I’m headed back to the good ole U S A later this month.  

JB will be headed back after his season, which will probably be late October.  
Honestly, I was sad to see September come mainly because I knew decisions needed to be made…
and change was upon us.
I’m getting used to the fact that we’re headed home.
That life is going to change in a big way for us.
For one, my stint as a stay at home wife is coming to an end.
i’ve enjoyed my run of drinking copious amounts of tea, reading blogs and fixing fancy dinners.
{though maybe the job search will take a while … }

I’ll soon be kissing JB goodbye in suits and ties instead of a baseball uniform.  
But … we can’t be nomads forever.   That was not the plan.  
His new job will have lots of travel perks, we’ll get to make a real home, and hopefully become parents to a cute french bulldog… 
{hint, hint, JB…   !}

eventually and Lord willing… a baby! … one day.
I am scared but excited when I think of all the possibilities.  
I also know that is how most good chapters in life begin. 
heck, i was so scared to come over here at first! 
I look back at how God has taken care of us and I am overcome by peace for our future.  

Also, i’ve got three weeks left here.  I am choosing to enjoy every second.  

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  • Reply Raven

    LOVED this post Sarah. I agree, God is GOOD and everything happens for a reason, HIS reason.

    I thoroughly enjoyed living vicariously through you as you traveled all over and will continue to do so when you are back in balmy Florida. Is that where you will be?

    and oh my, I can't WAIT to one day see a picture of that baby. I am already blinded by the gorgeousness he/she will possess πŸ™‚

    September 6, 2011 at 7:17 pm
  • Reply nicole

    glad you're coming home πŸ™‚ mayeb we can blate soon. although i'll miss your amazing photos πŸ™‚

    September 6, 2011 at 7:18 pm
  • Reply Megan

    cannot believe you are leaving me here.

    ive got to figure out a way to get over to you before you go since Paris isnt in the cards this time around.

    im on it.

    September 6, 2011 at 7:20 pm
  • Reply allienotsally

    amen! enjoy these last weeks! πŸ™‚

    September 6, 2011 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Chelsea Coleen

    I have had fun living through yall as well πŸ™‚ where will yall be headed? MS? we could be southern neighbys πŸ™‚

    the most comforting thing in change, is that you have JB, the person you love, right there, by your side, going through it with you, every step of the way.


    September 6, 2011 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Corey @ Learning Patience

    Hi there girlie…I'm so new to following you that Im not sure about the details but There are a couple things I do know…

    1. You are beautiful inside and out
    2. God is great and the fact that you already know that means the world.
    3. Seriously….u like bulldogs too? (girl, we HAVE to meet eventually)
    4. I'm pretty sure you're next adventure will be equally amazing and exciting…..

    Where are you moving home too?

    xoxo from Trinidad

    September 6, 2011 at 7:26 pm
  • Reply Holly

    You have so much more exciting things to look forward to in your future now! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    September 6, 2011 at 7:27 pm
  • Reply Daily Cup of Couture

    I know that you and your husband have many lovely things ahead!


    September 6, 2011 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply Shannon Kirsten

    Enjoy your last weeks in Swissa…I know you will miss it but we are so happy to have you and (almost JB) back. I can't wait to squeeze you and celebrate H's wedding upon your arrival!! xoxo

    September 6, 2011 at 7:44 pm
  • Reply jillian :: cornflake dreams.

    yah! so exciting! you have so many wonderful things to look forward to. enjoy the rest of your time in switzerland and think happy thoughts! xoxo jillian:: celebrate cornflake dreams' first birthday with a month of giveaways!

    September 6, 2011 at 7:46 pm
  • Reply

    You and JB will do so amazingly in whatever situation God gives you! I know the adventures will only continue once you're back in the States, and I can't wait to read about all the fun you have in the next stage of your life! God bless, xoxoxo

    September 6, 2011 at 7:57 pm
  • Reply yours truly, melissa

    Your blog is such a positive and happy place to visit online. You two have had such an incredible experience living abroad and sharing your stories has been a delight to your readers as well. I'm sure that this next chapter in your life will bring all kinds of fabulous memories as well.

    September 6, 2011 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply hayley.jay

    I know how you feel and it's so tough. But you're right…all of the adventures to come will be just as exciting as being nomads πŸ™‚ Good luck with the move back + job hunt + reverse culture shock and enjoy every minute left in Switzerland! xo

    September 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Alex

    You really are blessed. What a fantastic opportunity living overseas has been. Now you're on to the next exciting chapter. Best of luck to y'all! πŸ™‚

    September 6, 2011 at 8:10 pm
  • Reply Catita

    I am already excited for you, no matter what change is good! And God has been by your side so surely many great things will come your way. I feel like you've spent your time in Europe to the fullest and like you said it is time for the next chapter and possibly kids!
    We will be going thru that probably next year when heading back home too for the next chapter of our life, till then I'll try to travel and party (and shop) as much!

