Fearless Imagination

I have just set down my second cup of coffee. It sits next to various sticky jars of jams, honey, and peanut butter. Sliced meats, cheeses, mayo, bread, and butter scatter the counter top.  It’s an early cold October morning and I am making four different sandwiches in my pajamas for four very deliciously different […]

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}

Linking up with Like Mother, Like Daughter this Thursday as I reminisce our weekend in Lohr, Germany and our sweet moments inside the beer tent at the festival.  {Pretty} Because smiles and cotton candy make a five year old glow with beauty. {Happy} Happiness is being able to savor a German pretzel as big as your […]

Salzburg, Austria

Over our rainy May vacation we discovered these hills in Salzburg, Austria really are alive! It has been nearly two months since we have been back and our kids are still singing like they are on the Sound of Music tour bus. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to see some of our favorite scenes from the […]

Leopoldskron – Zentrumsnah

Leopoldskron – Zentrumsnah is the name of a cute modern loft where we stayed in Salzburg, Austria. After a long drive in our small European car, the kids were digging the space. I loved the little cucina. The orange and green reminded me of my grandparents kitchen. We enjoyed walking to the nearest grocery store (which […]

Hotel Jakob

Hotel Jakob is where we stayed while visiting Sandra and her family in Groß-Umstadt, Germany and we already have rooms booked for a second trip this fall. Check out this post to see what we discovered just a few steps away from the hotel.

Groß-Umstadt, Germany

Groß-Umstadt, Germany was such a magical little get away for our family. All of these photos were taken right outside of our hotel. We enjoyed a beautiful Sunday breakfast and then went out for a breathtaking nature walk through the vineyards…all before mass. We already have plans to return here in the fall for the […]

Love my little world travelers

We are loaded up for a week back home in Texas. I must say, we have come a long ways. It’s 5:00 am and this girl is smiling! My boys have got this down. What would we do without ice cream and movies on a 10 hour flight?

Honfleur, France

   Bonjour! My NEW favorite place is this picture perfect coastal town called Honfleur, France. On our way back home away from home, the Netherlands, we found St. Catherine’s Catholic Church with mass in French. Royce and the boys enjoy tallying how many different languages we get to hear while living in Europe. We have […]

Caen & Colleville-sur-Mer

When we traveled to France, we stayed in the city of Caen which was mostly destroyed during the Invasion of Normandy in the summer 1944. I fell in love with the spirit of  the city in remembering those lost in not only in the region of Normandy, but all those lost in World War II. Allied flags lined […]

Pointe Du Hoc

Today, at Pointe De Hoc in Normandy made us realize what a true hero James Earl Rudder was and what he did in World War II was beyond courageous. “On June 6, 1944 he led the United States Army 2nd Ranger Battalion in the capture and neutralization of the German coastal battery at Pointe Du Hoc.” In order […]