My Whirlwind Year and Making Decisions with Intent

My Whirlwind Year and Making Decisions with Intent

Sitting in this nearly empty apartment I don't have much to do at the moment. I've been slowly acquiring new furniture and trying to get the best deals I can find. So maybe I should back up a bit. We were planning to move back to the states earlier this year. My husband was planning to start school in the states so we shipped all of our household goods back to the states in early May.

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The Grand Fireworks Show On New Year's In Germany (and a new video!)

The Grand Fireworks Show On New Year's In Germany (and a new video!)

And it was at the point that I thought my hair might be on fire that I realized being on a rooftop balcony with 30 other people setting off fireworks might not be the best idea. Oh wait, it was just one person that accidentally set off fireworks and it was toward us. That person was my husband! 

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My New Pastime, Going To A German Swimming Pool

My New Pastime, Going To A German Swimming Pool

Let me start this post off by telling you that I do not like swimming. I'm active, love working out and used to enjoy running quite a bit. But I can't stand swimming. It probably has to do with the fact that I am a terrible swimmer. I tried picking up swimming during my senior year of high school to no avail. I was terrible. I can physically stay afloat if I had to survive, but asking me to swim 50 meters is like trying to make a peacock fly. It's impossible. 

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Our Night Out At The Stuttgart Mini Christmas Market

Our Night Out At The Stuttgart Mini Christmas Market

What was that?! There's already a Christmas market up?! Yes, it's true. Christmas is in the air here in Stuttgart. A mini Christmas market opens in early November and then becomes part of the large Christmas market that opens the end of November and runs up until Christmas (usually the 23rd to 24th). We went last night and I brought my camera along to snag some night shots. I also took a few photos of the Schlossplatz area, where the market is held. There is a small ice rink, Christmas music, and of course gluhwein. 

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The International Beard and Moustache Championships in Germany

The International Beard and Moustache Championships in Germany

In case you didn't hear, last weekend was the International Beard and Moustache Championships. It's only held every other year and this year it happened to be in the town right next to us in Leinfelden. Opportunities like this don't come along that often, so we had to go and see what it was all about. I'd seen some photos online and it looked amazing, and once we arrived we were not disappointed! No wonder it's only every two years, some of those beards were ridiculously long and must take a while to grow out. The event attracted people from all over the world. There was even someone with an Alaskan flag there. Check out some of the photos below

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