    September 6, 2011 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    May you guys be blessed by these next few months of change. I know it will be a transition, but I hope you continue to blog all about it!

    September 6, 2011 at 8:25 pm
  • Reply Stevie Leigh

    Sarah – I'm feeling the same way right now. But look at what a beautiful journey it's been so far! God is good, and He always has an incredible plan – one that we couldn't have designed for ourselves. Trust is so hard, but I'm learning. And I'm truly inspired by how you exude faith through your blog. πŸ™‚

    September 6, 2011 at 8:41 pm
  • Reply crissyspice

    i am crying πŸ™ can we hang out every single second??? you are amazing and strong.

    September 6, 2011 at 8:43 pm
  • Reply Olivia.Dee

    that is so exciting! well that you're coming back to the states.. not the sad part about you leaving.

    best wishes on this new chapter!

    September 6, 2011 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply 17 Perth

    Change is so hard sometimes, but I agree….God is amazing and His path is always the best one imaginable. Even though it is coming to an end, enjoy every single second! : )

    September 6, 2011 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Alisha

    YAY for coming back to the states!! Change is hard for everyone, but you can still read blogs and drink tea over here too πŸ˜‰ Enjoy your time left with JB. God will continue to watch over you and JB as you make a new home over here.


    September 6, 2011 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Jenni @ Story of My Life

    So very excited to see what the future will hold for you, my dear… and I hope you continue to blog about it, regardless of where the road leads you! πŸ™‚

    September 6, 2011 at 9:08 pm
  • Reply Jenna

    I love how optimistic about the future you are and can't wait to watch as your life unfolds πŸ™‚

    Still, I'll also definitely be savouring your pics from these last 3 weeks in Switzerland!


    September 6, 2011 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply katie [the bright life]

    Wow, what a bittersweet time you're in. I've loved following your travels, and will be thinking of you as you transition! Looking forward to see what's ahead in your fairy tale…Xo, Katie

    September 6, 2011 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply Kit

    What a bittersweet time. Enjoy the rest of your month…I hope you savor each and every moment. Your new life in the states will be wonderful!!!

    September 6, 2011 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply mgrasso09

    Have a great 3 weeks! It will be an exciting transition, for sure, and I can't wait to see your pics coming up!

    September 6, 2011 at 10:14 pm
  • Reply Bibi

    I'll keep you both in my prayers through this transition time. I sure can't wait to see God's plan for you both unfolding over the next few months =) =) =)

    September 6, 2011 at 10:48 pm
  • Reply Mrs MacKenzie

    First of all – Proverbs 3:5,6 is one of my favorite scriptures too!

    Secondly – Please don't stop blogging after you move. I will miss you.

    and Finally – The best is yet to come! Just wait. You are going to love being a parent when you decide the time is right!

    September 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm
  • Reply It's A Love Story

    Congrats to the new change!

    September 6, 2011 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply So Truly Lovely

    So excited for you two! I just love reading about your lives and even moreso about your excitement in knowing that God is taking care of you and filling your life with peace. Every picture of the two of you is evidence to it. HUsband and I are five months along with a wee one and it is a beautiful thing-let me know when you want me to start praying for that πŸ™‚
    xo, Anna N

    September 6, 2011 at 11:47 pm
  • Reply Whitney

    I loved reading about your overseas adventures. Can't wait to see what is in store for you in the US πŸ™‚

    September 6, 2011 at 11:50 pm
  • Reply Sara

    I can't wait to hear about the next chapter in your life! Good luck!

    September 7, 2011 at 12:06 am
  • Reply Flora

    I'm dreading the day I have to write a post about moving back to the US for good.

    Change is good. Wishing you the best in this next chapter of your life.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:36 am
  • Reply Marshall

    I'm excited for what the Lord has next for you two! It's going to be even better than you can imagine right now!

    I do hope your husband's job brings you out to Asia at some point – would love so much to meet you πŸ™‚

    September 7, 2011 at 12:47 am
  • Reply Elle

    Good luck with your new adventures! Having a home to decorate is the best! I'm always changing things up πŸ™‚

    September 7, 2011 at 1:28 am
  • Reply Kristen

    can't wait to see where God takes you guys!!! and to see pictures of the french bulldog if you get one πŸ˜‰

    September 7, 2011 at 1:38 am
  • Reply .Jessica.

