Switzerland has been on my bucket list for a while! Somehow it took almost 3 years to get there, even though we're just a 2 hour drive from the border. We visited the beautiful city of Bern. It's a small city with a great view of the mountains. This was Will and I's first experience being in a city with German as the main language. It definitely made it interesting navigating our way around the city and trying to read signs. It was a little chilly, but the beautiful fall colors made up for the temperature.
There were dozens of statues like this around the city.
The Alps were beautiful from this view.
There were lots of stores and restaurants under ground along the main city streets.
is a pastor in Switzerland and that church and state are one in the city of Bern. The city pays him to pastor at a church there and Bern is one of the only cities left in Switzerland where church and state are not separated.
Here are pictures from the light show the city puts on in the fall.
Will and I were enjoying all the signs in German on our trip!
We had a great end of our summer in Lyon, spent enjoying fun adventures, city walks, and delicious food. I love this beautiful city!
We loved boating at the city Park de la tete d'or! Joey had a blast... His first time out on the water :)
We're thankful for this incredible summer that began in the States and ended in Lyon! Now we're ready to enjoy the new things that come with fall. HAPPY FALL Y'ALL!
Will and I had the chance to visit Bruges Belgium when we were in the north of France visiting his family. We spent a day in the little city enjoying all the wonderful things that come with a different European culture. It is a beautiful city with delicious chocolate!
Here are a few pictures from our time in Paris at the end of June.
Will and I had such a great time in Colorado with Leah and Evan!! We hiked, we shopped, we dirtbiked, we got manis & pedis, we played games, we watched movies, we had tons of fun!
Check out my video and pictures below!
BEST VACATION EVER
Family, friends, boating, canoeing, church families, cornhole, fourth of July, pick up trucks, mountains, dirt bikes, football, American food, game nights, hiking, grill-outs, movie nights, bonfires.... Some of the many things that made this trip the BEST VACATION EVER. There's nothing quite like being back home after 2 1/2 years and getting your fill of all your favorite things. I checked all my favorite foods, places, and activities off my list and am already looking forward to the next time I'm back in the States. #MERICA
This trip was a great reminder for Will and I of how many special people we have on the other side of the world that love and care for us. We got to see so many incredible people and were sad that there were many that we still didn't end up getting to see. Our hearts are full.
Below I've added a full video from our adventures in the Cincinnati area, along with many pictures!
I'm extremely delayed in getting this blog post out but in May, Will and I spent my birthday weekend in Spain. We stayed in Roses Spain for a few days and spent a day in a nearby city called Girona. Both were incredibly beautiful and I was so excited to experience the Spanish culture!
In January we did two very typical French things: Skiing and a Professional soccer game. I was new to both, so it was pretty exciting!
Sharing all about our Holidays the past 2 months!
Will's family asked me this year if we could celebrate Thanksgiving, since they had never experienced it before. I was a little overwhelmed by the idea of cooking an entire Thanksgiving meal by myself for 7 people. I spent a few days preparing traditional Thanksgiving dishes and somehow pulled it off! This was also Will's first time cutting a turkey. (Which we had to pre-order because they don't sell them in stores.) It was their first time eating a turkey like this, super fun!
I am really excited to share photos from the very talented Emily Frazer. In the spring, Emily came to France and offered to take photos for Will and I. I love having photos of us in a city that we love so much. Please please go check Emily out. She was incredible to work with and obviously her photos are amazing too! I put some of my favorites below for you to check out!