Thursday, July 26, 2012

What Jet Lag looks like.....

Well,  I'm happy to report that 2 parents, 3 children and 11 pieces of luggage arrived safely in Geneva, Switzerland.  Thank you so much for all of your well wishes!  I really appreciate it!
The last couple of days have been a whirlwind of highs and lows.  Here is just a snippet:

High:  See above
Low:  2 year olds' body clocks are apparently not as resilient as the rest of them; we were up the entire night while Marlowe was wide awake on US time

High:  We got a European rental car that seats 7 and can actually hold 11 pieces of luggage
Low:  We busted out the tail-light of the aforementioned rental car whilst caught between a hill and a  vineyard trying to turn around

High:  The sky here is a beautiful shade of blue and the view is spectacular with the mountains as the backdrop
Low:  It's in the mid-high 80's and there is no air conditioning 

High:  The girls and I had our first outing today.... taking the bus to meet daddy for lunch at his office
Low:  The machine to buy bus passes is all in French and only takes coins.
Low:  I don't know French and I didn't have coins so it took 3 times as long as it should have 
High:  We made it there, had a good lunch, and made it home.

High:  We got our Apple TV working
Low:  No Pandora radio in Switzerland

High:  The girls are doing great and seem genuinely happy.
High:  A friend gave me a Swiss flat iron and a Nespresso machine...... made getting up that first morning so much easier...... maybe shallow, but true
High:  My guy did an excellent job meeting the movers, unpacking all of the boxes and placing the furniture for us the week before we arrived
High:  We are blessed with great friends and family that have showered us with support and love
High:  Skype & FaceTime

So..... so far, the positives definitely outweigh the negative and, for that, I am very, very grateful.  


  1. How nice he unpacked all the boxes! Welcome to your new home!

  2. Ah, I am so glad to hear from you and that everyone is doing ok. Molly keeps asking me if I have heard anything. Miss you already!!!

  3. kori cavaciniJuly 27, 2012

    So glad to you made it...thinking about you all a lot!

  4. I'm so glad you guys made it safely and are getting settled in. Sounds like you're already having quite the adventure. I miss passing you on the streets several times a day!

  5. So glad you had a great trip. It sounds like you are making positive steps to getting settled.

  6. a flat iron, a good friend indeed...I was given a set of European hot rollers before our honeymoon in Paris years ago. Still have gift ever!

    So exciting...can't wait to see more images from this special time for your family

  7. I can't believe you're already blogging! Happy to hear from you, you'll have that bus down in no time! :)

  8. Glad to hear you are doing so well, Crissy! Hope everyone catches up on sleep this weekend. xx

  9. Glad you all arrived safe and sound. Happy house warming!



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