Coming Soon!

Hey All,

*Coming soon!*

Since Switzerland was Sam’s favorite part of our honeymoon, I thought it would be interesting to have the rest of our Switzerland journey told through my husband’s eyes! 

Our honeymoon was the first time he had been outside the county (excluding Canada) and it was so amazing to experience it together as newlyweds. Once we head back into Germany, I will take it from there. 

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Hope you all are having an awesome week. 

Tschüß,

Alyssa

 

Honeymoon Journal Series (Part 6)- Thun, Switzerland

Hey All,

As our honeymoon went on, and I hate to admit it, my journal entries became less descriptive and in-depth and quickly transition into little notes in my moleskin.

That’s one thing I encourage when traveling- document your journeys! You’d be surprised at how quickly you forget them and a journal is a great way to keep every small detail alive!

Going forward, I will take a different approach with the Honeymoon Journal series and will share photos and explain the story behind them. Sound good? I promise to keep comprehensive entries during our Christmas vacation this year.

Anyway, let me walk you through our first day in Switzerland….

ImageGetting to Switzerland was no cake walk. I think we spent nearly seven hours hopping from train to train. After lounging about in Heidelberg for three days it was a difficult transition. But no matter, we said our farewells to brats & beer and said hello to beautiful creation. Switzerland is full of gorgeous landscapes. The photo above is where we stayed at for the first night. It was situated right above Lake Thun.

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Because of the long train ride, we arrived in the late afternoon, but were set on making the most of our partial day. We set out to St. Beatus Caves and took a tour through the caves with a tour guide who spoke German in an Australian accent! It was a bit confusing to understand, but we still enjoyed the tour!

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And the finale photo…this was the view at the top of the caves! AMAZING #nofilter #nophotoshop

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Tschüß,

Alyssa

 

 

Leavenworth, WA

Hello Everyone,

Hope y’all are having a wonderful, relaxing weekend! I know I am. I’m recooping from a mild cold, so I’ve been sleeping the weekend away- very rare and also nice for me.

Samuel and I recently took a overnight getaway to Leavenworth, WA- a bavarian-themed city nestled in the mountains of eastern Washington. During our stay, I began to miss Germany terribly. Thank God we are going back this Christmas. I can’t wait!

 

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Alyssa

 

Reading List

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The above photo was taken in the Vancouver Public Library. Last weekend we explored Vancouver for Valentines Day weekend. It was cold and rainy, but it felt like we were on an adventure. The last time we visited Canada was two years ago and Samuel accidentally let his phone run during the day and he ended up with a $1200 phone bill! The phone company forgave the bill and sent him off with a warning. Scarred and frightened, we spent the weekend phone less. It was surprisingly pleasant.

We went into the library and I instantly spotted my favorite section…the German section.

Needless to say, I now have a desire to acquire more German books so I can practice my rusty language skills. Samuel and I are planning our next Germany vacation in Summer ’15 and I plan on returning with a suitcase full of books!

What books are you currently reading? I would love about your favorite reads and recommendations!

Books I’ve Read Recently

The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Relish by Lucy Knisley

 

Books I’m Currently Reading

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

 

Tschüss my friends.

Alyssa

New Beginnings

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3 phone interviews

2 on-site interviews

2 facility walk-throughs

Weeks and weeks of waiting

2 signed offer letters

Drug test

Background check

And after all of that, I’m happy to announce that I will be moving onto my next career endeavor! It’s a season of new beginnings and I couldn’t be more thrilled about the exciting new developments unfolding.

I will be working as a QA Technician for an Aerial Lift/Boom manufacturing facility located in Redmond, WA. Currently, I work in the natural supplement industry, but I am interested to be exploring another quality position in a different field.

With my new employment also comes a move for our family. We will be relocating to Kirkland and Sam’s commute will be shortened to eight minutes and mine will be the same (about 15 minutes). We’ve pretty much secured an apartment already, but are just finalizing the small details.

What a crazy experience this has all been! One month ago I would not have guessed this would be happening. I had just resided to the fact that I would be at the same place in life…FOREVER. Scary.

However, I am embracing this new beginning! All the changes might be overwhelming, yes, but I can already see the opportunity to grow. I’ve learned this lesson- get out of your comfort zone! Push your boundaries because only then will you meet your full potential. 

Dream big, my friends.

Alyssa

(Photo by: Joy Yagi)