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.

January:
 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

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

April:
A visit from Grandpa and Aunt Minnie

Trier, Germany


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

 May:
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!
 June:
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:

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

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

Will and Kate on the island of Capri

 October:
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!
 November:
The kids and I visited Nancy, France.
 Our family went to Tunisia for some sun and -- uh -- camel riding.

Ali Baba.
 December:
BRRR!!!

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...

3 comments:

  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!

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

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