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Monday, July 30, 2012

It has been an incredibly long time since I wrote on this blog - I wanted to update all my friends in Cloppenburg. Jeff and I are now engaged to be married. We will get married June 1, 2013. I have been coaching for my company that I own - KiK Soccer Training. Things have been going really well in California. I am missing playing soccer so much. I am in the best shape right now and in 2 weeks I will finally have surgery on my knee. Once I recover - I will try to play again :)

I hope everyone is doing well. I can't wait to see everyone in Cloppenburg SOON!


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Visiting Germany!

If anyone still reads this blog ... I will be making my trip to Cloppenburg in September. I looked and just couldn't afford to fly in April. The tickets were too expensive. I'm actually happy to be going in September because I can stay a little longer!

Not much is new... I'm still in Virginia and coaching soccer. I have about 2 1/2 months left here before I head back to California.

I've been trying to put together a BIG camp for June in California but I'm finding it more difficult since I'm not in town. I'm hoping I can figure some things out and still make it happen.

Last night I went to a someones house for dinner. When I was living in Germany, these Americans from Virginia came to visit Cloppenburg. That is how I met Jeff. Well, while they were in Clp, I hung out with the parents from the girls team. One of those families had us all over for dinner the other night. It was like a reunion of the people that were in Germany for that week. It was so fun talking about our time at the bistro! :) They put on a slideshow of photos. I started to realize how much I miss Germany and my dear friends. I can't wait until September.

For now, I have to focus on coaching my teams! I just wanted to update you and say hi to everyone and let you know how much I miss you guys!


PS... I'm changing the name of my blog....Adventures after Germany! ;)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

....Virginia is for Lovers....

I've been here in Virginia for a little over a week in a half....

It has been an adjustment to make....the area is much different from my hometown of Roseville. It is much smaller. I am looking forward to getting to know more people.

I started my coaching jobs this past week. It looks as though it will be a challenge but the girls on both teams are great. I have been focusing on fitness this first week.

That is just a quick update on what is going on in my life....Hope to see all soon back in Germany :)


Monday, January 16, 2012

6 days!

I only have 6 days left in California....then I will be driving 4,000 kilometers across the country (with my dog and dad) to Virginia where I will be coaching.

I have so many things going on right now. It will be a very busy 6 days before I leave:

- evaluating the youth tryouts
- putting on KiK Mini Camp for girls 9-11 years old
- pack
- doctor's appointment
- training sessions

It should be a fun 6 days ... I think it will go by very fast!

I am looking forward to going to Virginia for the next 4 months. I will miss my family a lot but I'm excited for what is waiting for me there :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Frohe Weihnachten!!!

Frohe Weihnachten to all my friends in Cloppenburg.

I miss you all everyday. I still sit and think about
all the fun times I had in Cloppenburg and how much I miss the city, people and Germany. I sit and wish I was still able to play soccer. I wish I could just RUN right now. But with a torn knee that is difficult. I miss the smell of FROZEN grass ;) just kidding....I just like grass....not frozen grass! ha! The good news is: I got HEALTH INSURANCE finally ... this is such a big deal! :)

Jeff keeps telling me about his time in Cloppenburg and how great it is at Christmas time. I wish I was able to see it....maybe Christmas 2012 will be possible for me to visit :) I would LOVE that. I want to take this time to point out how grateful I was for the people I met in Cloppenburg....Nadine and Hotte, Coach Tanja, my wonderful teammates, the Schafers Hotel family and workers, BVC Zebra, BVC Fans and of course Lui!!! I miss you all very much and especially more around the holidays when you want to
be close to your family and friends. That is what all of you felt like to me....FAMILY!

Here is an update of the things happening in my life:
-I got Health Insurance - so now I can get healthy and start training or playing soccer for fun again!
-I got my logo made for my company ... www.soccerwithkat.com oder www.kickitwithkat.com
-I am putting together a big camp and hoping to fly out some BVC Frauen Players to help be coaches at the camp in California for a week.
-I'm moving to Virginia from January 25th-May 20th
-I'm going to be the Head Varsity Coach at Walsingham Academy
-I am hoping and planning a trip to Cloppenburg in April :)

There is a little update on what is happening in my life. I look online each week to see how the BVC Frauen team does in their games. It was looking good for a while and now it seems to have lost some matches. I'm sure after a nice winter break, the team will come back refreshed and ready to reclaim their position at the top of the table. I have faith in this team. It has been a strong one thus far in the season!

