The above photo has nothing to do with Germany, but it is my favorite picture of Kayla (and quite possibly my favorite picture of anyone, ever) and I think I could look at it all day long and smile at how adorable she is. That blonde hair!!!! So precious.
The photo below: Kayla and me on the border between Germany and Austria, taken May 2009 at the end of what we still consider to be the greatest 4 months of our lives.
I am so unbelievably excited that she left the US yesterday on a flight to Germany (!!!!!!) where she will spend the next year. Although she won't be in my town, I can guarantee that we will see each other quite a lot. I am already envisioning a trip to Salzburg together (she lives much closer to Austria than I do....lucky) and I cannot even sit still when I think about what it will be like to be back there with her. I've been back there 3 times since I officially left in 2009 and the most special time was, of course, with Lindsay. There is just something about re-experiencing that place with someone who experienced it with you in the beginning. I am torn between jumping up and down and crying from joy when I think about going back there with Kayla.....our ultimate goal is to live there one day (with Caroline and Lindsay). Ordinarily, I might think that too lofty of a goal....but we already have 2 of the 4 and I am currently living out the reality of what I once thought was too lofty of a goal (Fulbright), so there is hope for us yet. I think if Kayla and I ever found a place to live in Salzburg (as well as jobs), I would literally be the happiest person in the world. Kayla, I hope when you are done in Rosenheim, you aren't ready to move back to the US again or else my dreams will be crushed....no pressure.