Archives for the Month of July, 2010

Misadventures at Ikea…

We have officially been in Germany for one week. Sure, we have explored the city a little and have seen this and that, found a grocery store, etc., etc. But where, oh where, have we frequented the most since our arrival? IKEA! Yes, it’s true. I wish I could give a much swankier answer to […]

First Impressions of Hannover…

We made it! Drew and I arrived in Hannover Thursday evening, and, thankfully, so did all of our luggage. Let’s be honest- Our first impressions of the city were not so good. We took a walk around Linden to explore a bit right after we arrived and the very first street we walked down was […]

On “Home”.

A couple weeks ago I posed the question “What is “home”?”. I’d like to revisit this idea from time to time over the next few months as Drew and I settle into our new home in Hannover. Today, let’s take a look at some quotations that others have famously spoken on this concept…. You can […]

We’re Off!

9 bags: 4 large suitcases (3 within a half pound of their 50 lb limit and the other within a pound of the “heavy luggage” 70 lb limit); 2 rolling carry-on bags (both slightly over the weight limit), 2 “personal bags” (also over the limit); 1 doggie duffel bag…. and we are packed! Finger’s crossed […]

Last Stop: Chicago

We are currently spending time with Drew’s parents at their condo in Chicago, our last stopover location before we head to Germany. In less than 24 hours Drew and I will be on a plane and on our way to Hannover! Woah. The past three weeks have gone by in the blink of an eye. […]

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 […]

Our penthouse treehouse…

After a long and stressful apartment search, we have finally settled on a place to make our home in Hannover; and (even better) the landlord agreed to rent to us! We finalized the details of our this past week. Isn’t that exciting? It sure is for us! We had to make a few sacrifices from […]

Hello From Door County!

These past couple days Drew and I have been in Door County, WI with my mom and her husband. It’s been nice to have a few days away to spend with them and to revisit a place where I have many memories from my childhood. This morning we had breakfast at at the now famous […]

In Transit. What is “home”?

At the moment Drew and I are in transit. We are in between apartments. Neither here nor there. So, I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of home lately. What is “home” and where is my “home”? Part of me still feels like it is in California and yet I know that we have […]

Next Stop!

2 plane trips down, 2 more plane trips to go until we arrive in Hannover! Today we flew to Milwaukee, WI- the second of five stop-over locations we will visit before we head out for Germany. Getting a little closer every day…