Monday, May 14, 2012

Basil to Basel {I'm in Europe}

On Friday morning I planted my basil, and on Friday afternoon I boarded a plane that would take me to another plane, that would take me to another plane, that would take me to Basel. That's Switzerland.
I had waited for about 8 months for this day to get here. The day I would see my friend Molly and her husband, John, who are living in Germany.

This Germany...right outside my window.
For my first meal here, we walked into town for a little local fare.
It is Germany, after all.
Steak with onions and garlic butter.  It was one of the best meals I've eaten in a long time. After that, I went home and went to bed. It takes a few hours to get here, and I was zonked.

On Sunday we drove to church over in Switzerland, and God gave me the sweetest gift on Mother's Day by getting to meet this little boy and his Mom.
After church we drove to a little town in France called Kaysersberg.
I kept thinking I needed to pinch myself.
Creme Brulee.
In France.
On Mother's Day.
Other than French mothers, who does that?
We took a winding path up a tall hill to the castle ruins.

 It was close to sunset and the view was spectacular.
When I crawled into bed last night, I felt like I had so much to say to God. I was exhausted, but my heart was filled with so much thankfulness for the beauty of the day. I knew it was going to be a great one, but I had no idea how beautiful the details would be. I love a great gift, and this was one I will treasure for a long, long time.


  1. ahhh.
    i love this post.
    i love seeing your travelsssss.
    this is amazing.

    look at you charging your iphone, was that between our texts?

    that sweetie is adorable. i'm so glad you got to meet and hold him, on mother's day. amazing. perfect timing.

    i'm so happy for you enjoying such a wonderful trip.
    and creme brulee.
    in france.
    on mother's day.
    you are living the dream. :)

  2. That's one beautiful gift in that last picture (Pr 18:22)

  3. Incredible pictures....I am with you in my heart! dad

  4. Interesting coincendence that Sunday night I was going through old papers and read a movie review you wrote in The View about the movie French Kiss. Can't believe you were actually in France as I was reading that article!

  5. Oh my goodness! Kimberlee, that is amazing! You look so beautiful, rested and joyous! Happy Mother's day!

  6. Kimberlee, this is awesome!
    So happy for this adventure you're having.
    I'm loving all of the pictures.
    Enjoy, friend!!

    {and creme brulee in france...there are no words.}


  7. Kimberlee, I am so happy you are having a great time in Europe!! Craft Weekend will be in Germany? or France? Let me know.

  8. Wow! Beautiful picts! I am totally jealous! Enjoy it! If you ever want to visit the Paris of the East, you are always welcome! :-)

  9. I love God's timing ... always perfect ... soooo Him! Thanks for sharing. I'll have to travel vicariously thru you!

  10. Ahhhh how beautiful! Have a great time, can't wait to see more pics!

  11. Oh Kim, How exciting! Have a great time and keep the pictures coming!

  12. Kimberlee I got teary just looking at your pictures. THey are stunning and I'm so glad you are getting to soak it all in and enjoy it. What a gift. That last pic of you was amazing girl. Enjoy each day ....

  13. wowsa! stunning pictures of a beautiful country. what a blessing to be there. Robin C.

  14. how wonderful kimberlee!!
    the look of joy on your face says it all.
    well, that and the pic of creme brulee in france. ;)
    enjoy your adventure!!

  15. All of those pictures are stunning. But especially that last one...a great pic of you, and the background so unlike anything here in the US. It sounds like a fabulous trip! Glad you got to do it, and a little jealous :)

  16. you look so beautiful. seriously. that picture of you is amazing. everything looks so beautiful. i wish i was with you!! :) love you and miss you. i am so glad you didn't move there. ha ha ha i was thinking that as i went though pictures "I'm glad she is coming back though" because i would miss you too much.
    have a wonderful time. enjoy every second....which i can tell you are!


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