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World Travels

The Beginning… Life in Lithuania.

It's been a week since we arrived in Vilnius, Lithuania. I can't believe I'm typing that... it's crazy how quickly time flies when you're having fun and trying to figure out life in a different country. Our first week looked like Moving into our new house! We got super lucky and were able to be picked up at the airport and moved right into our new house. Our air shipment was actually waiting for us in our garage! We had great sponsors they packed our frig full of great food and brought some things ove[...]

McAnally Life Update

The McAnally Life Cliff Notes... So much has happened... I'll be honest since we moved from Ljubljana, Slovenia back to Monterey, California I needed a life break! I put my blog on the back burner and I focused on my career, family, and had a baby. In November 2017 we moved back to Monterey, California from Ljublijana, Slovenia. We thought this was the best place to move our children back to after a year of living abroad. We also knew we'd have friends from previous duty stations also getting stat[...]

Venice, Italy

  Tyler's parents came to visit us in Slovenia in October, and the one thing that they really really wanted to do was go to Venice, Italy. We were lucky enough to only live 2 hours away, and it was so close I honestly couldn't say no.  Below is everything I did/wish I would have done. I hope this list makes visiting Venice with your children easier. It's so crowded! I feel like Venice has more Americans squeezed into that tiny city than any city in America! I'm not even kidding, it was like I drove[...]

Budapest, Hungary

When we travel with our children we try to do things that are educational, and fun with our children. Tyler loves to go to museums and tends to do these things while the children are napping during the day. During the day while the children are up we try to do things as a family that we would all enjoy! Budapest, Hungary made this very very easy!  Budapest, Hungary has been the one place in Europe next to Spain that I really really really wanted to visit! Sadly we were unable to make it to Spain this ye[...]

Garmisch, Germany

The boys and I left on Thursday (last week) to head up to Germany and pick up Tyler and head out on our week long adventure to the northern European countries above Slovenia. (Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary) I thought I would do this adventure a little different and write a blog post about each city and country that we visited. (It's a lot of information!) On Thursday I kept Heath home from preschool and let Nolan go to school for a half day, and miss on Friday. The following week he was out on Fall bre[...]

London, England with Two Children under 4!

London was sooooo much fun! I'm not one to like the normal "tourist sites" or the "big cities" that everyone visits! I tend to enjoy the more low-key, small countries that don't get much credit. However, London threw that all out the window, and I'm so glad that it did! I LOVED it!  Where do I begin... Let's see we flew out to London on Wednesday, and Tyler arrived on Tuesday which worked out great because he got to see and do everything he wanted to do before we arrived. The boys and I arrived v[...]

Parenting in Slovenia

If you love the boy's shirts we Brand Rep for Pineapple Pancake Kids: https://www.etsy.com/shop/pineapplepancakekids When we first moved to Slovenia in December one thing that Tyler and I noticed right off the bat were Slovenian's have the most well-behaved children and dogs! I'm not even kidding, I had to search hard one day to see a screaming child. After many days of realizing that my children were the only children that were screaming, not listening, and or a total train wreck. I set out to figure out w[...]

Belgrade, Serbia

It's beginning to get really hard picking a favorite city! I mean come on I LOVE Bosnia, I LOVE Slovenia, I LOVE Serbia, we really haven't visited a place that I'm not in LOVE with! It's a GREAT problem to have considering all these places are places we could live for three years.  However, Serbia definitely left a special place in my heart! In Slovenia we have a nanny Natalija (really a good friend) that watches Heath during the day twice a week, so I can go out in town, run errands, have coffee wi[...]