Life here is pretty quiet which I really appreciate after a crazy year: leaving Japan, getting engaged, planning a wedding, honeymoon, trying to see a million friends before leaving New Jersey, etc. I am really enjoying having time to read, pray, and reflect. We have had a few folks over to our house which has been a lot of fun. Last night I made American-style tacos for our guests and they were a big hit!

Tomorrow we are going to Berlin for a few days and then Heidelberg which should be really interesting. I am excited but not about having to live out of a suitcase for the next five or six days. I like traveling but hate packing. Anyway, here are a few photos of Matthias’ brother’s wedding which are very lovely.