America Trip Part 2: Chicago

The first and only ever time I was in Chicago was with Shane back in 2014, just before we moved to the Netherlands. We were there for our friend Brian’s 30th birthday, and the only thing I really remember is that the famous Bean was right next to our hotel. That, and we all wentContinue reading “America Trip Part 2: Chicago”

Charlotte, NC USA

My instinct for the title of this post was “Eating My Way Through America”, or more accurately, “Eating My Way Through Charlotte”, because I felt like that’s all I wanted to do on this trip home. Since the majority of the food I ate ended up in my stomach before I remembered to take aContinue reading “Charlotte, NC USA”

A Shwitastic Party !

Hi Everyone! I’m finally back with part two of our wedding adventure in Banner Elk, NC at the Cornerstone Cabins. First, we’ve said it before, but we’re saying it again! HUGE thank you to my mom and sister who were the creative geniuses behind this. Shane and I said we wanted an ‘outdoor, cookout, tailgate-feel party withContinue reading “A Shwitastic Party !”

Weddings, weather, & more !

So I’m a little late getting this post written but better late than never, right? Between work, travel, and finishing up things for our own wedding festivities next month, Whitney and I have been very busy lately. It seems like everytime I would sit down to work on a post, we would immediately get drawn into somethingContinue reading “Weddings, weather, & more !”

Oh America, how we missed you… Special Events Edition !

as promised… Special Event #1: We’re Engaged!!! to be married of course! Shane mentioned in the previous post that we spent some time back in Pittsburgh visiting friends. What he didn’t tell you was that he proposed while we were there! It’s New Year’s Eve, and he wakes me up at 5:30am. “Get up, let’sContinue reading “Oh America, how we missed you… Special Events Edition !”

Oh America, how we missed you…

And we’re back! That’s right, after 4 short weeks traveling the eastern half of the United States, we are back in Groningen.  We technically made it back two weeks ago, but it’s taken some time to get caught up on sleep/work/day-to-day life.  As to be expected, we have lots to share, which means multiple posts.Continue reading “Oh America, how we missed you…”


Well that was a whirlwind trip! Absolutely worth it, but a whirlwind none the less! This past weekend I headed to State College, PA to see some friends get married! …and who was waiting for me in the Pittsburgh airport? SISSY!!! 🙂 So we hopped in our rental car (yes! I still remember how toContinue reading “#LittleLove2015”