Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Germany, Here We Come!

Well, not at this exact moment but very soon.
One thing about the military is that there is never a set plan. You have to be flexible because things can change at the drop of a ACU/ABU hat.

This has never rang more true until about two weeks ago. Will's recruiting orders fell through and he decided to call Branch to see if there were any bases open right now. They told him that we had a choice between Alaska, Korea or Germany. Of course we picked Germany. We are excited. I, however, am completely freaking out. This will be our first move as a family and to make it more nervewrecking, it's overseas. There are so many details that we need to work out such as only being allowed to ship two dogs (we have three), only one vehicle shipped at the government's expense (we just bought a second car), etc.

This will be a crazy experience for us but every single person that I have talked to who has been stationed in Germany loved it. I really think this will give our family a much needed break, a change to spend time together and an opportunity to see lots of places in Europe.

Of course this move will bring about many changes in our lives (like a temporary end to my National Guard career) but we are accepting it with open arms and realizing how lucky and blessed we are. I'll keep you guys updated on our planning and moving over the next few months!


  1. Very cool!! I lived in Germany for 1 1/2 years..not as military though. It was really great---and I got to travel so much! Excited to see your new adventures!

    1. That's awesome! I now have an official excuse to buy a new camera since I plan to be a complete tourist. We'll need the pictures to prove to Liam that he was there.

  2. I am so excited for you!
    If you need a place to stow a vehicle you can drop it here...ha ha ha....we are a 1 car family!
    I hope you get everything figured out and I can only hope that someday we will get stationed in Germany as well, at which point we will be asking you a TON of questions so write it all down!!! :)