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World Travels

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[...]

Spilt, Croatia

We stopped in the city of Spilt, Croatia on our way to Montenegro, and it proved to be a great decision! I'm so happy that we got to spend the day in Spilt or "The Spilt" as I called it all day haha It was driving Tyler crazy! I thought it was hilarious and I tried very hard to drop "the" but just couldn't seem to drop "the" ha Poor Tyler.  We stayed at Hotel Luxe it was in the perfect location and had a parking lot! If you plan on renting a car or driving yourself I HIGHLY recommend staying[...]

Sarajevo, Bosnia

  Sarajevo, Bosnia is my FAVORITE city on Earth!! Yes! It beats Ljubljana, Slovenia, Monterey, CA, and even my hometown! It’s the town of my dreams! It’s fantastic, and I’m going to tell you why. So when Tyler first told me we were heading to Bosnia, I was like, uhhh I don’t want to go. When I mentioned Bosnia, people gave me weird looks and always said how dirty it was and how much cigarette smoke was in that city. They were right!  What they didn’t tell me was how cool it was. In wh[...]

Austria, Germany, and Italy Oh My!

This past week we traveled to Garmisch Germany! OMG!!  BEAUTIFUL it definitely lived up to its hype! The boys and I had a BLAST! We went into town and ate at a local cafe, walked around and took lots of pictures, I also got brave enough to take them both sledding by myself on the Alps!!  We stayed at the Edelweiss lodge in Garmisch, Germany. GREAT location, super close to EVERYTHING, it was a 2-second drive to the ski slopes, and seconds away from places to eat, and walk around.  O[...]

Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb is the capital city of Croatia; it is also the largest city in the country. When I discovered that we would be traveling to Zagreb, I got on the internet and tried my VERY hardest to find kid-friendly activities to do in the city with the boys while Tyler was working. Sadly tho, I came up short! It was nearly impossible to find any information in English, and even when I did find articles in English, it was mainly about the museums, city, and nature during the summer, NOT the dead of winter! So here I[...]

A Taste of The States

We've lived in Slovenia now for exactly 2 months! As I've said before, living here is really not that difficult. I have, however, found myself missing things that are very common in The United States but not so common in Slovenia. You can only imagine how happy I was to finally have some things I'd missed in a care package from my mom and mother-in-law. It was Christmas in our house on Wednesday, and I may have almost cried! Ha  Below is a list of everyday things in The United States that can't really b[...]

Lake Bled

We decided as a family that for every birthday we will travel somewhere and have lots of FUN! For Heath's birthday, we did just that! We traveled a whopping 30 mins to Lake Bled and met our close friends Natalie, Shawn, and their dog Fang from Germany. We spent the weekend exploring, and relaxing in the little town of Lake Bled. Lake Bled is a lake in Julian Alps, in the northwestern region of Slovenia. The lake surrounds the island that is home to the Church of the Assumption which dates back from the 17t[...]

Part 1: Nolan’s First Week of Slovenian School

When I was in Monterey, we had a WONDERFUL group of Foreign Area Officers' spouses. One of the HOT TOPICS was where to send your children to school. Do you send them to QSI (International School), or do you send them to a school in that country? (Full Immersion) It seemed to me like many moms in class were a little leery of sending their children to an entire immersion school. I'll admit, I was scared of the unknown as well. However, when we got to Slovenia, I realized that the international school was a tad[...]

Jet Lag and Small Children

Jet Lag is a REAL thing! It doesn't just affect sleeping, it affects eating, your mood, and how you generally feel. Combine that with a two-year-old that's already on an emotional roller coaster, and you get a hurricane of emotions. Let me paint you a picture. (Night 1) At this point, I have not been to sleep in 30 hours, and Tyler may have had 2 hours of sleep. We both decided to keep the kids up and pretend as tho it was a regular day without an 8 hour time change. This strategy worked for Nolan (our 4-yea[...]