{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 […]


Today was a beautiful day for a sports day! The whole school met at the fields for a morning full of fun! Oranje (juice) was included! I loved how the groups (grade levels) were mixed. The older ones were patiently helping the younger ones and that alone was priceless. Maci was just thrilled she could […]

I heart market day

Mama’s Day

My cup runneth over with LOVE… It is just the simple things that makes a mama’s heart melt. I eagerly opened handmade gifts the children had been making for months in their classes.  I caught the oldest coming back home from a bike ride to the Spar with a bouquet of spring flowers and my […]

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 […]


Pink Trees

Just got back from a bike ride before bedtime with Mary Kate. She wanted to see more pink trees while sporting her pajamas.