Hello, Chengdu!

Nǐhǎo! There you have it. That’s just about the extent of my ability to speak Chinese. For the first time in our nearly three-year journey, I am completely out of my element when it comes to communicating in our current home country. It’s a challenge, for sure, but it really adds to the adventure. Let…

Welcome to the Sunshine State!

It’s official—we are back in the United States. Our move to Fort Lauderdale, Florida was our sixth relocation in just under two years. That’s right—we’ve moved six times in the course of 677 days. Five of those moves were between different countries. Two were between different continents and two were with a child less than…

Our Next Destination is….Venice!

*Note: Photo above is actually from Destin, Florida but I don’t have any images from Ft. Lauderdale yet.  Well, the Venice of the U.S. that is…Ft. Lauderdale! Yes, next week we will be trading in tacos and salsa for Target (woohoo!) and beaches. This will be our first time living in the U.S. for almost…

Bienvenido a Monterrey

It’s quiet here this afternoon.* In a surprising twist on the day, my baby girl, who spent the morning dramatically crying every time I set her down or moved out of her eyesight, fell asleep ON HER OWN! I put her on her play mat so I could run to the bathroom. She put up…

29 Weeks and Limbo

I currently feel like I am stuck in a movie. One where the hero and heroine have faced and overcome some incredible, life-changing obstacles and are starting to walk off into their golden sunset when, suddenly, the storm clouds roll in and a dark villainous voice mocks them saying, “not so fast, my pretties, not…

A Farewell to Frankfurt

This is a week of beginnings and endings. Today marks the start my third trimester (cue the “Jaws” theme song—she’s coming!). It’s also our last week in Frankfurt. In honor of these last 12ish weeks of pregnancy, I thought I’d share a fun meme I found on Pinterest. Who doesn’t like a little Napoleon Dynamite?…

On the Move Again: Frankfurt, Germany

Last week I mentioned an impending move to Germany. Over the weekend, that move happened. For the next month and a half, we will be living in Frankfurt am Main (or Frankfurt on the Main River). Life has a funny way of working out. As I’ve mentioned before, I studied German in high school and…

On the Move Again

New York one day, Miami the next! Updates coming soon.  Until then, enjoy this image of Lady Liberty and the Big Apple.       

Part Two: Connecticut

We woke up this morning in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Yesterday was a long day of travel as we drove the hour and a half from Columbus up to the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, flew to Charlotte and then connected with our flight to Connecticut. Needless to say, we were exhausted by the time we reached our hotel….

Cheese Bread, Pizza Dough, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oh My!

So this is what I did on one of our last days here in Atlanta: And this:   And some of this: This beauty will be chicken meatball and fresh mozzarella pizza later tonight: I’m trying to get a little last-minute quality time with my KitchenAid (and use up some of the random assortment of…