Day 177 – It’s a Green Thing
Mar13

Day 177 – It’s a Green Thing

One of the most popular Alive After 5 street parties is without a doubt “It’s a Green Thing”, the annual St. Patrick’s Day themed event. I love seeing a flood of green slowly moving up and down first street while listening to Irish folk music. Even though it was expected to be quite chilly (for Florida standards of course), it was actually sunny and spring like while the sun was out. The kids had a blast at the...

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Day 163 – Weiberfasching
Feb27

Day 163 – Weiberfasching

Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe celebrates German Mardi Gras every year. Obviously I am so happy to be able to get a taste of “Fasching” right here in Sanford every year! This year my friend Tina and I went out on Thursday night for “Weiberfasching” which you could probably roughly translate into some type of Ladies’ Night Carnival. As it is tradition in Germany, we looked for men’s ties to cut....

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Day 162 – At the Costume Shop
Feb27

Day 162 – At the Costume Shop

In Germany it’s Carnival Season (Fasching, as we call it). It’s the equivalent to Mardi Gras here. So in an attempt to find a fun costume for both of us, my friend Tina and I visited Costumes, Gags and Gifts at the Seminole Town Center Mall today (lower level next to Macy’s). Sure enough, we found some great accessories (picture will follow on instagram Thursday night) for “Weiberfasching” at the Willow...

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Day 149 – Pardi Gras 2014
Feb13

Day 149 – Pardi Gras 2014

Despite the cooler temperatures Pardi Gras 2014 was quite a success. Lots of people came out to listen to awesome music and sample some great food while having a great time with friends and family. And isn’t that what Alive After 5 is all about? Next up is “It’s a Green Thing”, the annual St. Patty’s Day street party. The event will take place on March 13 from...

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Day 100 – Nursery Lights on Upsala
Dec26

Day 100 – Nursery Lights on Upsala

We couldn’t help but take my sister down to the legendary Upsala Road Christmas lights in Sanford after shopping tonight. Everyone who’s ever driven down Upsala during the holidays will know what I am talking about. And if you missed them this year, put this on your MUST SEE list for next year, you won’t regret it 😉 (my picture doesn’t do these lights any justice) PS: Triple Digits today!! I made it to 100. 265...

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Day 98 – Nativity at All Souls
Dec24

Day 98 – Nativity at All Souls

It’s Christmas Eve and my sister arrived last night from Germany! I couldn’t be happier to have her here with us to celebrate Christmas (and New Year’s) with us. This afternoon we attended mass at All Souls Catholic Church. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to follow much of it because both of our boys acted up and just wouldn’t calm down. I certainly wasn’t prepared for this because up until now we never...

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