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! =)




Happy Mama’s Day!!

My mama and I on her recent visit to Germany!

Happy Mother’s Day to the most wonderful woman I know!! I love you and wish I were there in the states to spend the day with you!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there, I hope you had a very special day!

Frohe Ostern!

Happy Easter!



Took this, and the top two photos at an Osterfestival on Good Friday.
For your enjoyment, here is an old photo of my bunny in a box!