This is how Winky feels about our big move. We leave Germany in 2 days. We will drive through France (and stay 2 nights), and then on to England. If anyone tells you that traveling with 5 animals is easy, they are lying. It is sooo hard...but totally worth it. Think happy thoughts for me, please. I am going to need it 😂😑😂 #lort #sendhelp
When your dog is clingy AF 😂😆😍 *shout out to my gorgeous ring, making an appearance in the photos. It was my grandmothers. I try to wear something of hers regularly to honor her memory. This ring is one of my favorite things she owned ♡ #winkybeanies #deafdogsareawesome
Meanwhile, at this year's Rosenmontag parade in Germany...😂😂🤣 I. AM. DEAD.
Green Juice for lunch and the adorable hen I found for 8 euros...what my dreams are made of. 😍😆
This picture is not a portrayal of real life...I am typically the one on the throne 😂 *A little fact* King Richard, The Lionheart, reportedly was held prisoner in this castle. #burgtrifels #queenandrea #germany #castles
The movers came today. They packed up all of our things and are shipping it to England. In two weeks my family and I will, once again, start a new life in a new country. I have lived in Germany for 4 years. In that time, I was able to finally understand German (and awkwardly speak it), make new friends, and explore places I never thought I would see. I feel very, very lucky and blessed to live this life. But that doesn’t mean I don’t get stressed or sad or overwhelmed. Adjusting to the culture shock, starting over, trying to make new friends, and saying goodbye to a house I will never live in again is SO hard. Every time we move, I give myself a grace period of one month to wallow in self pity, be sad, and whine about how hard it is to adjust to a new culture. And then I pick myself up and move on with life. As we were leaving our house today, our elderly German neighbor gave us a set of antique wine glasses with the name of our village stamped on it. It was such a sweet gesture, and I will treasure that gift forever. Now I’m off to relax after a loooong day. I am exhausted. 😩😝
When you stumble across a group of papier-mache men playing instruments, you naturally join in on the fun and conduct those bad boys. I know they appreciated my expertise 😝 #burglichtenberg #germany
My family and I move out of our house tomorrow. I am both sad and excited. And stressed beyond belief. I am going to miss my house and my village. I am especially going to miss the nature in Germany. I snapped this photo this morning as I realized it will be a long time before I see these woods again. 😣😭 Now on to new adventures!!