Saturday, December 17, 2016

Luxembourg Wrap-up: Saying Äddi

I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna get some catch-up posts in before the end of the year!

I already wrote a post about the farewell concert that functioned as our official going-away party in June. Before we departed Luxembourg in mid-July, we had a few other casual meet-ups with friends to say goodbye. While we didn't get to see everyone before we left, let alone take photos of everyone, I'm posting those we did manage to grab.

None of this documentation will matter to anyone besides us and the people in the photos. Nevertheless, this blog has become our main family record, and we want to remember our time in Luxembourg the best that we can. Something about living in a foreign country speeds up and intensifies friendships, so I know we'll never forget them. But photos help too!

By the way, here are just a few of the passport countries represented by the friends in these photos: Canada, USA, France, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, Ireland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Denmark, Portugal, Paraguay, Brazil, China, Nigeria.

first Luxembourgish friend

Classmates at the park:

they brought gifts, so sweet!

water fight!

James T and James T
Last day of school:

James became really ill and missed the last day. So sad he didn't get to say a proper goodbye.

D's teacher the last 2 years.

After I took these photos, Daphne stood in the middle of the playground and yelled "äddi" to every item at school, one by one. I got a video, but am pretty sure she'd be mad if I posted it.

Next up: how we moved our belongings back!

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