Archives for the ‘Family’ Category

Staying Warm

Only 5 more days until Christmas! Are you getting in the holiday spirit? With a Christmas market spread out all over the city, and a think blanket of snow on the ground, it’s easy to get in the holiday spirit in Hannover. We are currently entertaining my Dad and his fiancee in the Blue Cakes […]

The Hotel is {Open}…

Linens were cleaned, floors were mopped and space in drawers were cleared in anticipation of the big event.  Yes, the Blue Cakes Hotel has greeted its first overnight guests. Foreign toothbrushes are now finding their temporary home in our bathroom and a few remaining slices from a loaf of homemade banana bread, which traveled all […]

I want one.

I recently discovered a pretty awesome little invention called the Laufrad. As an American I had never even heard of anything like this until I moved to Germany. Laufrads are everywhere in Germany. So what is a “Laufrad” actually? Look at the picture above. This is a Laufrad. At first glimpse it looks like any […]


The battle of electric wires has begun.. and so far we are in the lead! I’m proud to announce that Drew has successfully installed the very first ceiling lighting fixture in our apartment. And- that he didn’t electrocute himself in the process. (Although I did make sure that I knew how to call for an […]

Today’s the Day!

Drew’s younger brother Alex is getting married today! He’s marrying a wonderful woman named Jess and I couldn’t be happier for them. I’ve known Alex since he was in middle school and he has always felt like a brother to me. It is sooooo exciting for me to be able to share in this special […]