kitchen Gluten Free Review

There isn’t one thing I don’t absolutely love about this place.  The concept of the restaurant is based on using sustainable, local agriculture and reclamation.  Even the space is recycled.  The restaurant is located in the beautiful circa 1870 Foundry Building with … Continue reading

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Meet 27 and Sweet 27

This is my first restaurant review post so let me start with why I’m writing it.  It’s simple.  I’m writing this review because I benefit from so many bloggers who write gluten free reviews and I wanted to share my … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Baltimore

Last week was our first trip back to the States since I learned of my gluten allergy (our first visit in over 10 months!).  I always worry about what I’ll find when we travel.  This trip turned out to be … Continue reading

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Weekend in Würzburg

Our trip to Würzburg was a last minute decision.  Planning around Ryan work-related trips has become increasingly difficult so we had to get creative. Since Ryan had to head south to Bavaria on Sunday anyway and Würzburg was on our list, … Continue reading

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Katzen Pension

When we go away on a trip, so does Fisher (most of the time).  Although, he isn’t nearly as happy about it.  Normally, Ryan takes care of getting Fisher into the carrier.  He doesn’t mind being the bad guy.  Ryan … Continue reading

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We’re Sorry!

The last few months have been kind of crazy and we are really far behind on our blog.  We know that our families rely on this blog for the details of our trips and the crazy things we learn in … Continue reading

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Legit Renaissance Fest

When I invited my mother to visit, I asked where she wanted to go.  After reading our blog post about Rothenburg ob der Tauber, she said she really wanted to see Rothenberg.  So, I wanted to make sure she and … Continue reading

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Bucket List – A Work in Progress

Those who know me, know that I like lists. That might be an understatement since a co-worker recently had to go through some of my old notes when my box was sent to her by mistake and she told me … Continue reading

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Christmas in Paradise – Part 3

A couple of days before Christmas, Ryan’s mother, Joelle very thoughtfully planned a family party to introduce Danette to the family and allow Ryan some time to reconnect with aunts, uncles and lots of cousins he hadn’t seen for a … Continue reading

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Heidelberg, Germany

Our Day in Heidelberg was one of my favorites with Cody.  We dropped Ryan off at work and then continued down the autobahn to the pretty town, which sits on the Rhine River.  Heidelberg is famous for the enormous castle … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago…. She Said Yes

We planned to spend the weekend in New York City to celebrate our two-year anniversary.  We had lots of fun, romantic activities planned.  We drove up to NYC on a Friday and had awesome sushi that night in a tiny … Continue reading

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Christmas in Paradise – Part Two

After a few days at the bungalow in Grand Baie, we went back to the plateau (marked on the map below) to spend the rest of our trip and Christmas with Ryan’s mother.  We were so thankful to have so … Continue reading

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Christmas in Paradise – Part One

In December we traveled to Mauritius to spend Christmas with Ryan’s mom, meet the most of Ryan’s maternal side of the family and see where Ryan grew up.  People usually ask us, “Where in the world is Mauritius?”  So, we … Continue reading

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg is a beautiful, well-maintained Medieval town in Bavaria, Germany.  We decided to go there while my cousin, Cody was visiting.  Rothenburg has a long, interesting history.  When I first showed Cody the pictures of the town, he said it … Continue reading

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Strasbourg, France – Without Adult Supervision

Last Wednesday night at dinner I asked Cody if he wanted to drive to France the next day.  He looked at me with an “are you serious” look and said, “sure!”  So, the next day we dropped Ryan off at … Continue reading

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A Day on the Rhine

In September, my little sister came for a visit.  One of the things we were excited to show her, was the Rhine River.  We happen to live near one of the most beautiful stretches of the Rhine and the drive … Continue reading

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My Exceptionally Sweet Husband

My husband has many talents.  Giving the perfect, memorable gift is certainly one of them.   His timing always seems to be perfect too.  Our cat Fisher is a great example.  Fisher was the first birthday gift Ryan ever gave me … Continue reading

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PFC Leonard Clark

A few years ago, my father asked me to find the cemetery where his Uncle Leonard was buried in France and to visit if possible while I was in Paris for a conference.  The cemetery turned out to be the … Continue reading

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Our First Visitor

In September, we had our first official visitor in Germany.  My sister, Danielle, stayed with us for two weeks.  I was insanely excited for her visit and she was just as excited to be in Europe for the first time.  … Continue reading

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Leaving On a Jet Plane…

On November 5, 2009 we set off on our 3-year adventure of living in Europe. With lots of errands to complete before lunch with the family and our flight to Germany, we woke up early and headed out to get … Continue reading

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Making The Move

Normally, when the luggage comes out Fisher gets very curious.  He sniffs around, probably wondering how long we will be gone this time.  This time was different.  Fisher would be going with us.  I wonder if he knew? Judging by … Continue reading

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