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We made it and are slowly getting the kids back on French time.  They have had it the hardest adjusting to when it is day or night thanks to a mild case of jetlag.  Boy Blue was terrible during the flight from Cincinatti to Paris.  He became so frustrated that he threw his pacifer as hard as he could and hit the gentleman sitting in front of us right on the back of the head.  My boy has a good arm unfortunately for the other passenger.  After a couple hours he fell asleep for most of the trip back to France. 

I feel good in France.  Everything is the same and I feel right at home.  I did lose a little of my French but am sure it will come right back.  I still understand but have even more trouble speaking. 

The girls have been speaking in English even more than when they were in America.  I think they are intimidated.  Once they start school it will be fine.  I only wish they would stop speaking English to their grandparents.  They  speak French with Vilay so I do not understand why they are speaking English with their grandparents.  I am not worried because I know it will all work out. 

France is still as beautiful as I remembered.

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  • barbara February 8, 2007, 10:25 am


    Welcome back to France !
    I wish you and your family a smooth transition.

    I’am an expat who has been in France for 17 years, also with a French hubby.
    I have not been back to live in the States, for a long period. But I feel that I also would have been through my difficulties.

    Children being sometimes more adaptable than adults, your own maybe will feel at home before you.

    Take care,
    I extend a friendly inviation to check out our blog too !

  • Pam February 8, 2007, 11:14 am

    Welcome Home!

  • L'Amerlqoue February 8, 2007, 11:50 am

    le 08 février 2007

    Hello Pumpkin !

    Welcome home, to Pumpkin and all the family ! (smile)


  • Wendz February 8, 2007, 8:31 pm

    Oh good you’re home. Been thinking about you guys a lot!

    The French will come back for sure…in a few weeks you’ll be jabbering away again.

  • roland February 8, 2007, 9:07 pm

    bon retour à la maison!

  • Alison February 9, 2007, 3:40 am


    I’m glad that you all made it back safe and sound. I know that all the decisions you’ve made in the past 6 or 7 months have not been easy ones. It is a shame that things did not work out for you in the States; do follow through with your letters and such to your congressman

    And I was hoping we’d get a chance to meet, but perhaps when we do, it’ll be on French soil. (Heheh, even though La Rochelle is on the opposite side of the country from Strasbourg.) ;-)

  • Cathy Y. February 9, 2007, 7:57 am

    Glad to see you are back to France safely! I hope everything works out as you are hoping. I hope you are able to access your e-mail from the internet cafe. I’ll be in contact from time to time, especially when I know when our trip we will hopefully make to Europe comes to pass. Take care!

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