Submitted by Kaitlin on Thu, 01/26/2012 - 17:18
I have been feeling a little down in the dumps ever since my mom left. It is not that I necessarily miss the States, it is just that I do miss my family and friends. To get over this, I decided to make one of my world famous lists. So, after a little over 3 months of living in The Netherlands, here is a small list of things I love about my new country.
Submitted by Kaitlin on Thu, 01/12/2012 - 04:40
It is roughly 4:20 in the morning here in beautiful Holland. I couldn't sleep a wink because, well let's face it I don't sleep like a normal human, and...My mom lands in 4 hours! Which means I would have to get up in 2 hours anyway. My mom will be mine and Loek's first visitor since I moved here 3 months ago. Wow, 3 months! This will be my mom's first time to The Netherlands and I of course, want her to love it.
We have so much planned in the week that she is here. I will even be venturing to some cities I have not yet visited and then there is the "meeting of the parent's".
Submitted by Kaitlin on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:35
Yesterday, I received some rather awesome news in the post! Just 2 weeks, after turning in all required paperwork to apply for my visa, I was granted my wish! That's right, I can now stay here with The Verlo- for at least a year! Words can not describe how elated I feel! I can also now look for a job here, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.
Submitted by Kaitlin on Tue, 11/22/2011 - 17:25
Submitted by Kaitlin on Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:31
Forgive me readers for I have sinned, it has been about 3 weeks since my last post. An eternity in internet years, I know. It is just that I have been busy, moving and building Ikea furniture. Plus, apparently it takes almost a month to transfer you internet here, so I am without until the 11th.
Submitted by Kaitlin on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 12:26
I think I did a decent job of preparing myself before moving over here. I checked immigration websites, blogs, etc for any information I could find before I left. I thought that the verlo- and I were doing the responsible thing by going to City Hall and changing his address to our new apartment and my address to the same.
Submitted by Kaitlin on Fri, 10/07/2011 - 17:55
Submitted by Kaitlin on Sun, 10/02/2011 - 01:53
I leave on Tuesday, hard to believe I know! I feel like we have all been waiting so long for me to move and now, it is finally almost here. I don't know that it has hit me yet. Atti had his last vet appointment today, we just had to get the airline form filed out. I also had to buy him a bigger carrier because he grew again! As for me, all my stuff is packed. I ended up buying another giant duffel, which actually turns into a backpack! Now Loek and I can maybe go backpacking through Europe one day. I am checking both of those, bringing a weekender and Atti on the plane with me.
Submitted by Kaitlin on Wed, 09/28/2011 - 01:05
While I was partying hard this weekend, Loek was working on our brand new apartment! He picked up the 8 keys that we were supplied with on Friday. As well as, going to ikea to pick up our new floor. Saturday and Sunday he prepared the walls for wall paper. Today, my fantastic future in-laws have been working on putting up wallpaper and fixing our concrete walls so I can one day paint them. Hopefully, this week the walls get done, and Loek can start to put down our floor.
Submitted by Kaitlin on Tue, 09/27/2011 - 03:43
This past weekend was amazing, and more action packed than any one weekend has the right to be! My last day of work was on Friday and Loek got the keys to our brand new apartment! Look for a ton of posts about us making it into our home. Saturday was my going away party! Sunday was my bridal shower and today, I was asked to be a Godmother! This weekend could not have been better. I will fill you in with more details this week.