Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Quarterly Update...

Let's hope not!

I can't believe how long it's been since the last post. Seems like no time has passed at all to us. We are definitely into a day-to-day rhythm that seems to make the time fly by.

We had a very snowy winter, through which I rode my bike to work every day. That's pretty much gone now, and it's mostly grey and rainy now, with spots of sunshine. Kerri's bike arrived a while back, but since Rowan isn't riding yet, she's restricted to using it mostly on weekends or for quick trips. Our tandem and my fold-able will be shipping soon from Bike Friday and we are looking forward to being more mobile as a family.

We found a great church in Heidelberg, Grace International Baptist, and have become members as of last Sunday. We take the train through Mannheim to Heidelberg for about an hour, so Sundays are Heidelberg days. We finally got to the old town a couple of weeks ago and found a local brewery called Vetters. The beer was pretty good, not great, but better than most. The food was really heavy though.

We really don't have much time for exploration yet. The weather hasn't been very compliant either and the most we've done is go downtown Mannheim a couple of times, or eat out at a few of the local restaurants near us.

There really isn't much else to say...not much is going on. Someday soon we might finally put some pictures up of our house and stuff, but not quite yet, still waiting for a few things to be put up on walls and such.


  1. Jesse, it's great to hear things are falling into place for you guys over there.

    I've been checking your blog since you were home to visit and so excited to see a post! =]

    Keep enjoying all that you do and, of course, sharing it with us. =]

    Lots of love,

  2. Hello. : ) My husband and I are moving to Kuwait soon (also through ITT) and would love to talk with both of you about your journey (I have been reading the blog). I have lots of questions. I can't find an e-mail address on the blog anywhere, so, if you are willing, please send me an e-mail at semartindale@loyola.edu. Thank you. Blessings.

  3. Jesse! Good to hear you and yours is doing great! And in Germany! Gah... I miss Germany. I'm contacting you to see if I could get some info for a coworker that is interested in working in Kuwait as his daughter is currently deployed there. Can you send me the info? dustin@donner.com

    And i wish you the best of luck finding the brew that beats out all of Portland's Micro brews!!!