Our Home Away From Home

Well, today our family is complete. J got here around lunch time. We immediately got down to business and accomplished a few major things. I think Coco was the most excited. She was leaping through the apartment like a gazelle. If you are wondering where we are staying, we are in a 2 bedroom apartment in Kindsbach until we get our furniture. It’s cute, and I get to watch the kids in the park from my window with my coffee (so does Coco). I also got to walk to the bakery just a block away this morning. It is such a quaint village. I keep hearing Belle from Beauty and the Beast in head singing, “Little town. It’s a quiet village.” It’s one of my favorite movies, but I seriously feel like I am in a fairy tale. The church is in the center of town, and I absolutely adore the sound of the church bells. It’s quite the change from the CVS and Honda dealership noise I used to get. Nothing is simple here, yet everything is simple. Crazy, I know. There is no Walmart or Target to run to down the street. I realize how spoiled I am now. I also realize how well Germans take care of their stuff and their environment, and how Americans have a long way to go. While I am still adjusting, going to the new house makes me so unbelievably peaceful. The trees, the National Park in my backyard, the village, and the house itself make me relax. I have needed this for such a long time. My whole family needs this. I can’t wait for us to move in and get into a routine. Here’s some pics so you can see what our new world looks like.

Apartment kitchen

Apartment kitchen

Apartment Deck

Apartment Deck

Our view

Our view

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Fresh pretzels from the German bakery

Coco watching the kids play

Coco watching the kids play

Our new home away from home

Our new home away from home

2 Thumbs Up & a Pose

2 Thumbs Up & a Pose

 

Our new street

Our new street

National park trail right behind the house

National park trail right behind the house

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Life Unraveled

Well, hi there! Welcome to my little spot of the world where I plan on sharing my so called military life with friends and family. I have been traveling the US for the last almost 9 years with my husband as he pursues his military career. So where does that leave me? Well, it leaves me frazzled most of the time, but it also leaves me with lifelong friends and fun I never imagined having. I chose Fahrenheit2Celcius as my blog name because we just crossed the pond and moved to Germany and everything here is in Celsius. It’s also a play on my love of baking and food.
My world is upside down right now. I moved by myself with 2 kids and one dog to a strange country where I know 3 people. Let me tell you, 3 is way better than none! For those of you who think you can’t do something, like move overseas by yourself with your kids, think again. You might find yourself doing it anyway. Mr. J is still back in the states for a TDY (temporary duty station for your non military folks or aka a conference). Yep, you read that right. That is a whole other post. But really, who does that?!!! Can you tell how annoyed I am? Well, I guess if he must he must. One of the first things I learned as a military spouse is that the military pretty much owns you, not just him. It’s hard to build a career for yourself when you move every 3 years, but you do build character, strength, endurance, and some pretty awesome kids along the way. This life is not for the faint at heart. God made me stubborn and strong willed for a reason. I guess it just may have been to live this life.
For those of you that know me pretty well, you know that I love food, cooking, wine, and traveling. I plan on sharing all of our adventures over here so I am not clogging up my social media pages so much.
See ya around!
BB