Welcome to our life!

Hi, I'm Allison! I'm a thirtysomething, freshly baked, stay-at-home mom. I'm originally from Connecticut, now living in Germany, hence the name of the blog. I live in southern Germany with my German husband and our baby boy. Life has turned out to be nothing I ever expected, and am so incredibly happy with it! We certainly do have a lot of laughs! I hope you will enjoy following our new experiences raising a little half American/ half German in a little German town.

Sonntag, 11. Januar 2009

Ready to re-start my life

We're finally back in Germany. I am hoping to stay in this continent until July. Unless, of course, I find myself on a trip to Japan or India, both of which are pretty impossible dreams right now. Instead, I am here re-starting my life. I am re-starting because now, life is getting back to normal, but it is a new normal, because it is without my mom.
Before we left for the States in December, I knew we were heading back for lots of visiting with friends, getting the house ready to sell, and traveling. It was another three weeks of upheval. Now, that it's over, I am back in Germany, ready to try out life without my daily mom phone calls, without worrying about her, and without sharing all my news with my mom. There's a lot that's changed, I have more freedom, yet am weighed down by sadness.
I have good memories of the past three weeks to help bolster me when I am down. We had a wonderful Christmas, lots of fun visiting my father, my aunt and cousins, and my godparents. We went on a fabulous trip to New York City with my cousin Elizabeth, and even saw the Radio City Christmas Show. We shopped and ate in wonderful restaurants. We went to Washington DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Our New Year's celebration at the James Bond gala was so much fun! And of course, just being at home was good for my soul.
There is so much for me to process and 2500 pictures to sort through. Rest assured, I'll be posting all about the trip during the upcoming week!
But for now, its back to normal, just a new version. I'm interested to see what life brings for us this year!


Holly hat gesagt…

Welcome back, Allison. I'm hopefully that 2009 will be kinder and have many wonderful things in store for you and Joern.

Nell and Pat Abroad hat gesagt…

I'm sorry these past couple months have been hard, but it sounds like there are good memories too. Happy to see you back and blogging!

JoernandAllison hat gesagt…

Thank you Holly and Nell! It is really good to be back. Now, I can get back to blogging and catching up on everyone elses! Thank you for your well wishes and support through these past few months.