In the summer of 2010, our family – all seven of us – took a one way trip from our hometown in Iowa across the Atlantic Ocean to the city of Neustadt an der Weinstrasse in Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany.   Our home is unique – there is a castle out our front door, grapevines out our back, and with 5 energetic young kids there is constant action in between.  We are relearning how to do everything, but as they say in here in Deutschland, Aller Anfang ist schwer – everything’s hard…at first.