Julie Weckerlein

It all started when an American girl fell in love with a German boy.


In 2001, I started a little website for friends and family to follow our wedding plans. At the time, I was a US Airman and he was a tank commander in the German Army. We were marrying in Germany, but with friends and family around the world, we wanted them to follow along with our plans. But then the terrorist attacks on 9/11 happened, and our site took on a new role as friends and family wanted to stay connected to us as our respective militaries responded to that.


It's been nearly 12 years and while the site's evolved, it's always been a reflection of our lives as a military family. A little bit of this, a little bit of that as we moved from Germany to Italy to the Pentagon, with time in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Now living in the Washington DC area with our three children, we’re juggling family life with my work life and Martin's military service in the Air Force Reserve.


And all along, we just keep updating and sharing our lives with photos, video and some insight and humor.

Since 2001, I've shared it all on my personal blog: the ups and downs, the joy and the sadness. While I work doing social media for the government, I'm a writer and photographer, too, and most of all, proud wife and mother. All thoughts and ideas expressed here and on my blog are all my own.

You can read my full BlogHer profile  HERE.

My Blogs

Married and Shingled

was diagnosed with shingles earlier this week. This is […] ...more

Flashback Friday: Restlessness, Chores, and Driving Martin Nuts

esterday moved with a frenetic pace....more

GBS: A Record. A Lifesaver.

Julie’s Note: Through our...more

Flashback Friday: Commissary Run

artin, Jaz, and I visited our old stomping groun […] ...more


iss C found one of our older...more

Our Bird Family

ast week, I...more

Flashback Friday: I’ve Lost My Husband to Soccer

t’s that time again. When one is married to a Eur […] ...more

A Day at the Carnival

hough Martin and I grew up in two different coun […] ...more

Julie Rocks the House

f you follow me on Twitter, then you know I spen […] ...more