Oil Changes & Orthodontia

There’s a title you weren’t expecting to read!  But I promise they have something in common. I know I have been here in Germany for less than a year, and there is no way I can really know or understand the culture about everything yet.  And I probably never will.  But let’s think this through... Continue Reading →


German Christmas for the Win!

It's not that I'm overly competitive... Wait!  I take that back, I totally am. 😳🤣  And Christmas shouldn't be a competition, I get that.  But if it were, GERMANY would win!  This probably doesn't come as a surprise as most of our Christmas traditions seem to  have originated here, but seriously, hands down, the Germans... Continue Reading →

Weihnachtszeit & Light the World

Christmas Time Ok, can I just say how totally excited I am to experience a German Christmas?!  I just am. It seems there is an endless list of German Christmas traditions, and I want to try and adopt, like ALL OF THEM!  And trust me, I'm gonna try. So there's this Facebook Group I'm part... Continue Reading →

Repentance Day

I mean, Happy Thanksgiving! All work holidays here in Germany are religious.  This is so foreign to me coming from the USA where this sort of stuff would come under: separation of church and state.  Our national holidays are much different, like Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Independence Day, & Memorial & Labor Day,... Continue Reading →

The Tuckered Inn is Open

It's a precarious thing, living abroad.  And even more so here in Germany where I do not speak the language.  It sure makes reaching out and being friendly that much more challenging.  It's a delicate balance of wanting to be myself, but wanting to understand and respect the local culture and expectations.  This was a... Continue Reading →

Willkommen zum Herbstmarkt!

Welcome to the Autumn Market! Festivals are a total thing here.  If you can think of an occasion, there's a festival for that.   Here's a link to a list of them, and just from August to December I count roughly 50.  It's just a way of life.  It's super fun, I have to admit.... Continue Reading →

Like a Local

Jaxon wants to show you how he gets to school now that we've settled in a bit.  The First few days I drove him, but driving in downtown cities is a bit of a nightmare.  I can do it, but by the time I come home I feel like I've been to war and back.... Continue Reading →

International School

Emily started school a couple days after the boys.  Since she only has two years of high school left, she chose to attend the International School in Dresden.  Her school is in the Allstadt (or the Old City) across the Elbe.  She walks to school each morning, for now.  She might change her mind once... Continue Reading →

Schule 101

A prereq. for understanding all things German Schools OR A FEW THINGS... I have learned so much about school here, and yet I know I really hardly know anything!  We registered the boys for DAZ (German as a Second Language) program offered at some of the regular schools here shortly after arriving.  However, we registered... Continue Reading →

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