Tag Archives: photography

Christmas in Wiesbaden

The Glühwein began flowing in Wiesbaden on Tuesday when the city kicked off the annual Christmas Market. The market always opens with fireworks in the city center on the first day. This time of year, we go to the Christmas … Continue reading

Posted in Life in Germany | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Adieu, Sweet Dress

Finding the perfect wedding dress was no easy task in the midst of an international move.  And, when a seamstress accidentally ruins your dress by mixing up the measurements (how on earth you mix up the bust and waist measurements, … Continue reading

Posted in Wedding | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lisbon, Portugal

Sometimes running takes you places you didn’t know you wanted to go.  Kate, Julie and I decided we wanted to run a few half marathons together after running the 10K Turkey Trot over Thanksgiving last year.  Julie suggested the Lisbon … Continue reading

Posted in Review, Running, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Oh Just A Weekend In The Swiss Alps

Our friends Shane and Si have this strange way of inviting us to things.  Here is an example.  It starts with Shane stopping by my desk at work. “Si and I are going to this awesome masked ball in Vienna … Continue reading

Posted in Life in Germany, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thanksgiving in Athens, Greece

Planning our Thanksgiving trip for this year, I noticed Thanksgiving 2011 was still in draft!   We’re playing catch up on some older trips now.   I know I’m just awful at keeping up with this. We decided to spend Thanksgiving 2011 … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cimetière du Père-Lachaise

After visiting the Antique market at Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen last spring, we took the metro to Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, the famous cemetery where Jim Morrison and Édith Piaf and many other notable French citizens are buried.  The cemetery is also just a beautiful place to wander around.  Maybe that sounds … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Lucky Runner

In 2007, I was also lucky enough to get to travel to Europe a few times for conferences.  While on those trips, I often saw runners out early in the morning.  I was in Paris and then Stockholm and Berlin … Continue reading

Posted in Life in Germany, Running, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Family, Life in Germany, Randomness, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Family, Life in Germany, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Family, Randomness, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

We love to visit antique markets.  Even if we have no plans to make a purchase, we can spend hours looking though the antiques.  You could spend days browsing through  Marche aux Puces.  This is the largest antiques market we … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ghent, Belgium – Medieval Manhattan

We fell in love with Ghent almost immediately.  Walking along the Leie river bank, we were in awe of the beautifully intricate building facades across the river.  This was our third trip to Belgium and by far the best. Maybe … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Wiesbaden Ostermarkt

Every year, in the weeks before Easter, German towns host their Ostermarkt (Easter Market).  Today we ventured right outside our door to go to the Wiesbaden Ostermarkt.  This market is held along Kirchgasse, the main shopping walkplatz (pedestrian zone) in … Continue reading

Posted in Life in Germany | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Positively Perfect Positano

We just returned from our honeymoon in the positively perfect Positano on the Amalfi Coast of Italy.  We couldn’t decide if we wanted to relax or a more adventurous honeymoon so we chose both.  Between our hikes up the mountain … Continue reading

Posted in Travel, Wedding | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Apartment- It’s all in the details

The balcony of our apartment is not spectacular; a long, plain rectangle of empty space that over looks the walkplatz below.  But, everything is just about what you make  it,  right?  And. for this, we love our balcony. It’s not … Continue reading

Posted in Life in Germany | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Strasbourg, France- A Day Trip

Strasbourg is about a two-hour drive from our home in Wiesbaden and on this particular weekend, we just needed to get out of Germany and into a place where at least one of us speaks the language. French-speaking areas also … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Birthday Celebration in Bruges, Belgium

A pretty three-hour drive to Bruges for a long weekend was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday.  We knew the sun would set very early so Ryan offered to take me out for a romantic night of photography.  After … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Roma

Rome was one of our favorite trips so far.  The Ancient City was awe-inspiring.  We walked for hours looking at the 2000 year old ruins and imagining what the magnificent buildings and monuments must have looked like then.  The Colosseum … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment