Wednesday, January 18, 2012

LIFE = CHANGE

Yes, it's true. We have moved to Zug, Switzerland. This is the place we will call home for the next 2-3 years. Steve's company offered him the opportunity to work out of their international office here and we took it. So we're slowly adjusting to life here.

We're just about over the jet lag, although we might mess ourselves up again tonight trying to stay up and watch the Super Bowl. We have had our first family trip to the grocery store, IKEA and although we've tried to eat at the Migros Take Away we have yet to adjust to the business hours here. Everything closes earlier and nothing is open on Sunday.

I'm hoping I can manage to get my first load of laundry and a load in the dishwasher done tomorrow. I need to make a second trip to the grocery to get the correct product. Apparently the water is very hard here so you have to add a "conditioner" so there isn't soap scum/residue left everywhere. Anyways, everything is just a little different but we're handling it pretty well.

Steve starts work tomorrow and hopefully Maddie will start school on Wednesday. Her birthday is Sunday so we'll have to find a way to celebrate on Saturday (since everything is closed on Sunday). The girls are adjusting well and are enjoying the trips back and forth between our "two apartments." Our air shipment should arrive on Tuesday at our apartment and we're currently staying at the corporate apartment. Our sea shipment will arrive a few weeks later and then we can fully move into our apartment (soooooo ready). Felix will arrive shortly after that. We miss him and his vacuum cleaner abilities (C:.

Hope this post finds you all well. Here's a pic of the fam supporting our favorite team.

3 comments:

KP said...

Happy early birthday maddie! Can't wait to come visit!

karin said...

I've been thinking about you every day. It's so good to see a picture of you in your apartment. I remember all of the firsts we experienced and how stressful grocery trips were in the beginning. Can't wait to hear more. Love you.

Shannan said...

Kelly! How exciting!!! I have always wanted to go to Switzerland! I pray you all are adjusting quickly. Thank you so much for sending us an update so we can keep up with you! Your family is beautiful. Precious girls... :)
Shannan