|Dates:||22 Mar 2017 - 23 Apr 2017|
Lunch at the golf club just next door.. ⛳️
Family photo after tough soccer game!! 🥅
We take a day off today and stay at home, going for a walk and play some soccer. ⚽️
Waiting for the grill to be ready! Good day!! We bought beds for the boys and a desk for me. Now we only need a kitchen table. 😁
... and in Navarrete... seven rooms was painted with the first coat today! 👍Go Fran!
We have picked up the "Aygo" 😁
Pipe from the new guest bathroom on top floor is now coming down through Leo's room.
Hmm... we just learned that the fire place is dead... MUERTO...😩
We fixed all papers today for Anna & Nicoles car. Tomorrow we can pick it up. 👍
The extended Family is complete with Anna & Nicole here! 😁😁
Baumeister Fran is happy with the progress and confirms that they will work the full weekend.
The full wall is down, light is coming in to the living room and it looks great.
The frames for the window to the inner yard from the dining room is up.
First opening between living room and dining room down, we decided to knock down the upper wall all the way to allow more light in.
The new bathroom for guests on the top floor has walls.
Preparing for painting in our bedroom.
This will be Leo's bathroom.
The wine fields are turning green.. summer is coming! 🌞
Boys ready for bed after a full day....
Construction started... wall down and window started between dining room and inner yard... 👍👍
Altough the morning run is tough with all hills, the reward of watching the sunrise over golf course, wine fields, olive trees and mountains in the background to a beautiful concert of bird song... makes it all a great start of the day.
All 8 get along very well, we have met our first Spanish friends. 🤝
Moving on to Calle Laurel for some tapas! 😄👍
... while the parents meet up for a coffee on the side. Here we are with our banker Ivan and his wife Susana.
Today we socialize the Logrono way... kids play in the Espolon Square...
A wonderful long breakfast. Today we will meet up with our banker and his family in Logrono, tonight we meet Fran Baumeister at the house. 😎
Ready for bed after another full day.. the full house is cleaned. All trash left behind is stored in three positions. We are clear on new walls, rooms and bathrooms. Tomorrow we meet our construction guy Fran in the house! 👍
... even Leo is in... 😄
Filling the pool with ice cold water... but Lucas still jumps in! 😄
Lunch! Sausage grilled on a one time grill! But the environment is fantastic!
Driving.... to Navarrete in the morning... 😄
We bought the boys some toys to enjoy this time without furniture...
... four years later... it looks like this... 😄😄😄
Last time we bought a house and started refurbishments it looked like this....
They had some pretty old books... this is where the Spanish language was first born.
We went to a Monastery today to do some tourism in between the house work.
On a walk in Navarrete. 😄
Lucas and me on a walk exploring the Spanish insects!
We have lunch outside by the church and Lucas makes his first friends! 👍
The house... again... next week we might get the keys... 😄
Lucas and Leo by our door...
We come just in time for the procession to church celebrating Palm Sunday.
Our first day in Spain as a family. We go to Navarette to show Lucas and Leo the house from the outside.
Skönt att lägga sig i gräset efter 20 timmars resa! 🌞
Finally!!! The whole family is here!!! 😄😄
... in the meantime... Leo is sleeping on his way.. 😴
Reunion Day!!! Today my three boys arrive!!! I go for a morning run in a very beautiful morning! 😄💞😄
On the airport, ready to go to our new home country Spain. 🙏
The final piece to be shipped, Stephans lovely motorcycle...
The boys are waking up the last morning in the US, and say goodbye to the friends where they lived the last week (Stephans friend Scott and his family).
Logrono is blooming! I am on my way to immigration for the 4th time. This time I can hopefully collect my permanent residence card!
Leo and his teacher Mrs Atchison. Both boys learned to read with her.
... and Leo says good bye to his class...
Lucas says good bye to his class on his last day in Chatham Day School.
Leaving the french plant after two days here! Driving home to Spain.
Left early and took a walk since I have no mail, files... tomorrow I am going to France.
