Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A visit to the land of World Cup Champs!!

I took a few days off from the convent and spent a long weekend in Kaiserslautern, Germany with my cousin Ryan, his beautiful wife and their three adorable and very fun kiddos. We had an absolute blast at an authentic Oktoberfest in Stuttgart, an awesome lunch and play afternoon at Gartenschau park (with a fall harvest theme!) mass (in english!!) a visit to the famous Heidelberg Castle, a 110 MPH ride in a BMW on the autobahn : ) and the most incredible food and drinks I have ever tasted. I especially loved spending quality time with Ryan, as I had not seen him in years and have many great memories of our Montana adventures from my childhood. A huge thank you to the Perusich family for welcoming me into their loving home and treating me like a queen- I can't wait to show you the same kindness here in Roma soon!  

Mia, Chaz, Ryan, Avery and Hayden 

Ryan and I were crazy enough to ride this thing....

Girl time with our traditional Oktoberfest cookie necklaces :) 

Carnival from the Ferris Wheel- PACKED! 

Mimosa lunch! (I had actual food, too) 

The girls with the winning pumpkin

Cutest cousin award goes to these girls!

Pumpkin Alphorn

Heidi House! 

Hayden (11) Mia (9) Avery (6)

Sarah (29) still actin like a kid at the park ; ) 


Park loungin- waiting for Jessie to fly over and serve me a drink (that was her job this summer ; ) 

So much fall!! Loved every minute 

Mastered these slides....

Delicious Pumpkin Wine

My first (and most likely only) Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season in Heidelberg! Chaz is witness to just how excited I was upon seeing this Starbucks 

K├Ąthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Store 

Heidelberg Bridge 


Heidelberg view from the Castle 

Delicious German lunch at Vetter 

Poppin (authentic French) bottles upon learning I had been accepted to grad school at Arizona State University this January. Thank you Chaz and Ryan, for making this moment special for me! 


  1. I am just so damn proud of you! I knew you would get in! You bet I will bring you a drink when you come home. We have to celebrate! Loved the pictures in Germany. Talk soon!

  2. That's great news, Congratulations. So glad you such fun in Germany with the family. I'm sure enjoying your blog and pictures.

  3. You are so cute, Sarahhhhh! Congrats on grad school! One adventure after another. God is so good to lay out your steps one by one. I like how your life is shaping up, in case you wondering. ;)

  4. Thank you so much for your kind words and congrats, Jess, Steve and Sandy and Amy!! All my love to all of you!