Dear Friday. You are the start of a very hectic weekend, and even more hectic next two weeks! Bring it. Dear husband. Hanging out with you never gets old. I'm glad we never have a dull moment together, and look forward to every single weekend knowing we'll spend the entire time laughing our heads off at each other. So, to celebrate us, I've hired a sitter for the dogs and booked a room in Cologne for a night. You've offered to give up pretty much your entire leave to help me pack, move, and clean the old house...we [YOU] deserve a night out. Dear house. It doesn't matter how many times I have to do it, packing is a pain in the ass. I've seriously contemplated just selling every single one of my books since there's no easy way to tote you all around the world. Dear books. Just kidding, that would never happen. We're inseparable. Dear house. Seriously though....pack and clean yourself already. Dear dogs. I love you all mucho. Dear Cologne. We're heading your way for a night of good food, good beer/wine, some touristy sites, and one helluva Christmas Market. Don't disappoint. Dear job. I love having you, and love the fact that I get out of the house more. You were a good idea. Dear school books. Why do you have to be so freaking expensive? And why do I need so many?! Dear life. You're going well, lately. I'm a happy girl, so thank you for making that happen. Dear everyone. Can you believe that we've been here for a year already? Neither can I! I caught myself browsing through this post about our first day abroad, and am amazed at how much we've changed and how far we've come since then. I love it!