German Weddings Part III

This will be my final post to discuss German weddings. So far, we’ve talked about the wedding rings being worn on the right hand, and the tradition of Polterabend and sawing a log in half at the wedding, and today I want to talk just a little more in depth about the actual wedding day. In Arkansas,…

German Weddings Part II

In my last post, I discussed the German tradition of wearing the wedding ring on the right hand rather than the left. Today I’d like to take a deeper look into the simplicity of the German wedding rings and further discuss German weddings. While I am not German and have only lived in Germany for 21 months, I…

German Weddings Part I

The Rings Every American girl grows up dreaming of having a big, shiny diamond placed on the ring finger of her left hand someday. She probably won’t ever ask, “Why the left hand?” or “Why a big diamond?” All she knows is that she wants one desperately. At a young age she might twist a…

You put the emphASSis on the wrong sylABBle

About a year into our marriage, my husband shared with me that I had hurt his feelings on several occasions by telling him to shut up. He had learned that “shut up” was extremely rude so he thought every time I said it I was really disrespecting him. This was our first lesson in the…

Silvester in Deutschland

New Year’s Eve in Germany I realized yesterday that I never took the time to write about the first truly great New Year’s Eve I’ve ever had. The night started with two of my husband’s buddies coming over for dinner. Raclette is such a fun way to spend an evening with friends! A raclette is…

A Tiny Taste of the German Language

As you may know, I’ve been taking online German lessons since September. I love my classes, and my husband and I have already begun to reap some of the rewards of my increasing German vocabulary. I absolutely cannot imagine how exhausting it must be for my husband to constantly have to think and speak in a…