adventures of an american housewife in the south of france

The Haute Housewife Moves to France!

For the last few weeks I have been hinting at a big announcement and I think it is finally time to share it.  After nearly a year of persistence, hard work and patience, we finally made it happen…on April 22nd, Michael, Fig and I are moving to Montpellier, France! Living abroad has been a huge goal of ours, both as individuals before we met, and now as a family.  Michael and I have been talking about and planning this adventure since he started working for a French company in 2007.  But before we could get to Step 2:  Living Abroad, we had to take care of Step 1:  Getting Married.  After our July 2009 wedding, we took our time getting back into our normal routine.  Then in February 2010, we went on our belated 3-week honeymoon trip to Thailand.  We had such an amazing experience traveling around and immersing ourselves in the culture of another country.  It was during this trip that Michael and I turned to each other said- ok, we’re finally ready to make this next step happen! Those of you who are part of our daily lives understand that it was not a quick and easy road to today!  After we got back from Thailand in March 2010, Michael formally expressed his interest to his company in moving to their worldwide headquarters in Paris.  We’ve been through several rounds of “almost” opportunities and have explored positions in Sweden, Singapore and France.  It’s been a rollercoaster of ups and downs over the last year trying to make this move happen but I am really excited about where we have ended up. In 5 short weeks I am going back to being a Haute Housewife – and this time in every sense of the word.  I am thrilled, nervous, stressed, freaked out, and overjoyed.  I can’t wait to share this adventure with you all – the challenges, the travels, the culture, the FOOD!  It is sure to be a wild ride and I hope you will all follow along as we close our eyes and jump into this next exciting step in our lives.

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8 Responses to “The Haute Housewife Moves to France!”

  1. Julia says:

    this brought tears of joy to my eyes! i’m so happy for you guys. canNOT wait to come visit!

  2. Jordan says:

    SOO EXCITED FOR YOU! (And jealous!) Wish you the best! And am now planning a trip to visit…

  3. Dawn says:

    Hooray! The moment has come. I am soo thrilled for you!

  4. Courtney Cantwell says:

    WHOOHOO!!! We couldn’t be happier for the two of you. Of course we can’t believe that you will be leaving California before we do:) But that is okay. We will bring the kiddo to France to come see you. LOL.

    LOVE you like crazy! So proud of you for making the leap!!!

  5. Jess says:

    yay, it’s officially official! merveilleux!!!

  6. Devon says:

    Nat – this is is seriously so awesome. Your new hometown looks beautiful and I can’t wait to come visit! Haute Housewife in France!!!

  7. nate says:

    Congrats guys!! I’m sad to see you leave though…

  8. You are living a dream. How amazing!

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