Friday Favs {June 2}

TGIF. TGIF. I woke up yesterday (Thursday) thinking it was Friday. I hate when that happens. But, today is Friday and I am super excited about this weekend. We are having dinner out tonight with our friends who watched Copley while we were in the States to say thank you, having some other friends over for dinner on Saturday, hopefully playing some tennis and just relaxing. It’s a three day weekend here in Germany, so we have a long weekend ahead of us. With all the traveling we’ve been doing, I could use a weekend to recoup and relax.

But before we get into the weekend, I thought I’d share my Friday Favs for this past, super hot week. Oh yes, did I mention that it was 90 degrees one day this week….and there’s no A/C anywhere? Yes, it’s been a hot one.


Another cool Alps picture 




While I was editing pictures from our Milan trip (part 1 and 2), I forgot about this picture Vinn snapped during a pull off spot in the Alps. This is the face Copley makes all.the.time and I am so glad he captured it. I don’t know what it is about this picture specifically, I think it just shows how much I love her. I also love the juxtaposition of my sleeveless shirt and the snowy mountains.






I’ve had friends tell me how great Duolingo is for learning a language and I never really thought to try it. Then one day last week I was bored with my German homework and decided to just give it a try.

Well, I love it! Number one: it’s free! Huge bonus. Number two: there’s a website and an app so you can learn from anywhere. I am having fun testing my German knowledge and practicing the grammar and words I already know.

Duolingo says it only takes 5 – 10 minutes of their lessons per day to learn a language. I’m coupling this new site with all my other practices to learning German so that I can continue learning and hopefully be more confident in my skills. I love that there is a percentage of how fluent you are in German at the top. Currently it says I am 24% fluent and that’s from three days. I was able to test out of a lot, too.

If you’re interested in learning a language, I would definitely check out Duolingo. It’s free, so why not! There are a lot of languages too, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian, Italian, Swedish, Turkish and more.


Vacation planning



I know I say this in half of my Friday Favs, but I am super looking forward to our upcoming trips. The above picture is in Split, Croatia and we are going there in July with my sister and her boyfriend. I am so excited to see this water. And maybe go snorkeling!

We are also going to Champagne, France and the Nice, France with one of my best friends from high school and her husband in June so that one is coming up fast. I am having so much fun researching things to do there and places to visit. It’s going to be one busy summer!

What trips are you planning this summer?

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