FIRSTS

On the occasion of our four-week anniversary of living in Germany, I present to you a celebration of "FIRSTS!" - Will’s FIRST booster seat was a bargain at the local grocery store! Don’t worry, he meets the weight requirement and this car seat is approved by the German government. Best of all, this sleek little …

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To Brussels and back in 22 easy steps, a photo essay.

I traveled to Brussels, Belgium to meet with Youth Compass volunteers and thought I'd document my trip in photos. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures from the meeting itself or the wonderful dinner prepared by some North Carolinian members of the YC Board.  I'm grateful for dedicated adults that want to help reach the international …

Weekend Update

Can Julie cover an entire weekend in a single blog of acceptable length?  Let's find out! Our first Friday in Germany was very eventful!  Fed Ex delivered two boxes, Will slept in until 9:45 AM, and Brice's coworker Marien (who is German) came over to help “show us the ropes.” As well as a wealth …

Teensy Forks

Two of our boxes were delivered on Thursday, our third day in Germany.  I was happy to reunite with my non-metric measuring cups, spoons, and food scale!  After breakfast, I spent some time washing and organizing things in the kitchen.  Have I mentioned that I love the kitchen? Early that afternoon, Brice drove us into …

Meatballs

Our Adventures on Wednesday (Disclaimer/note from Brice…Julie has promised not to blog everyday.) Will and I both slept in past 10:00 am, which was quite necessary since we were awake until 3:00 am! It was nice to have a leisurely morning in our new home. After “breakfast” (it was more like brunch), we had a …

Deep Impact

Of all the movies about asteroids bearing down on planet earth and Elijah Wood being one of the few survivors who will be tasked with repopulating the planet, I have to say that Deep Impact is my favorite. Networks tend to run the end of the world movies right around New Years and I got …