    So excited to continue to follow the next phase of your and JB's adventures!

    September 7, 2011 at 2:57 am
  • Reply LindseyC

    Aww that is the most happy/sad feeling in the world! I totally understand. But welcome back to the land of Target!!!

    September 7, 2011 at 3:11 am
  • Reply Brooke Cushman

    πŸ™‚ I hate changes too! I really struggle with it! Even the smallest simplest things. (my husband thinks I am a bit nuts at times) But, it always works out, and I am sure it will be the same for you.

    September 7, 2011 at 4:37 am
  • Reply Krystal

    aww, back to the US!! Very cool, I'm sure that was a tough decision!
    p.s. have you checked your email lately? we're emailing about today πŸ™‚

    September 7, 2011 at 5:45 am
  • Reply β™₯ CheChe

    Yay for AMERICA!!! And I get what you mean at the end. Sometimes when God is calling us to do big things or take "risks" if we forget to look back on everything He has provided for and done so far we can just get caught up. Beautiful girl.

    Enjoy those 3 weeks.
    And, of course, post if you want…

    No pressure or anything.


    September 7, 2011 at 6:38 am
  • Reply caley-jade rosenberg

    Such an exciting journey ahead – enjoy every moment of your last month and all the best with the move back!!
    Can't wait for you to get a French Bulldog:)

    September 7, 2011 at 6:52 am
  • Reply Daryl

    Change is good! Sometimes a little sad or a little scary, but good. I wish you the best of luck on all your new adventures!

    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings, and Other Things.

    September 7, 2011 at 7:49 am
  • Reply Elizabeth {e tells tales}

    You get to make a real home! This new, wonderful chapter is going to be just as exciting as the one you're in now!

    September 7, 2011 at 9:59 am
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    i'm happy for you. i know you'll miss the european life but it will be so nice to be home and settled.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:37 pm
  • Reply Dara

    I just recently stumbled across your blog, but I just wanted to say that I think you and JB are adorable. You guys will continue your fairy tale story just in another city. And as Dave says…."Turns out not where but who you're with that really matters." πŸ™‚

    September 7, 2011 at 3:17 pm
  • Reply christine donee

    On one hand, I'm super sad that I won't be constantly jealous of your quick trips to far and nearby wonders. I mean, who needs the travel channel when you have this?

    But on the other hand, Florida is a bit closer to LA than all of your other residences from the past year or so. And with that I smile.

    I think you and JB need to take a vaca to LA. We can take a safari to see the natural wildlife. But be careful, they bite.

    September 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply Ashlee

    Aw, how exciting and sad all at the same time. Sad you have to say good bye to JB but exciting that you get to start a new adventure back here in the US πŸ™‚
    Hope you have safe travels and a wonderful rest of your time in Switzerland. πŸ™‚

    September 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Kelley @ Kelley Maria

    Enjoy the rest of your time over there! Change can be scary, but I am always amazed at how God takes care of us. Living and traveling in Europe seems like an awesome opportunity, but making a home can be a totally different and exciting experience as well!

    September 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    I'm sure it was a very hard decisions, but I wish you the absolute best in your next journey! you have such a passion for life, that you can make any place a beautiful home. & if you move back to florida, we can have a blate πŸ™‚

    September 7, 2011 at 4:12 pm
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    It's so exciting when you see God's hand in all that has happened in your life (and it's happening at the moment)… Psalm 37:5 always makes me so happy and at peace with the future, I'm sure you will too Sarah darling.


    September 7, 2011 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply Aspiring Kennedy

    i feel you… but the good news is god does have great things. and a girl like you will find the best things in any situation… though it is heartbreaking to leave such a special time of your life. one that was just perfect.

    whenever i get sad about phases ending, tyler always tell me: it'll be different, but it'll still be good.

    i love that! can't wait to see where you go, and how you find happiness there. πŸ™‚ we'll miss you on this side of the pond!

    September 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    I love that you're embracing this change! It's inspiring and moving! Thank you for sharing this with us!

    September 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    I know that there are wonderful things ahead of you and I am sure you will always carry a part of Svizza in your heart πŸ™‚ I am so sorry that I am sick and could not meet in Zurich today. I am not sure if we find a new date before you leave πŸ™
    Enjoy every minute of your last weeks here in Basel and have soooo much fun in Paris!
    Talk to you soon, xox

    September 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    noooooooooo! we have to see each other soon!!!!!

