We are one American family living abroad. Early June 2009, we left Texas, boarded a plane and touched down at Brussels International. We’ve been living here, in Germany, ever since.
Jacob: Kid #1, 6. Hobbies include talking LOUD and talking LOUDER. Current obsessions: Lego Hero Factory guys, talking loudly about Lego Hero Factory guys. Inability to be still or quiet for more than 10 seconds. Wants to change his name to Chris.
Nicholas: Kid #2, 4. Can read at (at least) a kindergarten level, but can’t put on a pair of socks in under 10 minutes. On any given day, is “Superman” and refuses to be called anything else. Hobbies include breaking apart his brother’s Lego Hero Factory guys, screeching. Hates babies.
Matt: Parent #1. Homebrewer. Renaissance man. Encyclopedia for obscure pop culture references.
Then there’s me.
Megan: Parent #2. I write this crap. Once upon a time, I had a career with big fancy title. I worked in marketing, as a copywriter and a graphic artist, and I managed a web site. Now I deal with shit on a much more literal level; I’m a stay at home mom. I love art, architecture, design. I believe in a lot of things, but not taking life too seriously. I drink a beer most days of the week. I do Insanity, but my “recovery formula” usually involves chocolate. Love to eat, don’t love to cook. Suck at most things domestic.
I started blogging to chronicle our adventures here in Germany. I write about the things I love. Usually that’s traveling, raising kids, drinking beer and trying to make sense of it all.
What’s with the dumbass name? One day I was watching Arrested Development—the one with Bob Loblaw—and I thought, “I should pick a name that’s totally hard to prounounce, easy to misspell and completely unmarketable.” Plus all the good blog names were taken.
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