Archives for the ‘Settling in’ Category

Apartment Tour {finally!}

It’s hard to believe that, as of just a couple of weeks ago, Drew and I have been living in Germany for 2 years! The time has gone by quickly at times and has seemed to go on forever at others. Two years ago we moved into an apartment with no kitchen, no light fixtures, […]

I stole a car today.

Three months ago today I stepped off a plane from the USA and found myself living in Hannover. In order to recap this past month (you can read a recap of our first two months here), I’m going to borrow a little “game” from my childhood. Quite often when I was little, usually over dinner, […]

Show me some ID.

*Warning: reading this blog post without complete committment to all things silly  may lower your GPA. Proceed at your own risk… Last week my dog got his own passport. It’s true. Click here to read more about it if you missed that post. Now before you start thinking that fury little Max is having all […]

Take Two

It’s been over two months since we signed up for home internet and phone service… and we are *still* not set up! Can you believe it? 2 months! has become our new homepage. This past week we decided to try a new approach. We have officially canceled our contract with the DSL internet provider […]


The leaves in Hannover are starting to change colors and trickle to the ground with the wind. The air is crisp and my nose is cold. My favorite quilt has found a permanent new home on my sofa and my bright red Wisconsin sweatshirt has gotten more use in these past couple weeks than ever […]

We are *those* people

Did you ever have friends during your childhood who were from another country? You know the ones. You’d be invited over to their house to play and from the moment you walked through the front door you would be in a different world. Perhaps you were struck by the smell of foreign cuisine lingering in […]

2 months down…

2 months ago today we boarded an airplane and set off on our adventure in Germany. It’s been an amazing roller coaster of a ride thus far. Let’s take a moment to look back on what we’ve accomplished in these past couple months… -We arrived in Hannover and, despite some less than optimal first impressions, […]

Making Lemonade

I’ve had a little extra time on my hands these past couple days as our German classes were postponed. So, in order to make lemonade from lemons, I decided to start working on a project. Can you guess what I’ve been up to? Here’s a hint: Maxwell has been helping. (Well, *trying* to help, anyways- […]

Life is full of waiting. From waiting in line at the grocery store to waiting for a special delivery to come in the mail, to waiting in anticipation for our next vacation, we are constantly waiting for something. My dad likes to say it’s all “Wait-dot-com”. We in the blue cakes household have been doing […]


This picture might be a little dramatic. But- it was a pretty dramatic event when we had an unwanted fire in our apartment this last week. Yikes. Ok, let me back up a little to explain… Hannover is not Pasadena. (And now I will take a moment to be 12 years old again and say […]