Monday, August 3, 2009

One Year in Germany

One year ago yesterday we left our family and friends to start a new adventure in Germany. What a year it has been! With lots of ups and downs, fantastic trips and learning to live in another country on a daily basis, it has definitely been the epitome of an ADVENTURE. Even though there have been difficult times, I am still very grateful for this adventure. It is a way to explore and travel throughout Europe while experiencing every-day life and every moment with my amazingly wonderful husband. There are definitely those days when I long for our family, friends, my job/clients, Mexican food, Target, Hobby Lobby, Swimming Pools, American television, seeing a movie when it first comes out in the theaters instead of weeks later, Lions Head, barbecues, Sonic, fried okra, my mom's cooking, Brandii's pretzels........ You see where I'm going with this ;)

I know that our life here is short, but God has blessed us with this amazing new life. So I am learning to enjoy it and this experience because it is definitely an adventure of a life time.

God is good, boy is He ever!


So with that being said I thought I'd share our first year in Germany. And what better way to do that than ..... you guess it.... through LOTS O' PICTURES!

If you are not one for pictures, you might want to just stop here ;) I post loads of pictures so that I can have these memories documented for the future.

12 Months in Germany

August 2008


September 2008


October 2008



November 2008



December 2008



January 2009


February 2009



March 2009



April 2009



May 2009



June 2009



July 2009



Hope you all enjoyed our year in pictures! Here's to many many more wonderful years.

Have a great Monday!


31 comments:

lesley said...

Wonderful recap! It definitely looks like you guys have had a great time and it's so neat what you've been able to experience while there that you never would have otherwise! :)

Gleatie said...

I can't believe it has been a whole year! Love the pictures!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Yay for a year!

Kaci said...

Wow a whole year!! Exciting! Love the pics...ya'll are so cute! :) XOXO

New Girl on Post said...

What a year it has been for you guys.

Question: How do you guys get so many pics of ya'll together. Do you just ask people? Or do you have a tripod. I'm always nervous asking people cause I'm afraid they'll take off with my camera.

C said...

WOw, can't believe you've been there that long! Looks like an amazing time!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love picture recaps!

d.a.r. said...

Wow, what an amazing year!!

katie + bret said...

What a great year and what great pictures! I am glad you are taking Germany in and enjoying your time there.

You are right - You and your hubs are very blessed. :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Love the pictures! I'm glad you've had a great adventurous year!

morewineplease said...

AWW! I kind of feel like I have been on some of this journey with you! Love the pics!

Megan said...

Wow a full year! It looks like you guys are having the time of your lives!

jlc said...

I can't believe it's been a year!! and oh my goodness... i think that means i've been FOLLOWING you for that long... crazy!!!

jlc said...

I can't believe it's been a year!! and oh my goodness... i think that means i've been FOLLOWING you for that long... crazy!!!

Lindsey said...

Happy 1 year in Germany! What a great post, I love all the pictures!

MRS Jen McNeil said...

Happy 1 YEAR! im wayyy exicted to get there and seeing all your pictures just makes me more excited!!!

I have a few questions.....whats up with missing BBQ's? Are you not allowed to have them there or something? And this is a silly question, but whats the TV like there if your missing american TV???

Kelley said...

i love this post! You guys have certainly had quite the adventure! I loved getting to see the pics!

Rebecca said...

From the pictures it looks like you've had a great year!

Annie said...

what a cute post filled with so many cute pictures! i love it!
glad you two have been enjoying your time over there! hopefully many more adventures to come! :)

lola said...

Wow. When you look back through all of those photos you must have so many great memories that come rushing back. :) Congrats on a fun first year!

jen + ryan said...

i would LOVE an adventure like that! :)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

i love your perspective and I LOVE your pics!! what a great year!!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Holy cow. I seriously want that pretzel in the first picture. And a glass of wine. :)

Love the pictures! What an amazing journey together!

Demara said...

Congratulations on the one year!!

Life is truly an adventure and you two are living it up :)

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

Looks like an awesome year! You have been making the most of your time. Yeah!

My name is Megan... said...

I always enjoy your pictures! Looks like it has been a great year!! What a fun experience!

Abbie said...

Well congrats on your big one year European anniversary! I'd be lying if I said I don't think about how sweet it would be to live there every time I read your blog! Basically I use all of your pictures and posts as propaganda for Ryan and me to start planning a trip! Haha!

(Sorry I'm so behind...I didn't have any internet while I was on vacation!)

Lil' Woman said...

Love all the pictures! :)
Looks like you and Jon had a great year! : )

valerie said...

I can't believe it's already been a year.
You've had some wonderful experiences for sure.
And, I LOVE pictures. (you know that)
Yes, God is good.
Love,
Val

Ace said...

Great pics!

something for you on my blog!

Andrea said...

Wow! You have done quite a bit in this past year! We have been here two years and it took me quite a while to get settled...and of course kid/school-related activities seem to take over somehow :(.

Have a great next year!