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Churches Around the World: Berlinerdom (Berlin Cathedral)

Churches Around the World: Berlinerdom (Berlin Cathedral)

Welcome to another installment of Devotional Diva’s Churches Around the World Series! Today we are finally visiting the fantastic Berlinerdom in Berlin, Germany! This is the grandest church I’ve yet to visit in Europe. We almost didn’t make the visit on our one day trip 

My Heart Was Filled Up!

My Heart Was Filled Up!

I feel like I’ve left pieces of my heart in so many places. But Iowa is where I have spent the longest amount of time, it is where I grew up, and I still have so many people I love there, so it feels like 

My Beautiful Iowa

My Beautiful Iowa

We are back from our trip to the states! I’m so sorry it’s taken me awhile to get back in the swing of things here on Devotional Diva. Today I wanted to share with you some pictures from our adventures in Iowa (where I am from!) There’s more to come, because it was a long trip and I have a lot to share.

iowa-babies
O, his daddy and his first cousin! We were so blessed to meet him for the first time. Also pictured in the distance is a cat stroller containing our kitties Brigit and Zero! They LOVE walks. I will take no flack from anyone about having a cat stroller. In fact this is my second cat stroller.
iowa-bouquets
The main reason we went to Iowa was so I could be a bridesmaid in my best friend’s wedding. Here is O arranging some of the bouquets.
iowa-coraliville
So beautiful, right?
iowa-playgrounds
The weather was so great when we were there. We spent a lot of time at playgrounds! O was in heaven.
iowa-lake
Iowa is really a gorgeous state. Sadly, not long after we left our area ended up terribly flooded! The wedding reception venue included.

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iowa-carrot wedding
When a carrot crashes your wedding photoshoot.

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Italian Beach Day with My Boys

Italian Beach Day with My Boys

We took full advantage of my husband’s day off and went to an Italian beach! I love the beautiful Italian beaches and we had such a great day. I wanted to share some of our lovely day with you!

Churches Around the World: Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

Churches Around the World: Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

Continuing my Churches Around the World Series (why not, right? I end up visiting a church everywhere I go!), today we’re taking a took at the Eglise Saint-Michel church in Villefranche-sur-Mer. During a stroll with my husband and son, we met a kind lady from Manhattan 

German & French Food Highlights

German & French Food Highlights

As I was going through all of my photos from my trips to France and Germany, I noticed I took a lot of photos of what I ate. Like, way too many too include them in the original Devotional Diva posts that I did about the trips. So, I decided to save them and do a post to include my favorite food photos! Hopefully this is at least interesting for all of the foodie Divas.

crepes
My first experience of real French crepes!
drinks
French wine to go along with the crepes — This was a pretty dry Rose. It was good, and I felt very fancy.
carbonara
French Carbonara!
burgers
In Berlin, we hit up Burger Dealer, home to the best burgers in Berlin!
dopplewaffle
At the Kieler Woche festival in Kiel, Germany, I stopped for a quick Doppelwaffel and soon got powdered sugar all over myself.
sausages
We stayed at an Air BnB in Germany, and our hosts cooked us this awesome meal our first night. It was so delicious!!
schnitzel
True German schnitzel with a beer sauce!
steak
In the foreground of this picture, you can see my husband’s huge steak, baked potato and garlic bread. My plate is in the background, but I got a different steak that was not near as big! Also, Germans are very generous with their sour cream.

 

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Berlin, Germany #DivaTravel

Berlin, Germany #DivaTravel

I’m back with more German adventures! Today I’m sharing our day trip to Berlin. We spent a lot of time walking along a path learning about the Berlin wall and seeing where it was, until we ended up at the memorial and the Chapel of Reconciliation. 

The Stages of Post-Vacation Grief

The Stages of Post-Vacation Grief

The Stages of Post-Vacation Grief I was inspired to write this silly little thing after returning home from my vacation to Germany. This seems to be what I go through during Post-Vacation Grief (totally a real thing) and I thought it would be fun to 

Kiel, Germany: Kieler Woche! #DivaTravel

Kiel, Germany: Kieler Woche! #DivaTravel

As I promised on Instagram (not following the Devotional Diva Instagram? Follow this link or search @devotional_diva), I’m sharing photos from trip to Germany! This is going to have to be broken down in to more than one part. Too many pictures! Here, I’m just talking about our time spent in Kiel for Kieler Woche (Kiel Week!) It’s a huge sailing festival and it was a ton of fun. Here’s a glimpse at our adventure.

Food festival!
The aquarium!
A cool kids park
Another view of the kids park
The mall — Zero store is an homage to my cat!

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The French Riviera #divatravel

The French Riviera #divatravel

Today I’m sharing some photos from our trip to the French Riviera, specifically Villefranche-Sur-Mer! Oh, it was so beautiful. I loved it. What an easy-going vibe. I definitely hope to return someday! If you didn’t know, we are military family currently blessed to be living