Tag Archives forExpat

Moving Day!

I’ve been separated from everything that didn’t fit into our six travel bags for 88 days.  Those boxes and I took various routes to the Netherlands. Tomorrow we reunite! Unpacking and setting up house is one of my favorite experiences. I love that it feels like Christmas, reopening all your favorite gifts!  I love figuring out where […]

Continue reading

The Big Move Status Update.

Alright so here is where we are…. – Our fast shipment has arrived in the Netherlands and is going to storage in country. (Yea! Toy Trains! Clothes! ) – Our slow (boat) shipment has left Colorado but we have no further update. We are assuming its on track. (We are optimists.) – Our car left […]

Continue reading

Expat Packing: It’s Just Stuff

  Every few years we pack up our stuff and move. Usually I’m able to bring everything with me, this time I was given specific catagories. Carry On. Air Shipment. Boat Shipment. Storage. Trash. Everything we owned went into one of these categories. I know we are incredibly lucky to have relocation assistance. I divided […]

Continue reading

Our last Fourth of July

… for a while…or not. Happy 4th of July! The 4th of July is one of my all time favorite holidays. It also marks our T-minus one month mark for leaving. I spent this morning thinking about how my next 4th of July wont be in this country. Will we have some sort of party […]

Continue reading

Saying Goodbye.

  Its official… today marks the first time I’ve cried on our expat adventure!  I put a few pictures on Instagram of my kids saying goodbye to their friends with the hashtag #GoodbyesAreHard and was relieved to find a bunch of other photos of people saying goodbye. It was sort of like that first scene […]

Continue reading

What to Expect when your Expat-ing.

The countdown is on! We are starting to get things moving for our big move.  Really I’m planning more for our US “farewell” tour, which you can read about here. The planning is a nice distraction from the reality that we are moving abroad. With the house on the market and the husband house hunting in […]

Continue reading
1 3 4 5