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A peak inside Alsace

Today, we are very, very happy to be back in our tiny village in the Jura of Switzerland.

You just can’t imagine how happy.

Since coming home after a week away, I have picked a large bowls worth of green beans from our garden along with at least seven zucchini.  One of the zucchini is super sized!

I have caught up with my neighbors instead of finishing all the unpacking.

The unpacking can wait until tomorrow!

I can’t say it enough.
I am SO HAPPY to be HOME.

I, now, – more than ever- understand and appreciate how very, very lucky we are to be apart of our village and to know these dear people. This village and the people in it have in every sense touched myself and my family more deeply than I could have ever imagined.

I care about them.  I want to know what they have been doing.

Can I dare say it???   I MISSED them!

I am thankful for that.

So very thankful.

I am happy to be home.

Home, home, home!

The following pictures are from a walk Vilay and I took alone (no kids!!!) yesterday in a village near Strasbourg.


Alsace, France

Alsace, France

Alsace, France

Alsace, France

Alsace, France

Alsace, France

Alsace, France

Alsace, France

Alsace, France

Alsace, France

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  • anne August 13, 2009, 9:08 pm

    Hi Pumpkin when I read this post I was nearly in tears…I have been reading your blog for a long time, I remember a post about you being quite sad and wondering if it was right to live there! Do you remember?

    Another post back in November 2008 titled My Life and I left a comment with this affirmation….

    We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. ~ Dale Carnegie

    this is so true for me..I am trying. :-)

    I am sooooo HAPPY FOR YOU it is wonderful :-)
    I wonder if you would like to send me your home address and I will send you a postcard, when I am on my next trip in Europe. I hope you do. take care Anne

    • Pumpkin August 15, 2009, 10:17 pm

      Anne,
      I would be happy to as long as you let me have yours so I can do the same! :)

  • Katie August 14, 2009, 4:07 am

    Anne, very well said.
    Pumpkin, you have had your share of challenges in your life, but your positive attitude is AMAZING and very inspiring :-) You have this gift to find the positive in any situation.
    About the jura; Home is where the heart is. You have made that little village a home for you and your lovely family. It seems like a wonderful place to live and raise a family in.
    Looking forward to more stories from the beautiful Jura!

    • Pumpkin August 15, 2009, 10:18 pm

      I am happy to finally be able to stop thinking of where we will move to next. We are planning on moving but it will not be out of your village. It will be to a nicer and hopefully a little larger apartment. ;)

  • expatraveler August 14, 2009, 5:49 am

    I loved the photos and yes I think you saw what I saw and why it ripped my heart to leave Switzerland… But I’m so happy you have a place you want to call home and you now feel like you belong! :)

    Believe it or not, my parents come for their first official visit next weekend!

    • Pumpkin August 15, 2009, 10:19 pm

      I am so happy that your folks are coming to visit you. I know it is hard to be away from Switzerland. A week in Strasbourg was enough for me!

  • Hexe August 14, 2009, 4:49 pm

    How wonderful that you are not only home, but have found a home!

    • Pumpkin August 15, 2009, 10:20 pm

      It is about time,too! ;)

  • Evolving August 15, 2009, 3:36 pm

    Oh Pumpkin I never get tired or seeing your photos! You have such an eye for the simple thing, which I also love!

    And I totally know what you mean about coming home. I am starting to know, slowly, the neighbors on my street and I can’t express the warm fuzzies it give me. Welcome home!

    • Pumpkin August 15, 2009, 10:22 pm

      It can be hard adjusting to a new neighborhood or city but when it is in another country and language that makes it even more challenging. I think you have done really well in a super short amount of time. It took me about 10 months to start adjusting to France (first time living out of the US) and about 6 months after living in Switzerland.

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