Another one has come and gone, truly hard to believe, particularly since I spent this entire one in a foreign country (ok, so I went home twice, I’m spoiled). At the beginning of 2012, I was excited to be back in Germany, travel some more, and meet more great people, but at that point, I had no idea I would still be here, living on my own, working a real job (no offense to au pairing – that was THE life). Anyway, this may bore the crap out of y’all, but for me, it was so fun to go through old posts, reflect on awesome memories, realize how much has happened this year, and be astounded by how fast life moves and changes come.
began German classes – traveled to Porto, Portugal – my Eli and his Giants won the Super Bowl – went to a Karlsruhe SC football game -cooked Valentine’s dinner with friends – celebrated my first Fasching - ice skated on a swimming pool
bought and constructed my bike - room renovations – adventures at the german doctor- celebrated my second Thanksgiving in Germany (twice)
began Stamp of Approval Saturdays – visited the Strasbourg Christmas Market and got stuck there for the night - traveled to Amsterdam for a fun weekend with friends - Karlsruhe Christmas Market excursions – said goodbye to good friends – flew home and surprised my mom - returned to Deutschland