After six years in Japan, I live in the German countryside with my husband and two kids. We bought a haus here. Call us crazy. When not worrying that the walls are going to collapse, I happily keep haus amidst a family life of traveling, sports, unfinished craft projects, good food and music, and overflowing bookcases. Just the way we like it.
I have been, very literally, away. In just over two weeks, I saw the first day of The Girl's European soccer tournament, went to Ireland with the fam for five days (more on that soon), and visited Texas for four days to attend my grandmother's funeral. It's been a whirlwind, and next week we'll be heading to Texas again, for the summer.