The Edeka Strawberry Stand in Parsberg is Open!

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I’m totally pumped that the Edeka Strawberry stand in Parsberg is open again for the season. Strawberries are one of life’s little pleasures for me, as I’m sure they are for lots of other families out there. Soon the strawberry patch in Parsberg will be open, too, but for now, … Continue reading

Our Trip to Fruhlingsfest in Munich

MilliGFunk & Family at Munich Fruhlingsfest

Frühlingsfest, or Spring Fest, is a lot like Octoberfest in Munich, but on a smaller scale. There’s a carnival with games, rides, and fest foods, and there are big beer tents that serve traditional German food and liter pours of beer. We had a midday reservation for ten people at the … Continue reading

Budgeting for Hotel Stays & Meals When You PCS to Germany

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I recently had the opportunity to guest post on the Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN)’s blog. The series is seven posts long, and covers a variety of aspects of budgeting for your family’s PCS to Germany. I hope you’ll check out the entire series, but that you’ll also read, share, … Continue reading

Budgeting for Passports and Licenses When You PCS to Germany

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Moving overseas with the military means that you have to consider things that aren’t part of a domestic PCS. Because OCONUS PCSs can get expensive, the Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN) invited me to do a series of guest posts for their blog on budgeting for a PCS to Germany. The series broken out … Continue reading

Making Our German Easter Bread Wreath

Easter Bread Wreath - MilliGFunk

Germany has been such a fascinating place to live during Lent and Easter. I’ve written already about many of the German Easter traditions (see bottom of this post for links), but today I want to talk about the German tradition of Easter bread wreaths. My research (and by “research”, I … Continue reading

The Lamb Cake: A German Easter Tradition

Happy Easter from Germany! It’s Easter Sunday here in Bavaria, and we’ve had a weekend full of family, food, baking, and Easter egg-dying. Easter, and the renewal it represents, is my favorite part of the Christian calendar. Every year, I find myself thinking about how blessed I am by the … Continue reading

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