Wednesday, January 19, 2011

One Year in Luxembourg

So this is it:  our one-year anniversary in Luxembourg.  One year ago today we -- and our enormous pile of luggage

-- arrived after a harrowing trip...

...halfway around the world.

I can't believe it's been a year!

Some highlights from our first year in Luxembourg.

 We spent lots of time exploring the forest behind our house.

The kids were delighted by the first snowfall:
Their first snowman!

February brought many trips to Ikea and much furniture assembly!
Ack!  The cardboard!
But we also made time to explore our new home:
Luxembourg Centre Ville

Our first trip to Paris!
View from the top of the Eiffel Tower

A visit from Grandpa and Aunt Minnie

Trier, Germany

Jennifer annoyed her Facebook friends by endlessly gushing about the beauty of spring in Luxembourg.

A trip to Holland to see windmills and tulips.

Keukenhof Gardens

Kate appeared in a French newspaper:

And our home was invaded by bats:
Still makes me shudder even 7 months later!
We took advantage of the lovely weather and relaxed in our backyard:

 Our friends, Ted and Laura, came to visit.
Ted and Laura in front of Vianden Castle
 We celebrated Luxembourg's National Day:

A trip home to see friends and family...
Will and Brendan
Gigi came to visit and we took her to Bruges, Belgium.

Our trip to Italy where we visited Rome, Pompeii and Sorrento

Will and Kate on the island of Capri

We started enjoying the fall activities Luxembourg has to offer:

Pumpkin picking in Sprinkange

Jennifer annoyed her Facebook friends by endlessly gushing about the beauty of autumn in Luxembourg.
C'mon!  Look at that.  How could I not gush!
The kids and I visited Nancy, France.
 Our family went to Tunisia for some sun and -- uh -- camel riding.

Ali Baba.

Snow, snow and more snow.

 We took also took a trip to Heidelberg where Will lost his first tooth and went ice skating for the first time.

What a year!
I can only hope the next one is as wonderfully full as the last...


  1. Wow. Time does fly. And it IS a gorgeous place (I am so happy here . . .).

    I spent yesterday running around to renew visas. Hoping I got it all right and in time because I like being here!

  2. A very good re-cap!
    How long more will you all be in Luxxembourg for?

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