Friday, September 24, 2010


We're really doing it! We're moving to Germany!

Today we spent quite some time ironing things out at Ft. Lee, but we officially have a moving date!

December 6th will be our last day as Americans (well, on American soil, rather). By noon on December 7th, Matthew and myself will be Germans. Well, OK. Maybe not Germans. But we will be Americans in Germany!!!

That's all I have for now. Much too excited to blog :)

Stay tuned!
Britt and Matt

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Williamsburg Winery

So last Saturday we spent the day in Williamsburg with some of Matt's school friends. We went to the Williamsburg Winery and tasted what they had to offer...and then some.

Later we scoured the countryside for horseback riding, but were not fruitful. Get it, wine, grapes, fruit? OK, I need to get more creative.

We then watched Auburn play, as Matthew nearly had a heart attack several times as our Tigers kept us guessing whether we'd pull out with a victory. Thankfully, they won. Probably because of Matt's screams. He always points out winning plays to the coaches that they otherwise would have missed. They really appreciate his input.

Sunday I spent the day at yoga. Last week I joined the local gym and I'm only a little obsessed. They have a pool and a million classes to take!!! Loooooove.

I've also been crazy busy this week. Since Thursday I've been volunteering at Army Community Service (ACS) every day. It's weird because I haven't worked in a few months. But it is fun, and I feel like I'm doing something productive. Fun times :)

As for the rest of the week, well, we have Garrison Organization Day on Thursday and I have spent ALL evening making goodies. One strawberry cake, a dozen strawberry cupcakes and 3 dozen sweet potato cupcakes. YUMMM!!!

Well I'm exhausted. Plus, I've got to get ready for Dancing with the Stars and Glee!!!

Good Evening All!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Marrakech on the Mind

This past weekend we ate dinner at Cous Cous once more. Yummm! And that started it...

It's then I started daydreaming. In case you didn't know, I graduated with a degree in Political Science, with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies. So many of my college classes consisted of Arabic and all kinds of goodies on the Middle East.

Well after my Moroccan-style cous cous I couldn't stop thinking of picking up my own tagine in a market in Marrakech or Fez.

So I started researching. Looks like we can get a round trip ticket from Frankfurt to Marrakech for around $200 via RyanAir. Not to mention that you can stay at a modest riad (hotel type place) for about $40 a night.

And now I'm hooked. If I don't make it to Marrakech in the next couple of years, well, then I'll just keep dreaming!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Yet another unforgettable weekend!! My favorite, since being a Virginia resident, for sure!

We headed to Washington, DC Friday to meet up with Sarah, Daron, Becky, and Ryan. Ryan was so very generous to allow us to stay in his spacious studio (smiles). Friday we visited The National Mall, and had to remind Matt that it is not an actual shopping mall :)

After stopping at the Washington, Lincoln, World War II, and Vietnam Memorials, we headed to the White House. It was there that we saw Marine One pick up the Obamas as they headed to Camp David!! And this wasn't even planned! In case I haven't told any of you, I actually shook hands with the president in 2007 as he campaigned in Selma, Alabama (and got a picture of his face!!). And while that tops the list of the coolest things I've encountered, this comes in at number two. Pretty fantastic!

Let's see, what else. We then went to Jazz in the Park and ate dinner at a noodle restaurant, where the noodles were on the spot ;) Later we hit the town!

Saturday we spent most of the day at Becky and Ryan's favorite local pub in Adam's Morgan called Ventenor's. Ah, $15 bottomless mimosas and hours of football...least one was Brittany friendly.

Sunday we went to the top of the Washington Monument and took the absolute coolest pictures of the city after a fabulous brunch at Open City. We then headed over to the Smithsonian and took a look at the Natural History and Air and Space museums.

For dinner we met up with Ryan and Becky, who had been at a wedding, at a local Ethiopian eatery. Delightful indeed! They even had turnip greens!

Sunday night was spent watching the airplanes land right outside of the airport and viewing the Jefferson Memorial, which is our absolute favorite. Did you know that Franklin Roosevelt admired Thomas Jefferson so much that he pushed the memorial to be built through the depression, because he had it built in a spot you can view from the Oval Office? Wonderful fact, thank you muches Becky!!

The latter part of the night we walked around Adam's Morgan and ran across the Real World house from the DC season. And no, we were not at all excited about that (enter sarcasm).

Monday was bittersweet...but more sweet because we visited GEORGETOWN CUPCAKE!!! OK, in case you live under a rock, Georgetown Cupcake is a cupcakery in Georgetown, Virginia, right outside of DC. They have their own TLC show, DC Cupcakes, and make the most scrumptious cupcakes I've ever tasted!! We picked up a little of everything - Honey Banana, Cinnamon, Red Velvet, and a couple of others. But the best, and I mean the absolute best, is Salted Caramel. If I find out that you have visited this Mecca of all bakeries and did not choose to try the Salted Caramel, you are dead to me. The end.

And that was our trip. We got to spend time with the most wonderful friends in the most enchanting, yet offbeat, city. Success.

Britt & Matt