Alsace

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


The above pictures are from a trip we took with some friends to the Alsace Region of France where we camped and did some wine tasting!
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Quick version of catch up or I'll write a book and we don't want that!
  • Have had visitors at my place for the last month
  • Just said goodbye to the last round a couple days ago
  • I have no idea where to begin with catching up anything
  • It was so fun but entirely exhausting, as if you hadn't heard me whine about it yet!
  • I was in Cinque Terre twice in the past month. 
  • I got to walk around Milan for 2 hours - only went in to the American Apparel...ashamed. 
  • I drove a manual car in to Milan and down to CT...I can do anything now. 
  • I've eaten in the last month what I usually eat in one year, I'm sure...
  • My reader has over 2,000 things to read in it...
  • I didn't get that job =( Turns out I need to speak gooder German...;)
  • Finding a job in der Schweiz is almost impossible but can be done, so I'm hopeful. My degree doesn't transfer here so I've been applying to HR's and admin assistant positions all of who want fluent German, of which I don't have. I have to talk down my resume. But, we moved here knowing I might not be able to work...so I'm not upset or anything! But...I am learning german....
  • And now...I go read your blogs!
  • Oops, I wrote a book..

63 comments:

Kelly Leigh said...

baah girl i didn't know you were going to Alsace!! My family is from there and my cousin owns the most delicious pastry shop there and I swear he is a real life version of willy wonka and I could've got you the hook up for sure. Boo.

Ann Nichols said...

You had quite a month! Good synopsis... I never seem to be able to write anything short~! Glad you have time to be back in blog-land again! By t he by...Your pics are terrific!

Claudz said...

Such lovely photos!!
Well done on the manual car!
sorry about the job :(

not a book, a short story that was nice to read :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Wow!!! That is guite a month...Glad you enjoyed all the visitors but i bet you are happy to get back to normality, right?....Take your time and about the job: you will find something soon...I bet!
Love those images...you guys are such a cute couple:)
Hugs and kisses and see you soon:)

Ps: I am hosting a sweet jewelry GIVEAWAY later on today :) Hope you will join in :)!!!

Mat said...

love images, esp like the top one, the colours are great.

Sympathy for the Devil said...

i like your pic in Alsace :))

Fashion Butter said...

Was wondering where you were! Glad you are back! Totally understand were you are coming from with the job - it's really a challenge. :)

CHANTELLE said...

wow! i'm so jealous, you got to go to france! everything looks so gorgeous & lovely ♥

Cara said...

what a month you had! I love that first photo :)

Mandy said...

Wine tasting is amazing!

style'n said...

Krystal-ok well hopefully you can relax a bit now. O I love that you are talking about camping and wine at the same time : )
So jealous you went to cinque terre 2x this past month
you look adorable in that picture. And when I first saw your pictures I was like she didn't take those!!! then I thought of course it's Krystal....yes she did take those fabulous pictures.

Julie-Inspired said...

I'm glad you're back...and I totally understand that feeling of where to begin. I did laundry this morning at 6am because I feel like I am stretched so think on time lately! Have a great day!

Julie xo

Lady Grey said...

Welcome back! Your pictures are incredibly beautiful!!
oxo

Stacey said...

Yes, you can do anything if you drove a manual car in Milan! actually if you drive anywhere in Italy-so proud of you:-). Great pics too-Happy you're back! xx

urban muser said...

sounds like you've been busy! love all your photos, especially the first one.

M said...

YUM! Well doesn't that all look delicious?!?!

xx.M

www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

Café Bellini said...

That first pic is amazing! I love wine tasting... I've done it around the Bordeaux region but not Alsace.

Emily Jane said...

What gorgeous, gorgeous pics!!! Especially the first one. Don't worry too much about the job - things happen for a reason and it just means you weren't meant to be in that place. Something will come along :)

Also? 2,000? Having 200 induces a panic attack!! lol

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

u've been a busy lady! .. wine tasting YUMMMM

Dancing Branflake said...

1. Those photos are absolutely stunning and belong in a magazine.
2. You are amazing for writing a book. I have no end in sight with mine.
3. You are so photogenic!

Katelyn said...

Yes, I'll take a one way ticket asap!!

Teenage Bride said...

I enjoyed you book hahaha.

Those pictures are AMAZING!!! very very jealous.

ching said...

these pics are stunning! and so are you. :)

Purses Pastries Etc... said...

Looking at this post my reaction went from "oh, yummy" to "oo, pretty" to "aw, adorable!" ;)

Tucker said...

You two are so cute! love the alsace region - it was such a surprise to me how much i liked it! Glad you can rest - company, though amazing, tires us all out.

Also, job hunting ... i'm so intimidated by german. Good luck!! I'm sure you'll find something soon.

xox

Molly said...

I'm sorry about the job. But, learning German will be really cool!

Welcome back to the land of blog.

Hollie said...

suddenly my life feels ultra boring!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Welcome back, sweetie! Can I live through you? Please??? My mouth is watering looking at those pretzels! YUMMM!!!

Sorry to hear about the job. Hopefully you can just enjoy life right now and forget about all that working business :)

Nikki said...

