Sunday, September 13, 2009

10 years

This weekend the Husband has lived in the US for 10 years. He moved out to California with one suitcase and a pallet slowly making it's way by boat. He had been offered a transfer from the Stockholm office to the headquarters in Northern California and decided to try it out. It was his second visit to the US. I traveled back and forth for many months until California became my base too.

10 years, one house, two kids and lots of experiences ago.

It feels like yesterday and an eternity ago. No wonder we feel things have changed and view Sweden from a different perspective - we've been away for 10 years.  If someone would have told me that I would emigrate to the US and  have both my kids here I would have thought they were trying to be really funny. And here we are.

Happy Anniversary!


Saltistjejen said...

Ja det är ju så med livet att de riktigt stora sakerna och förändringarna är ofta något som händer "av en slump". Konstigt men så är det.
Själva har vi ju bara bott här i snart 4 år så det är inte ens hälften men jag tycker ändå att det känns länge. Fast samtidigt har åren gått väldigt fort.
Stor kram!!

Anna, Fair and True said...

Vad intressant det hade varit att läsa om du hade bloggat redan för tio år sedan!

Peter J said...

Congrats! You have 5 years on us. We'll get there eventually ;)

Carlos said...

Do you wanna back to sweden in the future???

JaCal said...

Saltistjejen - tiden går gräsligt fort just nu tycker jag...

Anna - haha ja... jag tänker också ofta på hur intressant det hade varit om jag hade haft en digital kamera för 20 år sen.. på alla äventyr jag gjorde då som nu det bara finns något enstaka dåligt papersfoto ifrån...

Peter J - haha - but you're already a citizen - so you're ahead! ;-)

Carlos - thank you! I don't know - maybe. As of right now and the next few years - this sure is our home.