Our Last Visitors in Barcelona – Kyle and Kelly Visit!

Over the last 4 1/2 years we’ve been blessed to have many visitors.  Friends and family alike have come to Barcelona to share in this experience with us.  Some have come once, some several times.  And each and every one of them we have cherished.  We know it’s a long way to come, a lot of money for flights and precious vacation time used.  And it means the world to us that you have chosen to spend that time and money with us.

And so while we are opening a new chapter to our lives, and hope to have many more visitors come to see us in Amsterdam (a side note here, it’s a DIRECT flight from Boston unlike coming to Barcelona… you know, if that entices you at all), we still had one more set of visitors to join us here for one last hurrah as we get ready to leave our home away from home.  Kyle and Kelly. Continue reading

The Brits "Invade" Barcelona…. The Cousins Come to Visit!

The last 6 1/2 months have been anything but easy for our family.  But for the next few months, we have a lot to look forward to.  Aside from spring having made it’s arrival in Barcelona, and there is little better than spring in Barcelona, we have a lot of visitors lined up for the next 6 weeks.  And while it means less travel for us, after traveling at the pace we have been for the last 4 1/2 years, it’s a welcome relief to have visitors coming our way.  First up, our cousins from England!

For a family who hasn’t been able to get our shit together to visit each other during the first four years of our time living in Europe, we’ve now managed to see our British cousins, not once, not twice, but now three Continue reading

Mom and Dad’s Visit to Barcelona

With only about 10 days to work with and a lot of territory to cover, and being the uptight person that I am, I came up with a schedule for my parents and I for their visit.  However, given this was their first real vacation in more years than I can count, I also wanted to keep things relatively low key and fun without feeling the pressure of going from one place immediately to another.  Plus, my dad had surgery on his knee this spring and has had a difficult recovery from the surgery and so we had his limited mobility to work with. Continue reading

More Visitors!! The Holmes Family comes to visit!

I have to say we’ve been really lucky this year… not only have we had a good amount of visitors (thank you thank you to all that have been or are coming to visit) but their timing has just been perfect as well.  With all our travel planned this year we have something going on almost every weekend.  And you’ll hear no complaints from us!! Continue reading

Visitors!!! Becky and Ray come to visit!

One of the hardest parts of living abroad that I have found is how much we miss our family and friends.  We have a very close knit family on both sides and a great network of amazing and wonderful friends back home.  But being around 4000 miles away makes it tough to see people on a regular basis.  Last year we had just 3 visitors – it’s not exactly the cheapest place to visit (though I hope ALL of you know you are welcome ANY TIME!) and so we understand why we haven’t had a lot of people here.  So you can imagine how excited we were to have Becky and Ray come visit. Continue reading

Sitges in the summertime!

Josh’s parents arrived on Friday and while we didn’t get to spend much time with them that day, we looked forward to a fun filled day with them on Saturday with a much anticipated trip to Sitges.  If you recall, Josh and I went to Sitges, a small town about 1/2 hr by train outside Barcelona, back in March for his birthday.  Continue reading

Happy Birthday Josh!! Our Visit to Sitges, Spain!

Saturday was Josh’s 35th birthday.  Not having been in Spain long to really get a feel for the shops and not having much room in our apartment for more “stuff”, I decided that I would take Josh on our first trip outside the city to the seaside town of Sitges.  And we would go sin niños.  So after securing a babysitter for the day/evening, Josh and I headed down to the train station to take the Renfe about 1/2 hour south to the town of Sitges.  Continue reading