Saturday, November 30, 2013


After all the shopping, Christmas Market-ing, and (especially) Sound of Music touring, we thought we owed it to Ron to engage in some non-girly activities. What better way to reward his patience than with a trip to his homeland?

Friday, November 29, 2013

the hills are alive

With Andy en route to a far away city for a road trip, the Heins and I packed into the car for an early morning trip to Salzburg for the "Sound of Music" tour.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

ich lerne deutsch

We've been particularly quiet here on Amraser Straße lately. It has only a little bit to do with the fact that we're both ready for bed by 7 p.m. because it's already been dark for 3 hours and seems much later. It mostly has to due with the fact that last week we received some unfortunate news...

Monday, November 11, 2013

i love a man in uniform

I mean...who doesn't? I happen to especially love three of them - Grandpa Mike, Grandpa Casey, and my dad, Mick. I'm so grateful for the freedoms I have as an American. The freedom of speech, the freedom of religion, the list is endless... None of these freedoms would be possible without those who serve to defend them. A heartfelt thank you all who selflessly serve and honor the stars and stripes.

Happy Veteran's Day, Dad! Go out and get crazy enjoying your free breakfast at Hyvee and coffee at Starbucks!