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Life in Haiti

We returned home yesterday from 8 days in sunny Haiti on a mission trip with our church. People keep asking me how my trip was and I don’t know how to answer. It was great! But it was also sad, and hard, emotional, convicting, wonderful… just so many things! Overall, I’m so glad I went and I learned a lot. I plan on writing a few posts about some of the things we did and saw there, but today I wanted to tell you about what life is like in Haiti. It was jarring, and so different from life here in the US. Let me Read More

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s magnificent Fallingwater

I’ve been dreaming of seeing Fallingwater since I was a little girl. I was probably 6 or 7 when I started showing my dad pictures, and begging him to take me. I’ve always had a love of architecture. Some of my favorite features of architecture are balconies, natural light, and the use of stone. I’ve also always loved forests and water. When I was a kid, there was this place I would always go to be alone, that was a huge rock in the middle of a creek in the middle of a forest. I would sit out there and read. Sometimes my brother would Read More

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What I miss about Germany

Before I left Germany, I wrote a blog post about what I missed about the USA. I am SO happy to be back on American soil and to be enjoying those luxuries again. But now that we have been back for 10 months, I’m reminiscing fondly about the things I miss about Germany! Here are a few things on my list. The Running Paths The entire German countryside is a patchwork of paved farm roads which are perfect for running. There are no cars, only horses and the occasional tractor. You could run for miles and miles and miles without having to step foot on Read More

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Our Home in Germany

We live in housing for Americans, so I’m sure that it is different than a German German house would be. But even so, there are lots of differences from our house in the states. Here are some of them: The lightswitches are squares instead of the funny looking things that we’re used to. I like these much better. We have both American outlets and European outlets, so we have no problems plugging in all our stuff. Our heat comes from these units below the windows. The door handles look like this instead of the round US kind. This makes things much easier for Squirrel, and Bunches can’t Read More