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REDIRECTING TO A NEW SITE - THIS SHOULD ONLY TAKE A MOMENT

REDIRECTING TO A NEW SITE - THIS SHOULD ONLY TAKE A MOMENT

3.1.12

a year in review

2011 will go down in history as our most exciting, risky, adventurous, challenging, and strengthening year to date. We spent the first half of 2011 apart, Peter in London and me and the girls in Portland, preparing for our big move across the pond. Those months were  rough and strange, while coming to terms with my mom's terminal cancer I was packing, house and school hunting, selling everything, saying goodbye to friends, family, a city we loved so much, and setting off into the great unknown. 
As it turns out we like it here very much. Everything is different now. We walk/bus/tube/train everywhere we go (no car!) we have our groceries delivered, the girls go to school dressed like Hogwarts students, we are learning new words like fringe=bangs and rucksack=backpack, etc... The girls have adjusted better than I could have hoped. Peter and I are stronger and more united than ever.
 Sure, living abroad is rife with challenges, but also full of new opportunities and there are advantages we wouldn't have other wise. We like the new-ness of it all.

This blog post will act as sort of as my stream of consciousness, how I remember the year, what stayed with me, it's a bit of everything, thank you for being a reader of this small space of mine in the interwebs.
XO
and here's to a good year! (Ellie)






9 comments:

mais said...

Hey Kjrst- I love your blog... and you know I am a dedicated reader (and friend). I have tried to email you back several times but I'm just not sure you have been getting it. I hope you had a great christmas with your family. We need to talk!!! I miss you! Tell the fam hi- you guys look great in these pics.
xoxo

Casual Businessman said...

challenging yet magical.

Molly W. said...

awe.some. love 'em all. i miss you. i'm sooo glad you got to spend Christmas in the states, just wish I could've seen you! love is being sent from lil' ol' Waco. xo

Kristopher Orr said...

THese are really good. Like...really good. Have you ever thought about submitting work to be judged by a fine art eye? Or even doing some photo projects to eventually display?

kimsueellen said...

This all literally took my breath away. I miss you and love you oh so very much. xoxo

flexMD said...

simply enchanting.

Kris said...

Hi. I just stumbled upon your blog this evening.... and I adore it! (I too am an American living in England.) I aspire to take the kind of photos you take. Really beautiful work.

Kris said...

Actually, I'm just assuming you are American... I don't really know. I just read that you lived in Portland before... so It's just a guess! Now I'm just putting my foot in mouth :)

Casual Businessman said...

made you look. again.

 

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