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This is a blog about our life. I started the blog because we lived overseas for my husbands job. That meant it was hard to keep family, back in The States, in the loop about what we were up to. It also became a great way to share my sons birth story with everyone who we wish could have been there. I slowly got busy with life & stopped blogging. Here we are in 2014, living back in the good ol' USA & as we make life changes I find this to be a great way to share my thoughts and save them for my son to look back on someday.

Monday, March 14, 2011

March 14th 2011

Well well well...What shall I write about today. This will probably just be a super random mess of my thoughts. This weekend we went out of town to go to the Taylor Swift concert. We left early Saturday morning since it is a 2.5hr drive there. The weather was nice the whole way there. Which was nice because it usually rains whenever we decide to leave the house. We got into town and headed straight for the mall. I was excited to go to the mall because there aren't really malls here. Well there are but they are not like what we are used to in the states. However, this mall was more like what we are used to. They even have a Hollister there. And while I don't really wear Hollister, I needed a fix of American clothes and needed to get some bigger shirts...well because I know I will be needing them. Hopefully not soon but soon enough. We get to the mall, find Hollister and are surprised at this really long line outside. I thought maybe they opened later than other stores in the mall...nope, that wasn't it. Im not sure if they are just THAT busy here that they have to utilize a line or its part of the "draw" to get Europeans to shop at an American store. So we waited in line. The workers greet you with a "Whats up, welcome to the pier" or something like that. It wouldn't be so weird EXCEPT with their accents, it really sounds funny and awkward. Hollister should change that HAHA. Anywho, the store was pretty busy. The dressing room lines were super long. No way I was waiting in them. Thank goodness I just knew I needed bigger sizes and didn't need to try anything on. I was happy to get out of there though because with all the people it was getting hot. And I get crabby when I get hot.
 So we explored the mall a little bit but decided to head out because we needed to go find a special gas station to put gas. When not on base we can only use a certain station if we want American prices. Luckily there was one near the mall so we didn't have to go far. Getting fuel was an adventure because you pump it just like normal but on the pump it is in Euro/per liter. We would get American prices so we didn't actually know how much we were putting in dollar wise and only had a certain amount on our gas card. So The Mr stopped and paid so we could check the receipt and make sure we weren't over. We weren't, so he finished filling up. The lady working probably thought we were crazy. Now it was on to our hotel. Again, it was super close so we didn't have to go far or get lost. Our room was a very clean nice little room. Just the bedroom with a restroom. Nothing fancy but I was super happy it was clean and I had room to stretch out. We had a little time before the concert so we decided to go for a walk. Pretty sure we were in Little Turkey or Little India or something. We found a little shopping center. Pretty neat little place.
Finally around 5 we headed to the arena for the concert. I personally like this arena because I like the fries. They are nothing special but I like them and was excited to have some. Funny, we went to find our seats and figure out that they were not sitting next to each other. One was behind the other, OOPS. Oh well. The arena slowly filled up. The seats around us slowly filled up with other Americans. It was like they reserved that section for Americans. Concert was good. Fun.
We headed home Sunday morning after breakfast at the hotel. We were nervous for breakfast because some places only serve bread and jelly or similar for breakfast. However, this breakfast was pretty good. They even had cereal, so The Mr was satisfied haha. The drive home started out sunny but as we got closer to home it got cloudy, gloomy and rainy in typical German fashion.
I was super exhausted when we got home but we needed to go get groceries for the week. I am trying out this new meal planning and buying groceries for a week at a time and just getting what we need. We have designated Sunday for grocery shopping. So off we went. Oh wait, before we left the house I put a roast in the crock pot to cook. Burnt the crap out of my finger, while holding a huge knife. Yeah that was fun.
Came home from shopping and just laid around the rest of the afternoon and evening. I was too tired to do anything. Thank goodness dinner prepared itself. And that was our weekend. Not sure why I put all that but whatever.
So an update with the pregnancy. Hmm...Nothing to update really. I feel fine. The nausea is pretty much gone. Some things still trigger a gag here and there but I can handle it. Anything is better than how I felt in the first trimester. We stopped at a baby store while we were out of town. Found a few things that I thought we were going to have to order online but can get there. So that is good. Now I just have to decide which stuff I like better. Of course I won't decide anything for a while because I am just not in a rush. Will probably regret it later when its down to the wire and we don't have anything we need...Oh well. HAHA
Looking forward to a trip home in a couple months.
That is all for now.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


WOW, March 2011 already. Time sure has flown by. I have a confession. I have actually been avoiding writing in the blog because I had some news to share but wanted to share it with family first. Now that the news is out I can share it here. We are expecting our first baby...child...kid...Uhh not sure how I am supposed to say that LOL. Anyways, I am 15 weeks along today. Yesterday was my first doctors appointment which is why we hadn't told anyone yet. I do not plan on talking about it very much if at all on FB. I figure if people want to know what is going on then they can check out the blog to keep up. I will probably ramble on about the pregnancy a lot on here. Here begins ramble one to catch everyone up on the journey so far.
We found out on Christmas Day that we are expecting. Merry Christmas HAHA. Since that day on I have had horrible nausea. That was not easy to hide. I am super thankful that it rarely got worse then nausea. I felt bad for The Mr though because some days it was bad enough that I couldn't make dinner without gagging. So he had many many sandwiches for the first trimester. Thank the lord for an understanding husband who didn't complain. He sure did like to make jokes though and try to make me gag even more. He laughed...I got mad LOL. School this session was rough because of the nausea. I would sit in class downing water because I felt like crap and something would trigger the nausea. Another day that was rough was my Partylite Party. I had tons of snacks for guests and there were a couple that I didn't even want to look at b/c they triggered the nausea. The consultant gave me a dip to make for guests. That was the WORST. Luckily all the guests said it tasted great. I just avoided looking at it. Then after the party some of the girls wanted to go out. Not a problem. Except trying to make excuses for not drinking wasn't easy. Good Lord...If someone ever tells me they aren't drinking I am not going to ask twice why not. Thanks a lot for all the peer pressure ladies! No I didn't give in, but it sure it hard to make excuses. I was also super tired because I had been up all day getting ready for the party. But I survived.  Another issue was talking to my mom. I talk to her on a regular basis. At least once a week. Sometimes twice a week. There were a couple times when I was on the phone with her and felt like crap. I just had to keep it to myself.  Of course The Mr was in the background laughing his behind off. 
What an adventure it has been trying to keep it a secret. 
Until next time...