Play-in-a-Day

Play-in-a-Day was a blast this year.  Courtney came up with the genius theme of Harry Potter and then we all brainstormed for gospel tie ins.  Halle was at tech week for Fiddler on the Roof, and I couldn’t convince Josh to come.  So I was there all day without my kids 🙂 We had a…

Feb 2020 recap

Feb is usually a very slow month.  But not this year!  It began with a Vex Robotic tournament for Blake at Soaring Heights.  I was impressed!  This was quite the set up.  And for first timers, Blake’s team did great.  Then, a glorious 70 degree Sunday nap.  Everyone needs one of these in Feb.   But…

Jan 2020 recap

Blake chopped his long, luscious locks.  He has the best hair.  I like his new, edgy look.  He had a fun basketball season, even though his team wasn’t the best this year.  Mr. Smarty pants with another 4.0 to add to his collection. Modern Band performance at the talent show.  Mrs. Harvey offered a modern…

Final Day in Munich

Our last day in Munich started with us cooking breakfast in the Guest Kitchen. This was such a fun feature of our hotel! We were all ready for a break from bread so we had scrambled eggs, kartofulpoffer, fresh berries and juice. It was protein heaven for our carb soaked bodies. We stopped to show…

Neuschwanstein and Highline 179

Unbeknownst to us, Monday, Jan 6th was the Bavarian holiday of Epiphany. This meant that once again, grocery stores and shops were closed for the day. This didn’t throw too big a wrench into our plans—we ate breakfast at the hotel and snuck some sandwiches to eat for lunch later. We called them our pocket…

Spy Museum and Mauer Park Fleamarket

Saturday we took the kids to the Deutsches Spionage Museum. This was pretty fun, and would have been even more fun if it wasn’t so crowded. The two run away hits were the lie detector test and the laser maze. Then the kids all dressed up as spies for some pictures. We had planned on…

Tagging the Berlin Wall and Spreewald

Jan 2 was one of my favorite days of the trip. We got breakfast and lunch food at REWE and then all met up at a spray paint shop called Writer’s Corner. Nat and I got a little lost along the way when we had to stop to take care of Simon but eventually we…

First Day of 2020 in Berlin

Jan 1, 2020 was our day to explore Berlin. We slept in and let the kids play together all morning. The city was pretty quiet, with most stores and shops being closed down for the holiday. We started in the picturesque Nicholaiviertel and made our way to Berliner Dom. Rusty and Josh, my parents and…

NYE in Berlin

The last day of 2019 had us on the road to Berlin. After a quick stop to drop stuff at the adult hotel we arrived at Carlie’s around 4:00pm. The reunion was awesome. The kids were so excited and happy to be all together again. They all hadn’t seen each other since before Car and…

Winter Trip Munich/Salzburg

Usually I do my trip posts day by day.  But, this time I’m condensing into 3.  Munich/Salzburg, Berlin, Neuschwanstein/Munich. I wrote all the entries on the plane home. I’m going to try and condense and use only my very favorite pictures and see if I can get this thing done in one hour.  Timer starts…