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Welcome to our blog! We will use it partly as a travel journal for our family to cherish for years to come and partly as a way for family and friends to stay updated on our adventures. Feel free to subscribe if you want to be notified whenever a new post goes up (scroll to bottom of page).

Two Weeks in California

We’ve been in Southern California for two weeks now and have been having a great time! We are staying with my oldest sister and her family, and have also been spending time with my dad and stepmom and one of my oldest friends/college roommate/travel buddy and her family. We had a lovely afternoon at my […]

Back on the Road

Flying from Europe to the United States is a bit more involved these days, requiring additional paperwork and PCR covid tests, but we got it done. We moved our flight up on a Thursday to the following Sunday, so there was a whirlwind few days of packing and getting everything in order, but on Saturday, […]

Olivia turns 9!

On Wednesday, May 19th Olivia turned 9! It’s amazing how quickly these girls are growing up. We had decided to self-quarantine for two weeks before our (original) flight date to ensure we all got a negative cover test so we would be able to board the flight, so we kept the celebration small but still […]

Taking Alpacas for a Walk

One of the highlights of our stay in Germany was taking a walk with the alpacas and the girls’ aunt and uncle at nearby Aabach-Farm Alpakas. We all had a great time! The alpacas were so sweet and happy, and the forest we walked through was gorgeous. We were worried we would be rained out, […]

Friends and Family in Germany

We arrived at Steffen’s dad’s house to a warm welcome and made some lovely memories together for five weeks. We continue to navigate the pandemic and it’s always hard to know how much contact we should be having with other, unvaccinated people. So we decided each girl could play with one friend and it worked […]

Back Online

We’re back! A lot has happened since we drove away from our rental home in Estepona, Spain on Saturday, April 17th. We had decided to drive straight through Spain, France and Belgium, hoping to arrive in Sendenhorst, Germany by Tuesday afternoon (2500km). But before we get to that, a few photos from our last days […]

Easter Sunday

We did our Easter celebration a bit differently this year, as expected, since we didn’t want to bring the girls’ baskets and plastic eggs through all of Europe. We are also trying to cut back on material items and those eggs are often filled with little toys that no one really needs. So the main […]

Turismo Marinero boat trip

On Saturday we went on a lovely boat trip with Turismo Marinero, a small local agency. Pedro was our skipper, and Maria was our amazing hostess. The weather was perfect, the hosts were so thoughtful and we all had a great time. It was a really great afternoon! The only hiccup was that we didn’t […]

Park and Harbor

A couple of weeks ago we headed to Parque de la Batería, a beautiful park with something fun things to do that were unfortunately all closed due to Covid-19 (big playground, row boats you can rent, a lookout tower you can climb). But we still enjoyed ourselves. Afterwards we drove down to the Benalmádena harbor […]

A Quick Look

Just wanted to post a few photos of what we’ve been up to the last two weeks. We are still loving the house (it is impossible to get the girls away from the pool and hot tub), and Steffen and I discovered the beauty and deliciousness of old town Estepona. So many good restaurants! So […]

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