Tuesday, July 12, 2011

We're Here

After a Long 10 hr flight we finally made it to the Netherlands. The airport was crazy and trying to find our driver was hard but nevertheless we got here and we're safe. The man drove us to the Haarlem Fluor office (Johns work) and then to our apartment they had set up for us. We walked into our apartment and it seemed nice, not bad. Other then no linens on the bed, a 15' tube tv thats all in Dutch, a slow internet speed (dont think they believe in high speed interent) and a nasty note from the neighbor to be quiet in morning they need there sleep they left for the cleaning lady...we are great. By this time is was already 330pm their time and we were exhausted from going hours with no rest. We settled in, made 3 trips to the grocery store (when walking you can only carry so much) and called it a night. Our night was rough as it still is with the jet lag, Haylie appartently thought her sleep was naptime so decided to play all night but we made it to morning...or shall I say afternoon. We made it out of bed and realized it was 2pm in the afternoon. Not sure how we slept that late, but we did. We hurried and got dressed and walked the town, known as City Center. Its a big long strip of stores, resturants, cafes, ect. Pretty cool. The hardest part is everyone speaks Dutch and they apparently are not a fan of americans because they dont seem to wanna help nor really care to be friendly, at least thats what we have seen. Hope it gets better. There has been lots of tears since we've been here (from me of course) but I know it will get better. Its such a different life style im not used to living it can be overwhelming at times. I have a great husband, family, and friends who are supportive and for them I am grateful. So Thank you, and so our journey continues...


  1. Love your blog!!!!!! I'm so exciting to follow it and hear how things are going! I'm sorry you are having a bumpy start. I really pray that things settle down and that you find some friendly neighbors to help you feel more welcome.

    - Sarah

  2. Kacie! It will get better! Your blog is great! Writing it all down will definitely help . You will find mommy friends in no time! Thinking of you & your family!

  3. The pics of the city look so cool! It will get better as you get to know people and they get to know you. As you settle in, your life will get easier. We love you and we miss you.

  4. By the way, the pic in this blog of Haylie is absolutely adorable!!!!