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Surprise!

by Toiny Westberry 29 August 2012
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I am not a morning person.  Not that I think 6 am qualifies as morning anyway, that’s still night.  Regardless of how I feel, the rest of the world seems to think that’s a fine time to get up and start our days.  This week Cole started high school, and we are once again facing […]

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Mr. Chips Goodbye Beer

by Toiny Westberry 11 August 2012
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Before anyone sends me a concerned email, no little boys were actually drinking beer!  Cole is merely holding the glass (okay, okay, he took a sip) to show off a regular beer vs. a giant beer.  For that matter, that’s not even Christian’s beer.  It’s Mr. Chips beer.  We all helped Mr. Chip drink that […]

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Ice Cream after Every Dinner

by Toiny Westberry 8 August 2012

I’m still going through the 700+ pictures from our extended-family weekend.  My mom is anxiously awaiting her photo book, the next best thing to being there.  This one has almost all of us in it.  I miss being in a house with 13 people.  A big part of me loves having a full house.  I […]

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at La Roche en Ardenne

by Toiny Westberry 4 August 2012
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I took 700 pictures last weekend.  700.  I struggled to pick just one for the newsletter.  I really debated putting in the one of my sister, Annelore, right as Soren surprises her.  It wasn’t the big bear hug, or the scruffy beard, that surprised her but the fact that he was there at all!  I […]

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I Miss My Big Boys

by Toiny Westberry 30 June 2012
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We knew all along it was a possibility, and honestly I am not ready to leave Germany let alone pack-up and move.  Earlier this month we got our orders.  Not an extension, but a full consecutive tour.  We are in Germany another three full years. Most of me is really, really happy.  I love my […]

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The American Cemetery in Margraten

by Toiny Westberry 30 May 2012
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I had a hard time writing this today, my hand notwithstanding.  I try to keep politics out of the store, and have it be a welcoming place for everyone.  But I am a soldiers wife.  I am soon to be a soldiers mother.  It is because of the military I am in Germany.  Politics are […]

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Flying Space Available

by Toiny Westberry 19 May 2012
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While we love being stationed in beautiful Germany, one of the major downsides is how far we are from family.  Our parents, my sister, our big boys. This is especially difficult when it comes to big events.  Events we really, really want to be at, like Soren’s graduation two weeks ago.  It is not cheap […]

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San Francisco

by Toiny Westberry 16 May 2012
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It seems jet lag coming back from the states is much worse than going to the states.  Cole & I especially are struggling with getting our eyes open in the mornings, then keeping them open when late afternoon hits.  I would complain, but, well, I not only got to see my oldest son graduate college, […]

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Thank God for the Americans

by Toiny Westberry 29 February 2012
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We are in week 5 of strep, colds & viruses at my house.  There has been someone home sick keeping me company for weeks.  As much as I love my family, I’m going a little stir crazy.  Thankfully my husband is not currently deployed, and he is just as ready to get down & dirty […]

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Cirque Dreams

by Toiny Westberry 25 February 2012
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In my excitement to share about our Fat Tuesday parade, I completely skipped over our other exciting day this week. On Monday Armed Forces Entertainment brought a FREE show to all the military families in the Stuttgart community. My entire family was against going. Unlike me, with my great love for Cirque du Soleil, the […]

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