Friday, April 15, 2011
We're going International
Andy came home last night with flowers and asked if I wanted to hear good news when we went out to dinner or before we went to dinner (I had no idea we were going out). Brady had had a rough day and had just fallen asleep when Andy came home, so I said it wasn't a good night to go out and to just tell me the news. He said it was about his 4th and final rotation for Bosch and finally blurted out "We got Germany!" I was a little surprised because although we had some clue about heading to Germany, we were told it wouldn't be finalized until 6 months before we left, so we were expecting to find out in late July. We will be headed to Stuttgart for 6 months starting at the end of January or beginning of February. This is such a great opportunity for our family, because not everyone in the JMP program gets to go international and Bosch world headquarters is located in Stuttgart. If we had waited until later in Andy's career to go international, the minimum length of time to be there would be 3 years, so this is a more perfect situation so we can go and come back before Brady starts school, hopefully in fall of 2012. We have plans to travel throughout Europe because it's very cheap to take a weekend flight or train around the continent. We have plans to visit, London, Paris, Nice, Barcelona, Venice, Zurich, Saltzburg, Munich, and possibly others. Brady will be quite the world traveler at the young age of 2! He will have lived in more places in the first two years of his life, than either Andy or I in our entire childhoods (we never moved when we were children).