Category Archives: Family

Happy Mother’s Day – Dzień Matki!

One of the perks of living in Poland is that I get to celebrate Mother’s Day twice in one month!  In Poland Mother’s Day or as they say here in Poland Dzien Matki is always celebrated today the 26th of … Continue reading

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Kayaking the Brda River

Last Saturday a friend of mine coordinated a kayaking trip down the canal and river that goes through Bydgoszcz.  I grew up canoeing so I was in complete heaven when she offered. Our first house here in Bydgoszcz was right … Continue reading

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Where did April go?

I have gotten several emails and Facebook posts asking if I am still here…..well, I am!  I mentioned a few months ago that I started working as an English teacher here in town.   At first it started as just … Continue reading

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Is that a Goose?

It is the time of year here in Bydgoszcz where a lot of restaurants serve a lot of goose dishes and I love goose, so I am in heaven now when we eat out.  The other weekend there was a … Continue reading

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What a Month

YES, I am still alive!!  I can’t believe it has been over a month since I have posted anything on the blog. Well this past month has been completely crazy in our house….. Lots of Scouting activities HOMEWORK, HOMEWORK and … Continue reading

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And So It Starts….

Can life get any crazier?  How do you know school is back in session for your kids? When you say good-bye to… sleepovers going to bed at 23:30 waking up whenever stress free mornings afternoons to myself to do whatever … Continue reading

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Last Day of Summer

Last week we had lots of fun with the girls as it was the end of summer before they start getting knee-deep in books. One of the days we went to my friends summer house which is about 15 minutes … Continue reading

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A Long 5 Hours

What a sad day yesterday was in more ways than one.  I am having a hard time trying to word this post. We were at the Warsaw airport doing this… “L” is going to be doing her university studies in … Continue reading

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Bydgoszcz Busker Fest 2014

Where to start about our last Saturday? My hubby had to work on Saturday so the girls and I had some free time to fill.  Luckily it was the Busker Festival time here in Bydgoszcz and 2 years ago we went … Continue reading

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Bonfires, Bread and Beer

Saturday night we were off to enjoy a bonfire at one of my husband’s co-workers house.  We have had lots of dinners at friends houses and we have hosted lots of bbq’s at our house but we had yet to … Continue reading

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STUDIO Pod Labedziem

Well yesterday we finally picked up “L’s” Senior/Graduation pictures and all I can say is… WOW, she is defiantly not my baby anymore! Last week I talked about the pictures that STUDIO Pod Labedziem did for my oldest daughter and here … Continue reading

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She is Not My Baby

Tuesday evening “L” and I did yet another tradition of being a high school Senior….SENIOR PICTURES!!! In the US a lot of kids in their last year of high school during this senior year do a photo shoot with nice … Continue reading

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I Just Want to Cry

How easily do I cry? Where the Red Fern Grows, The Green Mile, Pay it Forward, The Patriot and 17 Miracles are instant tear jerker movies for me. When I go on the Godvine website and watch dog rescue’s I better have … Continue reading

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Where Did The Year Go

Last Friday was finally the last day of school here in Poland for my youngest 2 girls!  Yes, it seems like they go to school FOREVER here compared to the US since most of my friends back home kids have … Continue reading

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President Uchtdorf Visits Poland

We had the most AMAZING weekend to date I think since moving here to Poland.  Why?  We spent the weekend in Warsaw for church meetings. First up was Saturday night Seminary/Institute Graduation.  Wednesday nights for this past school year I … Continue reading

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What a 48 Hours

What a 48 hours it has been for me! We have some guests visiting us from Norway this week and so the last 2 days has involved trips sightseeing to…. Ostromecko  My friend is a HUGE Polish pottery lover, so … Continue reading

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International Day 2014

Last Friday is one of the highlights of living here and my husband working at the military base here.  Every year they do a International Day event.  People from the different countries that work here can do a booth with … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day in Poland

Yesterday was Mother’s Day in Poland.  So one would think it would be a relaxing day for me, right?  Wrong! I started the morning first taking the kids to school(yes, we are still in school here for another month) and … Continue reading

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Does Yard Work Ever End?

Where have I been all week?  My own backyard doing this…  Last summer we moved into the house and then spent most of the summer gone so I did not get to do lot in the yard but this summer … Continue reading

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Another Successful Auction

Last Friday night was a HUGE success for a fundraiser for the local orphanage that I was organizing with the help of one my most amazing friends! Like I mentioned in a post last week, I was totally excited for … Continue reading

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I Love Being a Mom

Yes, I love being a mom!  Yesterday was Mother’s Day in the US (in Poland it is in a few weeks) but we celebrated yesterday. My girls woke me up bright and early at 06:30 in the morning with scrambled … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of the Bydgoszcz Zoo

Today “A” and I headed over to the zoo in town for a sheep shearing demonstration they were doing with the sheep they have in the zoo.  Since we were all ready at the zoo, we walked around for bit … Continue reading

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Happy Wet Monday (Śmigus-Dyngus)

Today is unique holiday here in Poland.  It is called Śmigus-Dyngus or in easy words, Wet Monday! Traditionally, boys throw water over girls and spank them with pussy willow branches.  In the old days boys would sneak into the girls … Continue reading

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Happy Easter – Wesołych Świąt

I want to wish all of you a very happy and blessed Happy Easter or as they say here in Poland…Wesołych Świąt! Today we had the typical Easter dinner with family and friends.  “E” made a typical Polish vegetable salad … Continue reading

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Who’s cooking dinner?

One of “E’s” favorite classes at school is her Wednesday cooking class.  She is turning into a mini-me with her love of cooking and baking. She is 9 year old and she is getting older and more independent but the … Continue reading

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