Friday, January 2, 2009

Final Friday

Here is the link to my new and improved blog. Click here

Hope you all enjoy it and visit often.

Au revoir,

Jill, Joe and Foxy

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The End

The end of one chapter and the begining of another new year. Tomorrow the link to my new blog.

Our boxes waiting to be loaded

Our house with the lift and boxes coming down

The guys loading the container-no we didn't fill the 40 ft, so we could have shopped some more.

movers on the second floor

All gone - just the gorgous marble fire place and the crystal chandlier left- we miss you our belle maison.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Final Dinner

Here are some photos from one of our last dinners out at Vincent's. Sorry they are backwards I'm on Joe's laptop and not sure how to work it.

Foxy sleeping on my lap during dinner - she really misses going to resturants with us.

My dessert - yummy yummy

Joe had muscles

The guys preparing the food

My shrimp in garlic and butter

The walls were coved with tiles

We had a great dinner and enjoyed every second of it.


Hope you all enjoy your New Year's Eve. It is one of my favorite nights. I'm not sharing yet what I have planned for us right now.

Please all be safe if you are going out, and I don't think I need to remind you not to drink and drive.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Hello, Just a quick note to say we still do not have a house. Joe is starting to freak out and I will the first or second week of January. keep your finger crossed for us.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Hope you all have a great christmas and a very happy new year. My holiday cards are going to be alittle late this year. Oh well!

Hopefully next week I will get my computer and show you my final photos from Belgium.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Last Sunday I started out on my drive from Minneapolis to LA with my dog and parents.

First stop was Omaha, it was -25 below with the wind chill. It was so cold that foxy would only go a couple steps out of the hotel to do her stuff. I know she was thinking I thought you said we were moving to a warm place mom.

A very quick stop to see Kate and Anne and my parents visited their friends. Then the fun began, the snow was moving into Flagstaff, AZ which was where we were suppose to spend the night but we tried to make it to Phoenix. I say tired because along the way I got a speeding ticket in New Mexico. Yes me who doesn't speed and follows the rules. This was my very first ticket and I got it for going 45 in a 35 zone but I wasn't going 45 maybe 40. My dad was surprised i didn't get a warning but I wasn't going to argue with the man even though he was wrong.

Then 3 hours from Phoenix we ran into snow/sleet/rain on a single lane highway that was pitch black so we decided to spend the night in Sow Low, AZ. In the morning I had to clean my car off because it was covered in snow. Again Foxy was thinking mom you said warm weather.

Ahhh the last day of driving. It started raining after Phoenix and the traffic was terrible with Semi trucks passing and then spray so bad you couldn't see the road. Then in Palm Springs the high way signs were covered with snow so bad that you couldn't even see what they said. Getting closer to LA we saw that highways were closed due to flooding and snow. Once we go to Valencia/Santa Clarita we found out that the #5 highway was closed just after the exit we took because of snow.

In the morning on every local channel they were talking about the snow in the area. Not to mention Las Vegas. All the mountains around us are covered in snow. Even the mountains behind the hollywood sign.

After 4 days on the road we made it safe and sound to California.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Manic Monday

hello everyone,
We all made it safe and sound to CA. Since this was us you know there were minor and major problems.

The movers the first day packed up there van keys - so when we get our stuff we will have to keep an eye out for some keys.

Friday when we got to the airport to leave Brussels to come back to the US we had a major problem... US Airways would not accept Foxy to fly international of course they told us this after we were all checked and our baggage was already sent to the plane. After some couple hours of scrambling and some major stress we got a flight. Foxy & I flew Northwest and Joe took the US Airways flight. It wasn't our fault Joe's company booked it through there corporate travel company. We double check when they made the reservations due to not flying them before - and they said everything was o.k. Not sure why they didn't try and call us or contact the travel agent before we arrived and got checked in for our flight...

Tomorrow the stories of driving across the countries.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Fun Friday

Checking out the stars & house hunting today.