Friday, March 26, 2010


Terry left this morning for field training.. bummer. He's supposed to be gone for about 30 days, but there's a good possibility that he'll be home between the 14th - 18th for Spring Break. So yeah, it's not too terribly bad.

Anyways, how did mine and Nathyn's first day alone go? AWFUL! It was a disaster. He threw up, dog pooped on the floor, the other dog got into EVERY thing and made a huge mess. So I crated him for a little while.
I swear I'm gonna lose 20 pounds this month taking them dogs up and down the stairs (hooray for the 4th floor apartment, right?) 6 times a day! I'm used to doing it maybe twice, Terry normally does that! However, I'm hopeful that one disastrous day is not setting the scene for weeks to come. I stayed positive.

Then I went to take a shower. Shame on me, I left a sicky 3 year old unattended. I came out to find this...
Apparently he was hungry. Mind you, this is AFTER I almost burnt our kitchen down making him some soup... Cheers to a better tomorrow!

P.S. Our household goods are in Germany! Just waiting for them to be cleared through customs, then I can make an appointment for delivery! [Insert a leap for joy HERE]

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Bubba makes PTs look gooood!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I finally remembered to take my camera with me when we went to downtown Baumholder yesterday. We only walked the main road, got something to eat, had ice-cream ( see here ), and dropped my wedding set off at a jewelry shop to get a quote on having my diamond replaced (I go back on Friday to get the prices and pick a diamond).The main road.
Spiral stair case and a pay phone.

We found this little "bridge" thing that you can walk out onto that overlooks a little park-like area with a [neglected] pond.
And HOORAY! I found another Thrift Shop! I have yet to come across it when it's actually open though... maybe someday soon I'll drag our butts downtown early enough to make it there.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Italian ice cream parlors (Eisdielen) have been popular in Germany since the 1920s, when many Italians immigrated and set up business. As in Italy itself, ice cream is considered a traditional dessert and the ice cream at an Eisdiele is still mostly hand-made.

Today we had the pleasure of eating some delicious Eis downtown after our doctor's appointments. It was SO delicious! One difference between this "Italian" ice cream compared to American ice cream sundaes? Our ice creams had the whipped cream on the bottom under the ice cream, rather than on top. I actually liked it better that way!

Terry and I shared a "Spaghetti Eis".
Whipped cream topped with vanilla ice cream (strung like spaghetti noodles) covered in strawberry sauce and sprinkled with coconut (the "Parmesan cheese"). Isn't it adorable?? And it was SOOOO delicious!

Nathyn had a "Mickey Maus Eis".

It's adorable! And he LOVED it.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Nathyn made his first sandwich all by himself! He didn't ask, which wasn't cool, but it was SO cute that I had to let him finish.He was might proud of himself in the end! [sigh] Where have the years gone??

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


My husband knows how to sew??? Apparently the Army taught him... who knew? :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


I finally made it out the front gate! On Saturday we went to Ramstein with one of Terry's sergeants and a few of his buddies and it was SOOO nice to get out! We drove to Ramstein, about 20 minutes down the Autoban. Tons of people have asked me about the Autoban since I've been here, and I'm sure they think a lot like I did before I got here. I thought it was some super ginormous high-tech fancy freeway that you can fly down as fast as you want like a racetrack, but boy was I wrong! There are rules! Drive in the right lane, left lane is used for passing only. And here's what it looks like.
2 lanes, with a merging lane on the right from an on-ramp.
Pretty boring huh? Anyways, we went to the PX in Ramstein and HOLY MOLY, I was in HEAVEN! It's like a mall, it so HUGE! It seriously puts an PX I've ever been to to shame. There's a food court (we had fish & chips) and TONS of little stores but nothing is as wonderful as the PX. It's bigger than any SUPER Walmart I've ever been to! Now I have even more of a reason to save for a car and get my license here! I have to go back!
Completely UNHEALTHY, I know. But it was OH-SO delicious!
Anyway, Terry hollered at me for not taking pictures on the way there so I snapped a few on the way back. PLEASE excuse the horrible quality, I was shooting from the car, through a dirty window! Anyways, here's a little of Germany. Enjoy!
Another shot on the Autoban.
These things are everywhere... for electricity? I have not idea. But I like them, they're HUGE!
Along side the Autoban. All the little cities/villages here look the same to me. But I love them, too!
Back in our little town.
Saturday night Jess (Terry's buddy's girlfriend & Native German) and I went wandering the streets of Baumholder. It was exciting to actually see what this town had to offer. We stopped in at a little pub and I introduced her to a Long Island Iced Tea, and after we went to have a Kebab, and let me tell you, it was WAY more delicious fresh than when we have it delivered. YUM! She lives in Paderborn, about 5 hours from here. I can't wait until she visits again so we can wander some more. That and she teaches me German. I'll be a pro in no time! ;)

Thursday, March 11, 2010


To my best friend, Shana! I hope your birthday is full of love and all that other good stuff! I miss you BFF!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Yay! I finally got a new lens. Well, I got two actually, as well as a couple filters. I'm SO excited. I've been so busy that I haven't had the time to really check them out yet, but now that things have calmed down around here these new babies are going to get my full attention! Now I need a tripod though. This lens in particular is very long and even though I don't shake much, the slightest movement in my hand can cause a serious blur! ugh.

Here's the picture I took out of my window the day after I got here. I zoomed in as far as the lens would go. The arrow is pointing to a clock down in town. You can click the picture to enlarge it to see the clock tower a little better.
This is the picture I took the other day when I opened my new lens from the same window and the clock tower is very noticeable now.. I zoomed in as far as the lens would allow. No cropping or zooming in editing. AMAZA-ZING!
I can't wait to learn more! Next month I will be ordering a "How to" photography book series. It's very reasonably priced and is easily understandable for a beginner such as myself that knows pretty much nothing. I'm very eager to better myself and have LOTS of research to do!

Monday, March 1, 2010


Yes, the weather here has a personalitly disorder! One day it's snowing, the next bright & shiny, back to snowing, maybe some rain and then there was Sunday.... WIND! We lost power for 2 hours so we spent most of that time in the kitchen window with Nathyn. He laughed and laughed and giggled for the longest time, he was so delighted at the huge gusts of wind! Even more so by the flying paper, leaves, garbage bags and even whole barbeque grills! It was a wonderful afternoon!