Archives for the Month of April, 2010

Flashback Friday #9: Ducks on Bascom Hill, September 2002

It was a chilly September morning in Madison, WI. I threw on my over-sized UW-Madison sweatshirt and a scarf, grabbed my backpack, and headed out the door for my walk to class. I had made the walk many times before and it had become routine. That day, however, I was in for something different. After […]

Finding an International Relocation Company…

Preparing a move to a new home takes a lot of time, planning, and organization no matter where you are moving to. Preparing a move to a new home overseas takes a miracle. There are so many more things to arrange and account for while relocating abroad that it can be a headache sometimes. And, […]

Flashback Friday #8: Mangoes, June 2004 & April 2010

It was June 2004 and we were on the second part of our honeymoon- a cruise. When the ship pulled into the Key West port, we were ready for adventure. We grabbed our camera and treasure map and set out to find buried treasure. I’m not kidding. No, seriously… I’m being literal now. Huh? Ok, […]

Hello from the Keys!

Greetings from my last day of V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N!!! These last few days have been filled with smiles and sunshine for Drew and I. That’s because we have been spending them in the Florida Keys! We’ve had a great time celebrating both of our birthdays and visiting with my Dad and his fiancee Pat, who own a […]

My Patchwork Passport, Part Two

If you don’t recall the beginning of the story about my journey to the Los Angeles Passport Authority, then you may wish to glance at this post. If you have already read it, and are dying to know the second half of the story- read on! … I had finally made it inside the passport […]

Flasback Friday #7: My husband, Drew

We were in high school- he was a junior and I was a freshman. We met on a group date in January 1999 while we were both dating other people. After we had both been dumped by the people responsible for introducing us, we kept in touch through mutual friends. Our friendship developed and grew […]

My Patchwork Passport, Part One

Last week I made the much anticipated trip to the the Los Angeles Passport Authority in order to have additional pages added to my passport. I was told when I made my appointment not to arrive more than 5 minutes early and also that if I was more than 15 minutes late I would be […]

Flashback Friday #6: Aix Apartment, August 2004 – August 2005

As I daydream over what our apartment in Germany will look like (will we have to build a kitchen? what floor will we live on? what color will I paint?…), I can’t help but remember our first European Apartment. It was the second apartment that we lived in after we got married and was the […]

Now that was a mistake!

My brain right now feels like these boxes look- jumbled, tossed and tired. One of the items on the list this week is to research moving companies to move our storage items from California to Wisconsin (we are storing things in my in-laws basement when we are in Germany). Today I was set to tackle […]

The Master Checklist…

As recommended in The Expert Expat, I recently made a checklist of all the things that we need to do before we move and then sorted the tasks by week that we needed to complete them. I had put off doing this for weeks and it was time. I was originally dreading this task for […]