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Brevard, NC

September 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Slideshow Pictures | The Places We've Been | United States - (1 Comments)
Renners and Kietzmans

We fell out of the car Wednesday night after 15 hours on the road to land in Brevard, NC (check out our photos below) at the cozy and naturally luxurious abode of our friends, Kate and Bart. I will admit that as we cruised in on the main drag, I was surprised to see that … Read more

Spotted Cat Live Music

A bit late here with the pictures, I know. We greatly enjoyed New Orleans, finding ourselves unendingly fascinated by the juxtaposition of an ever-recovering, natural disaster stricken region with distinctly beautiful European architecture and a constant buzzing energy. What we found at the culmination was a quite friendly population, a captivating culture, and paradoxes we … Read more

U.S. Banking from Abroad

August 18th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in How To - (0 Comments)
Sample Bank Research Spreadsheet

Figuring out how we’ll handle banking has required some research.  Our permanent address will be in Kansas with Ian’s Mom, and we are ever so grateful for her willingness to make monthly deposits for us for clients who prefer to pay by check.  Once we had gathered a list of banks in her area, we … Read more

A Shrinking Inventory

August 7th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Oh - (3 Comments)

We did such a good job with our to-dos this weekend.  As we were hoping to, we got all of our things listed for sale on Craigslist by Sunday afternoon so that we would have four long weeks to make sure everything found a new home.  Now it’s Tuesday, and our bedroom and living room … Read more

Last Month To Do List

August 5th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in How To - (1 Comments)
August Calendar

Exactly four years ago, we moved to North Carolina, and in exactly four weeks, we will be on our way again.  Below is the list we created last Wednesday of things that have to be done before we leave.  Knowing that our schedule will already be fairly tight with time consuming things such as working … Read more

Reining in the Road Trip Snacks

July 16th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Food - (0 Comments)
Not so healthy road trip snacks

If we had to pick a dietary label, it would be vegetarian.  When at home, we also refrain from all dairy and most egg products making us vegan to carnivores and posers to vegans.  As a whole, our dietary choices, though numerous in implications and effects, are based on personal health factors.  Basically, we eat … Read more

Westside Kansas City Fourth of July

Nobody does the 4th of July like Kansas City’s Westside.  It’s a combination of the quintessential patriotic block party with kids running from house to house and neighbors sharing beers, a summer evening in a Mexican-American barrio with Abuela on the front porch and Spanish music blaring into the street, and a blockbuster war scene … Read more

Sit Means Sit

June 29th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Dogs - (3 Comments)
Colby from Sit Means Sit and Maya

Meet Colby. Colby likes dogs. Colby changed everything. Maya was a maniac when we adopted her in 2007.  Out of a varied litter of spirited puppies, we elected to take home the one with the most gusto, adventurous spirit, and unbridled energy.  Of course we did.  We shared those traits with her, and she was … Read more

Maya Hates the Vet

June 5th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Dogs | Speedbumps - (6 Comments)
Maya in Montana

We had a rough trip to the vet this morning.  Maya hates that place and made it very clear by lunging, barking, snarling, and attempting to bite, even after they put the muzzle on her.  We hate going too, primarily because of those exact behaviors, but the hundreds of dollars we drop each time doesn’t … Read more

The Tooth Fairy

May 21st, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Oh - (3 Comments)
Raton De Los Dientes

When I was four I saved a tooth I had lost for nearly seven months until putting it under my pillow on Christmas Eve because I thought that Santa Clause would pay better than some little fairy.  Let’s be honest, it’s no surprise that Santa is the big hitter on the team of mythical holiday … Read more