Dec 9, 2012

The Big News...

So, do you remember me talking about how we were anxiously awaiting orders for our next duty station?

Well, on Thursday, those orders came down.

and...



Germany!!!

I know. I know. Crazy, right?!  We wanted Germany, and we asked for Germany, but we never actually expected we would get it.  The Army doesn't make a habit of giving you what you want.  When Jeremy called to tell me what we got, I asked him no less than five times if he was messing with me.

If you don't know, we lived in Germany when Jonathan was born.  It was our first duty station, and we were 21/22 years old.  Being young and single in Germany is (I'm guessing) a lot different than being 30 with kids in Germany, which doesn't mean we are any less excited about it though.  We are stupid with excitement.  This is where our marriage started.  Where our family started.  Where we started.  We bonded with the adventure of living abroad, and it's something we hope to instill in the boys.

I hope you're looking forward to many more life-abroad posts in the future!

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27 comments:

Kate @ Daffodils said...

SO exciting! My husband is there now doing some reseach and I told him to impress them so we can go one day too. Congrats!

Me said...

Welcome back to Europe! I'm waiting to find out my next assignment (which will still be in Europe but I don't know where yet).

Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos said...

That's awesome, congrats! I have always wanted to live in Europe! Excited to hear more about your upcoming adventures :)

deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

how awesome! and what a change from alabama. :)

Ashley @ ThisUnscriptedLife said...

I am so excited for you guys! You'll have to revisit all the places you took Jonathan as a baby...this time he'll be able to remember being there =)Yay! Yay! Yay!

sarah e said...

Congrats! That's so exciting! And of course, we'll all look forward to reading about it...as long as your posts are in German cause then I'd be in trouble. :)

Sweet Green Tangerine said...

No kidding! Alabama has been good training for Germany though. I have learned to live without a Target and big city nearby. lol

Sweet Green Tangerine said...

Oh yeah, no way I could do that! lol

Erinn C.D. said...

I wish you were coming to JBLM but Germany! Wow! It is going to be both a new and familiar experience which is so unique. You get to experience a new side of things with the kids but you still have a frame of reference for what it's going to be like. I sometimes wish for an out of country station but who knows if or when that'll happen for us :( In the meantime, I will live vicariously through you <3

--Erinn

Caitlin said...

This is so exciting! Congratulations guys!

melissa said...

I can't BELIEVE you're going back to Germany! I'm so ecstatic for you, I want to come visit you (Germany was the next place in Europe I wanted to see!) and I'm also crazy jealous, and sad that you're going to be even further from me than before! lol

But seriously, so amazing that you got the place you wanted. Can't wait to read all about it!

Chantal said...

Soooo jealous. Germany is on our list but I doubt we're going there next. Jealous jealous jealous!

Amanda said...

Ahhh how fun! Congrats and I know you'll have a blast!

Angelina said...

Awesome! I can not wait to hear about this adventure.

ohseems said...

EXCITING!

Janna Renee said...

I'm SO jealous! Germany twice? Amazing. We are stationed in Colorado, and I love it, but we are hoping to go to Fort Rucker next (I saw on Jamie's blog that you are there now), and then I would kill for Germany! Congrats!

Stephany said...

This is SO exciting! Wow! What an adventure. And so cool you guys got your first choice! Yay!

B E C K Y said...

Congrats, again. You're going to do great.

Fran said...

Still so so jealous! haha can't wait to see all you share though :)

kristine parrish said...

Germany! I'd be stupid with excitement too!
My hubby was hoping for Germany but we just recv'd orders for CO and are just as happy!
New to your blog and looking forward to following along!

meg said...

Congratulations!!! I have another military blogger friend who is in Germany right now and is loving it! You are going to have a great adventure together!

Blue Dog Belle said...

WOW! SO exciting! Congratulations!

Lindsey said...

Congrats! It always feels amazing to get to go where you want to go! New follower =].

Jen said...

Congrats!! I'm a new follower from the walkabout! :) Looking forward to reading your blog.

Jen @ The Adventures of our Army Life (kyleandjensmith.blogspot.com)

Megan C. Stroup said...

I know I already commented on your Instagram about this, but I'm finally wading through my Google Reader and I just wanted to say CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS! Of course I'm excited to read all about your life abroad, but I'm also so glad you got to go somewhere you really wanted. I can't imagine that happens often. Congrats again! I can't say it enough. :)

Enjoying the Epiphany said...

Germany, how lovely! I love your blog! I found you on the blog hop and am your newest follower. I was kinda, maybe, sorta hopin' you would pop on by and follow me back!

xoxo-
Sarah
www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk said...

Newest follower from the F,T and Blog Hop! Always glad to find a great new site! I hope you will hop over and follow back!
Be blessed,
Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk
www.heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com

God bless our military! Merry Christmas!

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