The Theatine Church located in the center of Munich. It was completed on July 11, 1675 and still holds services regularly.




Today is my Birthday!

Today I celebrated my first birthday in Germany! It was a little sad being so far away from my family and close friends back home. But everyone here did their best to make my day special!

At midnight, my friends surprised me with an ice cream cake complete with lighted candles. And in the morning, I woke up to the mail man buzzing at our door. He dropped off a package that contained a sweet gift and card from my friend’s parents! At work, my coworkers gave me flowers, a card and sang Happy Birthday, first in English, then in German!

My friends and family live in all different time zones (Hawaii is 12 hours behind Berlin), so I’m very thankful to everyone who took the time to send me a message today!

How old am I now? People always say I look 20 years old, which is good for me because I feel not a day older than 20! =)




The Bayerische Alpen

After a really bad weekend, all I want to be doing right now is standing in these same spots in the Bavarian Alps.

I hope ya’ll had a better weekend than I did!