- I'm convinced that if I didn't like cheese, I'd be 25 lbs. lighter. I walk through the cheese aisle at the grocery store and get giddy with excitement. The sharper or more aged, the better. As much as I wish I hated cheese, I think my world would be so unhappy without it. I need Cheesers Anonymous.
- Anyone else think Bachelor Juan Pablo is a total condescending hypocritical jerkface? After his slut-shaming incident with Clare and the way he talks to the girls ("stop crying now"..."listen to me"..."turn around in that dress mmmmm"), I'm finding it really hard not to want to murder him through my TV. This article totally hits the nail on the head for me. I thought Ben from 3 seasons ago was awful, but JP totally takes the cake. If I wasn't already so invested in watching his season unfold, I'd quit watching. All I've got to say is...RUN, GIRLS, RUN!
- I have a list of baby names locked in the notepad on my iPhone. Anytime I think of or hear of a name I like, I just add it to the list. From time to time, D and I like to go through the list and dream about our someday family.
- I also have a prayer list of things we pray about for our future children. Never too early to ask God for His faithfulness and blessings when it comes to building a family.
- Someone asked me the other day if I was rooting for USA or Germany in the 2014 Olympics. Confession: D and I haven't really been watching the Olympics. GASP! It's true. Our lack of interest is half because it's hard to watch here in Germany (we don't have German TV and I'm not scouring the internet for coverage)...and half because curling, snowboarding, skiing, and skating bore us to tears. The summer Olympics are so much more enjoyable to me. Anyone else not Olympics-obsessed?
- Found this article on BuzzFeed and I'm ashamed at how many pairs I actually owned and wore on a regular basis back in the 90's. I remember begging my mom for #1 and #3 because all the girls as school were wearing them. #14 and #16 happened, too. Ew.
- D and I have already been talking about the next big international trip we'd like to take after our return to the states. We're tossing around Costa Rica, St. Lucia, Belize, or Koh Samui, Thailand. We want a relaxing "no think" beach vacation...something we haven't done since living abroad. Any recommendations, blog world?
- We're also really excited to start traveling more of the USA upon returning home. Neither of us have ever ventured out to the West Coast, so we're looking forward to planning trips to Napa Valley, Vegas, and the Pacific Northwest...among other American destinations. Look out for a post about USA travels coming soon!
- I'm so looking forward to buying new living room and guest room furniture when we move back stateside. Moving every 3 years really takes a toll on your furniture. We have duct tape holding together the lining underneath one of our couches and have so many dents in our coffee table that I can hardly stand to look at the thing anymore. Is it weird that I kind of hope the crates holding our furniture fall off the barge into the ocean during transit? I know...crazy talk. But seriously, we have insurance. ;)
- Anyone ever read Cameron Diaz's Body Book? If so, worth the read or skip it? I really love her as an actress, so I'm interested to see if she's got some genuinely amazing tips. Although, she would probably tell me not to eat cheese. In that case, I could always use another door stop.
- I don't sleep well when we travel. After returning from our 4-day Austrian adventure yesterday evening, I slept 10 interrupted hours last night...likely from being so exhausted and unable to get good sleep in beds that weren't my own. You'd think after 3 years of basically non-stop traveling that my body would quickly adapt to hotel beds and airplane sleeping, but it just doesn't happen. I pretty much run on adrenaline and cappuccinos while traveling.
- On a related note, I feel like traveling is aging me a bit. I've acquired so many more aches, pains, and under-eye bags than I think I would if we weren't on the go so much. Sometimes I need a day or two of recovery after a long stretch of sight-seeing adventures. And massages...lots of massages. Do I think the aching muscles and clicking knees are worth it? ABSOLUTELY.
- Our 10 year high school reunion should be happening this year. We haven't heard about any plans for an actual reunion (which is kind of sad), but the thought of being out of high school for 10 whole years is mind boggling to me. Weren't D and I just passing notes in geometry? Time flies.
- I can't get enough of this Instagram feed. D and I lie in bed at night and stalk these pups. We laugh a little...we cry a little. Makes us miss Tuck a lot...but also reminds us what amazing companions dogs are. And now we want a Weimaraner for Tuck. Having two German dogs would be a great homage to our time in Germany, don't you think? ;)
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