Wow! We are back in Zurich since Sunday morning and the weekend is here. I have so much to tell you about. Our time in the States. Our amazing trip with my family to the North Cascades for 4th of July. Our stopover in Toronto to see my cousin on the way home. Our flights home.
On the one hand everything flew by, and on the other hand, it seems like ages ago that we were on the observation deck getting ready for our long trip home. This time being in my beloved Northwest, it was harder to leave than usual. Summer in Spokane is hot and dry and perfect. And spending tons of time with my family was so wonderful. Coco loves her cousins and naturally everyone adored her, too. Life feels simultaneously settled and in flux. I'm happy to be back in Zurich and I love our life here, but I also look forward to life back home when the time comes.
This weekend we are getting ready for our trip to Paris and prepping the apartment for our Airbnb guests. We've been corresponding with them and I feel very good about it. Hopefully this is the beginning of lots of little trips financed by renting our apartment out while we are in the center of Europe with easy access to just about everywhere!
Here are a few things that have caught my eye recently.
Amazing day-by-day video of a baby's first year. (With tear-jerking music;)
How do you say mayonnaise?
If only Oregon had had this brilliant plan while J and I were there.
Advice from a long-time pediatrician.
A cabled fisherman sweater for Coco.
I can't wait to read Dan Brown's new book!
Stuff to do in Paris with kids.
I hope to be back up to speed with regular posting next week. Enjoy your weekend and see you back here Monday with photos from the US. :) xo
(Photo via Tumblr)