Our Home Away From Home

Well, today our family is complete. J got here around lunch time. We immediately got down to business and accomplished a few major things. I think Coco was the most excited. She was leaping through the apartment like a gazelle. If you are wondering where we are staying, we are in a 2 bedroom apartment in Kindsbach until we get our furniture. It’s cute, and I get to watch the kids in the park from my window with my coffee (so does Coco). I also got to walk to the bakery just a block away this morning. It is such a quaint village. I keep hearing Belle from Beauty and the Beast in head singing, “Little town. It’s a quiet village.” It’s one of my favorite movies, but I seriously feel like I am in a fairy tale. The church is in the center of town, and I absolutely adore the sound of the church bells. It’s quite the change from the CVS and Honda dealership noise I used to get. Nothing is simple here, yet everything is simple. Crazy, I know. There is no Walmart or Target to run to down the street. I realize how spoiled I am now. I also realize how well Germans take care of their stuff and their environment, and how Americans have a long way to go. While I am still adjusting, going to the new house makes me so unbelievably peaceful. The trees, the National Park in my backyard, the village, and the house itself make me relax. I have needed this for such a long time. My whole family needs this. I can’t wait for us to move in and get into a routine. Here’s some pics so you can see what our new world looks like.

Apartment kitchen

Apartment kitchen

Apartment Deck

Apartment Deck

Our view

Our view

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Fresh pretzels from the German bakery

Coco watching the kids play

Coco watching the kids play

Our new home away from home

Our new home away from home

2 Thumbs Up & a Pose

2 Thumbs Up & a Pose

 

Our new street

Our new street

National park trail right behind the house

National park trail right behind the house