On a lark, as a young couple back in 2010, we moved to Switzerland. Hence the name, Swiss Lark. At the time, we figured we would stay a few years, get that whole living abroad thing out of our systems and then return to life as we knew it. This is us at the Zurich airport the morning of our arrival. We had nine pieces of luggage total.
This was our going away party in Zurich, June 2014. Over the course of four years, we started our family and had a second baby on the way. We lived in the most perfect apartment of all time and made wonderful friends. But for some reason, we always felt that it had to be temporary. When what seemed like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity popped up, we made a crazy leap of faith and moved to Minnesota summer 2014.
Sometimes crazy leaps of faith turn out, and other times, they don't. Minnesota definitely did not turn out for us, but in the end, I'm glad we took the risk. We learned and grew and it pushed us to really confront ourselves and our goals and our priorities in life. We are better for it.
This little dumpling of joy is the best thing to ever come out of Duluth, Minnesota. Theo was born just shy of six weeks after we arrived there. Our shipment from Zurich hadn't arrived and so began the most chaotic and, quite frankly, miserable time of our lives. I thank my lucky stars that I had this beautiful, strong, inspiring boy to keep me in the moment and focused on what really matters throughout that nightmare.
We will always miss Lake Zurich, our beloved Seefeld neighborhood and the amazing friends we made there. Or, we might go back! It's hard to accept that no matter where we are, we'll always be missing someone or somewhere. That is how living abroad ruins you forever.
Now we are in Spokane, Washington, surrounded by family and trying to figure out what we really want. Do we want to go back to Zurich? Do we want to settle down and buy a house here? What do we want for these two darling kiddos of ours? Big questions.
If you would like to get to know us a little bit, and hear a bit more about our time in Zurich, here are a few posts to get you started:
Alpine Baby Celebrity
You can email me if you have any questions or just want to say hi! lindsey (at) swisslark (dot) com xo