You're killing me smalls! Job or no job I want your life. Start writing tour guides and become the next Rick Steves!

So...how many hours to drive from Milan to Cinque Terre?

PursuitOfLLT said...

Welcome back!!

Don't worry about the job...you will find one soon! In the meantime, soak up the life of leisure :)

heidi adnum said...

Amazing!

Catita said...

Krystal! Love to read about your crazy hectic schedule. Too bad for the job but I am glad you are optimistic and you WILL find something :)
Ok so I must as, where is the first picture from? It is so nice! And are they candies or cookies?
You look great in that picture, are you reunited back with Mark?
xoxo

BusyB said...

hahha to funny what a great picture!!!!! how beautiful!!!!! : )

Josie said...

My goodness, you have been a BUSY girl! These photos are lovely -- you and the husband are adorable!
xo Josie
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The girl of many sorts. said...

Loved the two first photos, and the last was gorgeous:)

Love are shown...great photo:)
Thanks for visiting girl...
SP

Katie said...

Beautiful pics :)

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I'll teach ya German!!! :) Love the pics, and am so jealous you got to see so many beautiful places, which I have never seen!!! :) Wow!! ;) haha. Happy catching up!! ;)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Great photos- That was a great summary- not a book at all.

Going into American Apperal- tisk tisk- so bad.

MILAN-

Tisk again.

this free bird said...

So good to see you back love! Yahoooo!! Do you need 200 naps?? It sounds like you had the time of your life and I still envy your life abroad. Doesn't driving a stick in Milan count for anything on your resume??

xoxo,
Carrie

SwissTwist said...

Woah! back up there, you wrote a book? Can we? can we??

Wild and Precious said...

amazing pictures! oh i how i wish i lived in your neck of the woods and could travel like that!!!

OneCraftyFox said...

Sounds like an amazing trip, those top photos look delicious!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Beautiful pics! I am so jealous of all your European travels!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Only a short book! lol.
Awww sorry you didn't get the job. It must be really hard trying to get a job in a country where you don't really speak the language. I can't get a decent one here and I speak english, lol! Jealous you got to go to Milan and can't believe you only went to American Apparel!! Terrible!

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Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

Wow I'm tired just reading what you've up to....Nice to have friends around but can be exhausting. Glad your back and sorry you didn't get the postition but something will come up that is perfect for you. American Apparel? Really! That show strength, maybe you should be in finance. :)

Love the picture of you two in the vineyard.

jane said...

sounds wonderful! even with the job frustration and all - you're in a wonderful spot. i lived in switzerland for three years, met my husband there, and l-o-v-e it dearly. enjoy yourself* xx,jane

Erica said...

Omg pure heaven!!!

Debby said...

I love the pictures you took, it looks so beautiful there!! xo

LyddieGal said...

Goodness you've been busy, but everything sounds amazing!
It seems like one of the best things about living in Europe is getting to easily visit Europe-- france looks beautiful!

Sorry you didn't get the job, I hope you find one soon so you can go shopping! Or I mean, save money.

Mia Delessi said...

I'm sorry to know about the job :(
In my school I have the chance to learn german or keep learning english. i chose english because I think is easier. But german is a great language and i wish you luck learning it. Maybe in the future I'll learn it but first I have to re-star studying french.

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

i nicht spricht deutsch, so i didn't work the whole time we lived there. BUT. i traveled. a lot. and i wish i had done so even more. enjoy your time there!
glad you're 'back.' :P

Reina said...

looollzz.'i need to speak gooder german'
oooo those photos are beeeutifulll!!!

Stephany said...

Sorry to hear about the job. :( But it'll give you time to get better at German and a better job will come along!

Happy to have you back in the blogosphere!

Charlotte said...

"I got to walk around Milan for 2 hours - only went in to the American Apparel...ashamed."

molto triste!

And those pretzels in the picture above? They look DIVINE. I've got a hankering, to be sure.

I feel sad for you... keep plugging away at that German! It'll come... in the meantime, you get to blog and travel and live in freakin' die Schweiz!

Oh, My Darling said...

Wow, you've been a busy lady!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Woohoo on driving the manual car! Keep going and something will eventually turn up!

heather yalin said...

Aww, I love these photos! You'll speak gooder German soon! These things are sometimes little blessings in disguise, no? I know I know, worst thing to say ever!!!

Welcome back!!! xox

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

That's quite a month! I'm so jealous you got to go to Cinque Terre twice! The meringues? in the first picture look too pretty to eat!

I'm sorry about the job but I'm sure you'll find something great :)

Oh, I left an award for you on my blog!

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Gorgeous pics.

How frustrating about your degree! But am sure the gooder German is just a lesson away ;) Hope the lessons are fun!

Sophia (my visual illusions) said...

beautiful photo's again! the cupcakes, yummy!

Signe said...

Aaaw, to bad about that job! But sounds like a good month none the less ;)
And I loved Milan!! And my next visit to Italy will include a trip to Cinque Terre for sure!!

Signe said...

And lovely pictures!!

She Wore It Well said...

1. the job will come!
2. loooove that photo of you guys!

 

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