    September 7, 2011 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Bridget

    i am so friggin excited for a tucker baby.

    moving on. i think the nomad life you've been living has been pretty cool and making me insanely jealous all at the same time. and i think the chances of us meeting are a little greater if you're in the same country as me so hurrah! come back to usa!

    September 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm
  • Reply Anna of IHOD

    Sarah what a beautiful quote. It couldn't be more true….sometimes he asks us to take these big acts of faith so that he can show us just how much he is listening, and how personal his love for each of us is.

    I am so excited for you, because you have a whole lot of world coming up ahead of you! I know it must be bittersweet though to end your travels. Looking forward to following your adventures!

    September 8, 2011 at 1:41 am
  • Reply Anna of IHOD

    Sarah what a beautiful quote. It couldn't be more true….sometimes he asks us to take these big acts of faith so that he can show us just how much he is listening, and how personal his love for each of us is.

    I am so excited for you, because you have a whole lot of world coming up ahead of you! I know it must be bittersweet though to end your travels. Looking forward to following your adventures!

    September 8, 2011 at 1:41 am
  • Reply Sarah

    I love your optimistic and refreshing attitude. Move forward with faith, not fear. I'm trying to remind myself of that now. πŸ™‚

    September 8, 2011 at 2:51 am
  • Reply Shay @ The FailteHouse

    Sarah – what a great post! Thanks for sharing and I will be praying for your next journey and a future job! God is good, you know he will provide! Soak up those last 3 weeks πŸ™‚

    September 8, 2011 at 3:09 am
  • Reply Michaela

    I love this, Sarah. You're so blessed to have been able to be there and experience life in such a fun way. I know you will do well wherever you are and wherever life takes you! And hello…a doggie and a baby one day sound wonderful (:
    Love the verse you posted. So important to remember!

    September 8, 2011 at 5:40 am
  • Reply sarah nicole

    So excited for you, Sarah, and all the new things on your horizon!



    September 8, 2011 at 11:50 am
  • Reply Liz

    I can't wait to talk more about this this weekend – in person! this is just a new adventure in your life, it will be just as amazing as traveling around europe. I'm sure it's bittersweet. on the one hand, there's no place like home, on the other, living in europe has been the opportunity of a lifetime. but you have so many things to look forward to – especially if it involves a frenchie πŸ™‚ my advice – get one while you're not working, because taking care of a puppy is a full time job!!! they are amazing, but quite the handful! all totally worth it, though!!! see you in a couple day!!! eeeee!!!

    September 8, 2011 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply wishful nals

    enjoy enjoy enjoy!

    September 8, 2011 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply chanel

    pro 3:5-6…so true. I'm feeling the same way right now with much less of a move happening today. Still any move and change feels uncomfortable, right? Where will you guys be once you are back stateside?

    September 8, 2011 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply The Present Road

    I just came across your blog. I love it so much. You have given me hope that fairy tales are indeed true. That was much needed. Thank you!

    September 8, 2011 at 6:23 pm
  • Reply Lea

    Loved this post! How exciting that you will be starting a new chapter. I have a feeling it will be as adventurous as ever!


    September 9, 2011 at 1:01 am
  • Reply travelkate

    Good luck on this new adventure! I am sure it will be fantastic!

    September 9, 2011 at 1:43 am
  • Reply rental mobil

    Very nice, thanks for sharing.

    September 9, 2011 at 4:25 am
  • Reply brittany

    amen to that verse πŸ™‚ i hope you get to savor and enjoy every last dot of your days left over there… and then i know america will be delighted to have you back!


    September 9, 2011 at 6:59 pm
  • Reply Libby

    I stumbled upon your blog from Liz' blog and am seriously i love with all your pictures. They are honestly gorgeous and there are like 4 pictures in your etsy show that I really want! I will keep my eyes out on your blog to see if you have another sale sometime soon πŸ™‚ good luck with your move and everything else coming your way!!

    Libby on the Label

    September 9, 2011 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply A Beautiful Mess

    New follower! I know changes are hard, but they will pay off one day and you will be so glad you made them!

    September 12, 2011 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Rachel {Da Paura β™₯}

    Hello darling! I've so enjoyed following all of your recent adventures (and has helped lessen the separation anxiety I have had from Europe since we left Rome, ha) and I'm excited for all of your new changes!!! I can't wait to find out what is in store for your gorgeous self & fam. xoxo


    September 12, 2011 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Jasmine

    You're leaving Switzerland? So sad.. your pictures showed me regularly how beautiful my country is!

    September 15, 2011 at 7:39 pm
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