Photo Books & Backups from Our Travels

If you travel a lot, you know how many photos you take — and how few of them you probably print. We snap them on our phones and with our fancy DSLRs (if we have them), and then we save them to a folder somewhere on our computer. Sometimes we … Continue reading

Reasons to Rethink Your Data Plan in Germany

Reasons to Rethink Your Data Plan in Germany

#170252424 / gettyimages.com   When my husband and I PCSed to Germany, it gave us the chance to rethink a few things, including how we spent both our money and our time. We had exciting new travel opportunities, a new baby, and we were living for the first time on … Continue reading

A Friendly Stay at the Quaint Hotel La Villa in Requena, Spain

MilliGFunk Relaxing at the Restaurant Hotel la Villa Requena

Our trip to Spain started in Requena: a medium-sized town in the Utiel-Requena wine region just 40 miles or so west of the Valencia airport. The population of Requena is around 20,000 people, and there are just a handful of hotels to choose from. We had a friendly stay at the … Continue reading

Healthy & Grateful: The Shrinking Dad’s Story

Family

This is a guest post written by my college friend, Mike Franklin. Here are Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 of his story I looked through some of the old pictures of a smiling guy wearing stretched out 2XL shirts and realized that while I was happy — I … Continue reading

Have You Been to the Wonderful Nuremberg Zoo?

MilliGFunk & Small Shaw at the Nuremberg Zoo

Have you been the wonderful Nuremberg Zoo? We have, and we had a great time! From free-range monkeys to curious penguins to free parking, this post will give you the run-down on what to expect on your own family’s trip to the Nuremberg Zoo. Parking at the Zoo First things … Continue reading

Three Triathlons & 74 Pounds Later: The Shrinking Dad’s Story

Tri Kiddo

This is a guest post written by my college friend, Mike Franklin. Here are Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3 of his story, and I hope you’ll come back next Friday for his final post! About 8 weeks later I started my racing season; three races in 8 weeks. I … Continue reading

Family Run Days

Family-9-Mile-Run-MilliGFunk

We have an epic ice cream shop in our neighborhood, so here’s not a weekend when I wouldn’t rather take a 5 minute family walk to the ice cream shop than an 8 or 9 or 10 mile family run. This spring, though, we spent our weekends doing family run days. … Continue reading

Weight Loss & Blood Pressure: The Shrinking Dad’s Story

Shrinking Dad

This is a guest post written by my college friend, Mike Franklin. You can read Part 1 of his story here, and I hope you’ll come back next Friday for Part 3! I was not new to the sport of triathlon at this point in my life. I had been … Continue reading

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