2012: Summer (Vacation)

In German we call it balcony vacation or UHU, which means around the house. We did activities close to Wil and enjoyed exploring Stefan roots. Here just a few highlights we had. Papi took 2 weeks off and we enjoyed a VIP viewing for the Swiss National day firework in Wil from our balcony. Continue reading

2012: Settling in Switzerland-the first 3 months

After arrival, we went straight to our temporary flat in Duebendorf. It is literally a stone throw away from Stefan’s office. We liked the practical floorplan and the flat was furnished with all necessities. Our relocation agent showed us about 8 houses/apartments. Continue reading

2012: Moving to Switzerland – farewells, packing and 27 hour trip

Well, we knew it will come one day, but our move away from USA only sank after the Xmas holidays. We had to organize our move and Nora stocked up on kids clothes and other necessities that are very expensive in Switzerland. Highlights of the preparation: Continue reading

2012: Farewell in Cincinnati – March 17th

thanks everybody for coming. Cary and Cathy Zalba gave us a very special gift: a professional photographer attended and did capture our event with friends and our USA family:
http://amandabarbosa.passgallery.com/event/tz5ll112039

We enjoyed the farewell a lot! Kids played with their friends and were very excited about having their fabulous Creative Tots teachers there. Adults enjoyed the time mingling and everybody won a prize at our “can not ship raffle” with goods the movers refused to take.

Good Bye Cincinnati!
We miss you like crazy….

2011: Newsletter English / German

2011 August: Wil/Switzerland

We spent 3 weeks in Wil. Thanks to Uncle Juerg for the program with the kids and it was good to hang out with family and do some day excursions around the Eastern part.

Wir verbrachten 3 Wochen in Wil mit Familie und Freunden. Danke an Onkel Juerg fuer die Programmgestaltung. Wir machten Tagesausfluege in der Region.

The girls flew afterwards to Singapore, in order to have their first Hari Raya with their families….Glad, they could participate in this important holiday.

2011 June: Birthday parties for the girls

We celebrated “in between” birthday # 2 and 4 for the girls. An informal afternoon with friends, huge Costco burgers and lots of tal, laughter and play.

Wir feierten die beiden Geburtstage “in der Mitte” mit Freunden, grossen Hamburgen,  viel Spass und Spielen.