One of the hurdles with moving... I am now on the third day since my id was cut and I lost access to laptop, emails, calendar, files... a little bit challenging to handle... 😖😖😖
Time to say Auf Wiedersehen to Savina. Thanks for a fantastic time together during half a year of big changes!!! Next time we will meet in Spain or Austria! 💞💞💞
Leaving the house after 2 hours discussions and measuring.. 😴
Was back at our house this evening, to get a second offer for the constructions. Here a view from our future roof top bar.. 😄
Morningrun on the golf course before the golfers are up!! Lots of hills, 65 flights of stairs this morning. 😄
A drink in the city that does not sleep...
Touristing NYC with the Swiss friends.
A final walk in Central Park! 😄
Dinner for one... I miss my three boys.. 😟
Spent most of the day working, preparing for the coming week. Took a walk in the early evening. Chilly but beautiful.
Meanwhile... the rest of the family is on Museum of Natural History in NYC!!! 👍
Now it is time for dinner... 🙏
Livingroom.. sofas covered with sheets since they were disgusting...
I have pimped the house...
Meanwhile in NYC... Stephan and the boyz are touristing a final time with a Swiss family on visit.
I spend the day shopping toilet paper, washing powder and cleaning the worst in the house. Heating is fixed, it was a hole in a pipe. A Spanish McGyver came and fixed it with... yes, a chewing gum and silver tape!!! 😂😂😂
The first night will be a bit of a camping experience, no heating, no hot water, no WIFI, no telephone... but a great view!!! back to basic survival!! 🏕
... meanwhile in La Rioja... I moved into our temporary living at a golf course vacation home complex. Having supper in the evening sun. 🌞😎
Stephan is taking down his parking space sign and locks the door...
... the house is empty again, we lived three good years in this house with 17 Au Pairs and countless great parties with fantastic new friends.
At home in Morristown.. the last box goes into the second container... 🚚
Leo and Ashley reading a funny story for the class. 💞
Leo in Science studies during the moving week, he is focused in school and not affected by the boxes at home.
Last meal in the house.. breakfast without plates, spoons or glasses... limited menu... 😄
Lucas and Leo is having a lot of fun in the house full of boxes... 😄
Containrarna lastas för sin båtresa över Atlanten... 🗽🚢🇪🇸
Min sista delikata middag i Logrono på ett tag... imorgon flyttar jag till ett temporärt boende i ett hus utanför Logrono. Skall bli skönt att få ett Hem igen.
In Morristown.. they are ready for the first container to be arriving so they can start loading!! 🚚
Lucas and Leos rooms are empty and they are now camping next to Stephan... ⛺️
In Morristown almost the full house is in boxes by now. 🚚
Spring has arrived to Logrono with flowers and bird song all around.
I appreciate the extra of light in the evening!
A couple of storches is enjoying the sunset from their house... not easy to spot but one is standing up.
... and furniture being wrapped... 🚚
Lots of boxes prepared in Morristown after one day of packing... 🚚
... and in Morristown... the moving crew has arrived and the packing has started... 🚚
I am working in my office in Viana...
... playing with the camera... 😄😄😄
Walking in the vineyards after lunch and...
Modern, informative, good audioguide, excellent flow and some fun games in between.
I am on an excursion today to the Wine Museum of La Rioja. Great Museum!
It stopped raining! Logrono is full of life today, 8000 women of all ages doing a charity run. The men are there in marching bands to cheer them on!
Packing started in Morristown... pool table being dismantled and crated. 🔩
It is a rainy and cold Saturday in Logrono, I rest and study Spanish. Here some fantastic Pan y Mantequilla... bread and butter. 🥖
Back at my favorite restaurant... enjoying another fabulos dinner. I have now been sitting for one hour watching these brilliant chefs work with an efficiency and beauty like a Russian gymnastics team.
Today I left the rental car and could pick up my company car... 👍 another step completed! 😄
Happy to be back!!! Looking forward to a dinner by the fire and then a long nights sleep!! 😴
Back in the hotel in Logrono... exhausted...
Back in the mountains, shortly before landing in Bilbao. ⛰
Changing flights in Frankfurt, the Motherland of Lufthansa.
All my bags are packed I am ready to go... leaving Pioneers Ln in Morristown for the last time..
A final walk with Mari in a freezing cold and windy day in NJ. We have done countless steps walking and running over the last 3 years!!! 😄
|Dates:||22 Mar 2017 - 23 Apr 2017|