Take a Hike

First, I really appreciate all the love and support from everyone after my last post. I am doing great post-pulmonary embolism. Aside from my new-found ability to get drunk off of only 1 glass of wine, I feel almost back to normal. I am no longer as tired as I was and I am officially allowed to…

Just Breathe.

Sooooooooo I just got out of the hospital after having a pulmonary embolism (there really is no other way to start a post like this). I wish I could blame my lack of blogging on that but I was only there for three days. As this probably could have been prevented or addressed sooner, I want to share…

Rantypants

It’s Friday and I’m in a mood so I am bringing you the top things I rant about on a constant basis. In the most loving way of course.

2015 Lessons Learned

Today is the last day of 2015 and honestly, I am not one for resolutions. It could be because I forget them as soon as I make them. Instead, I thought we could close out the year with the biggest lessons I learned these past twelve months. Lesson #1 – Stay away from the Special…

Top Ten Reasons to Love Madrid

To celebrate me turning another year older, we jetted off to Madrid for a long weekend. I originally wanted to share 33 reasons why I thought Madrid was awesome (for each of my 33 years) but that seems excessive so here are my top 10ish – in no particular order. 1. The food. I know…

Tis the Season

Lordy be, children. I thought October/November was busy but December has showed no signs of slowing down. As I mentioned in my last post, we finally took a trip back home. We would have preferred to go home for Christmas but flights were 3x more expensive annnnnnd mama poor so we settled for Thanksgiving. The…

Apologies in Advance

We are coming home this weekend for a week and in true Steph and Jerry fashion, we are going to try and fit in as much and as many people as possible. I am already very aware that we will fail to make everyone happy in this, so I just want to apologize in advance…

Friends, Family, and Pumpkins, oh my!

You guys, I promise we haven’t dropped off the face of the planet. The past few weeks have just been b-a-n-a-n-a-s and I’m going to tell you all about it. Let’s start with, what else? Pumpkins! A few years ago, the DC Metro commuter newspaper featured a picture of people racing in huge pumpkins in Ludwigsburg,…

Short Trip to Sappy-Town

For most people, this day is usually one of somber remembrance and reverence about the events that happened in 2001. And it should be. However, personally, I prefer to recall the events of five years ago because on this day in 2010, two glorious things happened. For starters, it was the day that James Madison University…

München Beer Drinking Guide

Today is September 2 and that means Oktoberfest is only a few weeks away! Since this is a time when many people come and visit this fair city, I felt like it might be good to do a post about drinking beer and what to expect. For those of you who have never been to Germany,…

Hodge Podge of Nonsense

I don’t really have a theme for this blog post. It’s literally just a bunch of random things I want to share…from updates on our activities to other little random happenings. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Valpolicella: The other weekend, we road tripped to Valpolicella, Italy (near Verona) for a long weekend with some friends….

Inflammation In My Tear Gland

I need to take a break from our regularly scheduled program of sarcasm and humor to be completely open and honest with you – aka the 7 people who actually read this stream of consciousness (hi mom). I am in a really deep pit of homesickness at the moment. There. I said it. Now you know….