Food: Amsterdam Part 2

In addition to the big box stores, I made several stops at the Marqt markets.  They are all over Amsterdam and I would liken them to either Fresh Market from back in Indiana.  First, I will say the Marqt was much more expensive than Albert Heijn. …

Food: Amsterdam Part 1

Amsterdam reminds me a lot of back home. You’ll find mostly grocery stores here, not little markets. From our time here, I can say there are really two types of grocery stores.  You’ll find the big box stores and then the little specialty stores. We…

Family: Amsterdam

From the day we started planning our trip, Amsterdam was one of the cities I was most looking forward to and I gotta say, she did not disappoint. I think I will    Here’s are my research findings: Work hours are much more relaxed in…

Let’s Have A BBQ

Yeah, sure, that sounds lovely, right? I should probably start by saying, we have a gas grill back in Indiana, I’ve never attempted to start a charcoal grill by myself, and the Amsterdam house only has a charcoal grill. All that aside, I’m a smart, intelligent, strongwilled…

Blanket Emergency

Nolan has always been a super independent kid. He’s strong-willed and very socially aware, but don’t be fooled, he still a sweet, cuddly kid that needs his blanket and Happy when it’s time for bed.  Happy is a stuffed bear from our family trip to Georgia…

Faith: Amsterdam

In London, Faith was one of my harder topics to write, but in Amsterdam, I think it’s going to be one of the easiest. So here’s the thing about the Dutch, they are not a religious culture.  It didn’t take me long to realize the…

All Things The Incredibles 2

Nolan is currently obsessed and I do mean obsessed with the Incredibles.  When I was at the Asics store a couple weeks ago they had a display of Incredibles themed shoes. I took a picture and showed Nolan, ever since he’s been asking about the…

The Comforts of Home

For the most part, we’ve done really well with making ourselves at home in both London and Amsterdam. The houses are cozy, we’ve unpacked quickly, and we’ve adjusted into our living space well. We’ve even shipped a few things back to the US that we decided…

A Perfect Saturday

It sounds exciting — traveling for a year, visiting 12 cities, spending a month in each location. Imagine the place you will go, the people you’ll meet, and the coffee you’ll enjoy.  Yes, that is all true, but the adventure happens mixed within the routine…