Once again...I will not be posting until after the holidays....so I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and gets to spend it with the people they care about the most.

Merry Christmas!

<3 Kat

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Moving ... for a little bit!!


I am moving to Williamsburg, VA from January until May! I will be living with my boyfriend Jeff and also got a head coaching job at a school out there. It will be nice to be able to maintain my residence in California as well as my soccerwithkat.com and still get a significant amount of time to spend with my boyfriend.

It's looking as though Easter break I will be heading to Cloppenburg for a visit! I hope to see as many people as I can when I get out there!

I miss everyone lots.


Monday, November 7, 2011


Well "Hallo" my friends in Germany. I am not sure if anyone even reads this anymore. Probably not since I've been so horrible at keeping it updated.


I've been really busy with www.soccerwithkat.com since I got home from Germany.
I have been flying back and forth to Virginia to visit with Jeff Dominguez (my boyfriend/former BVC player as well)
I started my Rosetta Stone online German Language courses. I want to be able to speak German fluent when I return to visit. I'm hoping to get back to Cloppenburg for a visit within this year.
I don't have any other job right now and I'm searching everyday for one because it is very expensive in California and I have no health insurance without a job :(
I hurt my knee and haven't been able to do much training.

I MISS everyone in Cloppenburg so much. I have been missing my friends, family and 2nd home so much lately. Especially since I started my German courses. Hopefully soon I will be writing most of my updates in Deutsch!

MISS EVERYONE and if anyone ever feels like writing to me... I would LOVE to hear from you!



Monday, August 15, 2011


It has been a while since I last wrote.

The visit with Hotte and Nadine was amazing. I had so much fun and it was exciting for them to get to see California, my hometown and meet lots of my family and friends. I hope they had as good of a time as I did :)

I have been coaching everyday all day. I am loving coaching all the time. Things are about to slow down a bit and my coaching will only be in the evenings. The kids went back to school this week.

I also met someone when I was in Germany and continued to keep in touch with him and well...we've started dating ;) He played for the BVC club before I was there, but he was out with kids for a Euro Soccer Trip. He lives in Virginia, but was out and met my family this past weekend. Great time :)

I am hoping and thinking I will be getting back to Cloppenburg in March for a visit :) I can't wait to come back and see everyone.

Miss you all so much!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

My 1st German visitors!!!

I'm so excited because as I type Hotte and Nadine are flying and on their way to spend the next 2 weeks visiting America for the first time.

For those of you who don't know who Hotte and Nadine are...let me fill you in. They are GREAT friends of mine and were so incredibly kind, thoughtful, fun and friendly when I was living in Cloppenburg.

Hotte is the goalkeeper/assistant coach for BV Cloppenburg and I had many good laughs with him at practices....many times he hit me really hard with a ball as I was walking away....needless to say, I tried to get him back as well.

Nadine is Hottes' lovely girlfriend. She became such a close friend just as Hotte did. Not only did I become friends with the both of them, but their families as well.

Just when I was really missing Germany....specifically Cloppenburg, they come to visit. I am so excited to show them around my hometown and surrounding areas of California.

Be on the lookout for some amazing photos.

I am hoping I will be able to get my trip to Germany planned. I have two potential times...December or March/April sometime. I would like to come so I can cheer on my former teammates as well as all the newcomers to the BVC family.

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the World Cup games...(frustrating loss for the US against Sweden....ugh!)

-Kat :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Missing my 2nd home!

Today has been a rainy day here in my hometown. It made me think of Cloppenburg haha! Even though I hear right now the weather is lovely in Germany, the weather today made me miss my 2nd home so much....
Luckily tomorrow will be sunny and hopefully my nostalgic mood will have lifted.

I just got back in to town after a nice week long vacation in Mexico...below are some photos of the trip I took with my family...I had so much fun relaxing on the beach and drinking Margaritas ;)
That is pretty much all that is going on right now...I just got back from the trip and then went right back to coaching/training the teams. I am currently working with 5 different teams. The ages range from 9yrs old to 16yrs old and they are all girls teams so far.

I have started taking a Zumba class on Wednesdays for fun! It is a Salsa dance workout class...HAHAHA! :)

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying watching the Women's World Cup...I know I am...I wish I was there in Germany to go to all the games :)

Miss everyone lots!