We will soon be celebrating Thanksgiving. No, the rest of Germany has not started celebrating this very American holiday, but here at the McKay Horst & Rackley house we will be roasting a bird. Like most Americans, we have never celebrated the original meaning of Thanksgiving, you know, where the pilgrims came, ate with the […]Read More Thankful
After my last blog post, many kind people suggested that I try to think of all the good times that I had with my mom. To try and stay focused on the happy, and not the sad memories associated with her. So, in response to those suggestions I have come up with a few of […]Read More Mom Stories
We have reached the end of July, next week is the 1st of August, and it has officially been one full year since we made the move abroad to Germany!! One full year!!! And it has been an amazing year at that! Last year we sold our tattoo shop in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We packed […]Read More 1 Year Anniversary and No Need for a Vacation Any Time Soon
“First of May, First of May. Outdoor screwing begins today!” One of my favourite sayings to start out the month of May. The quote is from a wonderful nurse that I used to work with, Nita Leosh. She would sing it out loud for all to hear on May 1st! Today is May 1st and […]Read More The 1st of May
My husband, Dirk, is from Germany. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe, but had never been to the USA until we met. So, after the adventure of picking him up in Detroit(Read about the adventure here)I brought him back to Grand Rapids to spend his visit with me. Dirk loves the outdoors, and loves […]Read More Monday Memories: Dirk visits Lake Michigan
Prior to meeting my now husband, I had not done much traveling outside of the USA and Canada. I had been to Mexico and some Caribbean Islands, but never to Europe. One of the many things to catch my eye during my travels abroad were the toilets. I know, I know, most people come home […]Read More Toilets: A Love Story. No, Really, It’s a Love Story.
This post could should be called, Cherie gets lost…again. It’s not the first time that I have managed to get lost or lose something important. It’s actually a common event for me. But here’s a time I managed to get lost, and have the time of my life doing it! Dirk and I first “met” […]Read More Monday Memories-Cherie and Dirk Meet for the First Time…and Then Cherie Loses the Truck