One Month in Germany

Jet Lag

One month ago, yesterday, we arrived in Germany, disheveled, exhausted, bleary-eyed, and slightly bewildered.  As we were herded through customs with other PCSing families in what felt like a scene from The Walking Dead, all of us mumbling, dazed, and stumbling like zombies from the awkward weight of our luggage, I caught my first glimpse of our new area through the foggy terminal windows. […]

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Progress, Preparation and Pretzels

Pretzels, Germany

Since I last wrote, things have been falling into place rather quickly.  With orders in hand, we’ve scheduled dates to have our household goods and unaccompanied baggage packed and picked up, made our travel and temporary lodging arrangements, and the boys received their blue passports (for leisure travel) in the mail. We’ll be leaving a […]

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How My Husband Surprised Me With News of His Next Duty Station

OCONUS PCS, Germany, Military Life, Moving

Valentine’s day started with a few comfortable clichés. We exchanged cards and chocolate, and I made heart-shaped pancakes with strawberries for breakfast. My husband and I had originally planned to order take out to eat alone together after the boys had gone to bed that night, but when my sister-in-law generously offered to hang out with them […]

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When Home is Not a Place

Before moving away to college, I’d only known two houses as home, and they sat just across town from one another. Eighteen years surrounded by familiar faces, places and the handful of friends I’d made when I was still in diapers. My husband, on the other hand, spent most of his childhood moving from one […]

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