Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Forgive the lapse...I'm back

Last time I posted was well over a month ago. I have a LOT of updating to do.

Starting with the most current update and working backward, I'm bringing you my first day in Leuven, Belgium.

Honestly I was beginning to feel as though I'd never be joining Chris here so when I finally received my passport with that little Visa stamped into the third page I thought, oh okay, its the standard unfortunate picture, but oh well. Now what? I'll show you a little "now what" now:

I hopped on the first flight that I could, with a little (read: a LOT) of help from our friend Mike and his airline-employee sorcery, and headed right over to Chris. I'm not sure that this first picture should even be shown (two flights a quarter of the way around the world and going on 72+ hours with no shower and only 9 hours of sleep altogether...) but here it is, for the record: our first photograph together in Leuven, Belgium.

We wasted no time and in an effort to stave off the jet lag, headed out for breakfast, shopping and exploring:

The town square and one of the side streets. I don't think there are many uninteresting places in our town.


I think that I may be one of the luckiest girls to have a husband who will hold off on eating a real Belgian waffle for over a month just so we can share the experience together. And I'm not joking. Because these waffles are nothing like what we have for breakfast in the U.S. They are a more of a dessert and, they are delicious. This is one we got while shopping, they're just sold from vendors on the street. I have a feeling I'll be frequenting each one until I find my favorite.

Someone once told me that if runners were super heroes one of our talents might be something like      pathfinder extraordinaire...case in point, second photo on the right.

The harbor outside of our apartment. And our view of it from the balcony (see it? just left of the chair?)

I may have had reservations about moving, and I know that eventually they might come back up and nip at me now and again, but for right now, I'm contented to be living in a tiny historic town with Chris in the middle of Europe. More on the rest of our summer soon, I promise not to leave everyone (is it just you, Mom?) hanging for so long again... until next time, goodbye, goedenavond, au revoir, salukes, or auf wiedersehen!


  1. This is so great Kelly! Glad you made it there safe and sound. I just wanted to comment to let you know that someone else is reading your blog too, not just your faithful mother. :) Can't wait for the next post!

    Meg Sortore

  2. Oh Kelly, so so so proud of you! So glad that you made it! Additional reader here!

    Your faithful cousin,

    Sandra :)

  3. And curious Gudrun is reading, too! :-)
    Auf Wiedersehen and have lots of fun!

  4. And your brat, baby sister is reading as well!
    These pictures - amazing! And, yes, especially the one of you two.

  5. Me too... me too!
    I'm traveling vicariously through your posts until I can come in person.

    You're favorite cousin, Dawnie

  6. You guys are all awesome! I'm going to keep trying to post one a day during the week (my new job) Love you all! :)


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