I found some cute fabric at Walmart so I made James a new Thanksgiving bandana this year. It has turkeys and pumpkins on it and it says “Gobble” all over it and I thought that was so cute! We are heading to a buffet for Thanksgiving dinner. We haven’t done that since we lived in…
Those random days off throughout the year
Christmas Dog Garland
My friend Jen told me about this Christmas garland at Michael’s with Poodles on it. Of course, I had to go look at it. The garland has 7 dogs featured and the white Poodle is in the middle. The 6 foot garland at Michaels is $20 but if you go during a sale, it is…
Rabbit Halloween Costume for James
James has a pumpkin costume and a few other fun costumes he wears during his therapy dog work. But when I saw this Playboy Bunny costume in the store the other day I knew I had to get it for James. The ears had pink sequins but turned around, they were white. And the pink…
Happy Halloween 2019
We will probably have a quiet Halloween today. But if that changes, I will let you know! Remember last year, when we were in Germany, and we were caught without candy? We got toilet-papered! Here are some photos we took the other day of James with his Halloween bandana. The leaves are changing and it…
Independence Day 2019
Happy 4th of July! We are celebrating with friends today and we will post more of those adventures later. I realized we never posted this photo of James from Independence Day 2017 when we lived in Georgetown, Washington, DC. We lived right next to the Dodge Mansion and the owner always decorated his house for…
James 9th Birthday Portraits
Back in April, James celebrated his 9th birthday. James was quite sick on his birthday so we didn’t take any official birthday portraits until the end of May. James is doing much better and he looks great! Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.
Happy 9th Birthday James!
Today is Saturday April 13, 2019 and it is James’ 9th birthday! I am sure he had a party in mind. Or at least some fetch or frisbee. But James has been sick for a few weeks now. It started with his anal glands that we posted about here on the blog. Then just as…
We Planted Our Christmas Tree
We celebrated Christmas 2018 in our beautiful Airbnb in Weimar, Germany. James got some gifts and we watched a few silly Christmas movies. We bought a little Conifer tree at the Blumen shop for our Christmas tree. Since it was a live tree in a pot with dirt, we hated to just leave it behind….
What Did James get for Christmas in 2018?
h We celebrated Christmas in Germany this year. We were in a beautiful house in Weimar. It had a fireplace, a huge TV and a huge couch. James got a few gifts to open on Christmas morning. What do you think he got? If you haven’t seen last year’s video of James opening his Christmas…
Happy New Year 2019!
Happy New Year from Germany! Wow, it is 2019! Here in Germany, New Year’s Eve is called Silvester. I love seeing holiday traditions and I knew something had to be up with a pig in Germany because I was seeing pigs all over the stores mixed in with the remaining Christmas decorations and candies. Here…
Niklolaustag (Nicholas Day) in Germany
Here in Germany, today is Sankt Nikolaustag, or St. Nicholas Day. St. Nikolaus is known as the patron saint of children. and he is credited with many miracles on his feast day of December 6th. St. Nikolaus resembles a bishop in his long red coat, white pointed hat and a gold staff. He goes house…
Sinterklaas and Chocolate Letters
We are in The Netherlands and we are seeing chocolate letters EVERYWHERE. Why? Because Sinterklaas (aka Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas) and his helper Zwarte Piet deliver them to you on the eve of Sinterklaas’ birthday – known as Pakjesavond! Here in The Netherlands, the Dutch celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day and…
Sinterklaas Arrives in Holland
We were walking James on a cold Saturday morning here in the Netherlands and we decided to walk through the town square of Gouda since it is right by our Airbnb and we wanted to see what people were selling at the market (Thursdays are the big cheese market days). We noticed flags in all…
Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you are having a wonderful 2018!
Toilet-Papered on Halloween!
Remember yesterday I said we got stuck without candy on Halloween? Well our cute little trick-or-treater playfully toilet-papered our doorstep! I thought it was so cute and funny!
Holidays in Europe
One thing we weren’t prepared for in Europe was holidays. Holidays where everything is closed. Today is Halloween. In Georgetown, we were prepared with LOTS of candy. But here in Europe we didn’t think Halloween was really celebrated like it is in the US. Last year, we were in Austria. I remember walking along Mariahilfer…
Who is La Befana?
We are in Treviso, Italy and this Saturday is Epiphany. All over town we see vendors selling stockings and socks (like we have for Christmas Eve in the United States) and we see lot of candy and what
Target – Valentine Napkins
One US store I really miss is Target and their holiday items! They always have cute holiday clothing, kitchen items, party supplies, candy and more.
Target has these cute Valentine’s Day napkins and
Thanksgiving in Verona, Italy
I realized that we posted all of our Christmas in Vienna videos but I forgot to show our Thanksgiving in Verona! This video is all about FOOD haha!
Our 15th Wedding Anniversary
I forgot to post last month about our 15th wedding anniversary on December 14th. We went ice skating in Vienna for our anniversary. But another fun thing was a Just Married book I got for Chris. I was