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I’m Toni, Mother of three and wife from the suburbs of Chicago we are completely uprooting our lives and moving to France!

The Unpredictable Mess Of An International Move

How the hell is this going to work?! It can't! What are we doing?! Ahhhh! Help! Send wine! Okay. Bonsoir. I am a little closer to a mental breakdown than I would like to be, but I'm okay for now. A little update, and forgive me if I'm all over the place. I have 42...

I’m going to be Italian!

Just a quick update on how our move is going, and some big news that simplifies it all! It was such a blessing to figure out that I can apply for Italian dual citizenship through descent, but damn that's a lot of documents to track down, pay for, get apostilled and...

Temporary Heartbreak

My heart sank to my stomach. I stared at the words on the paper, the devastation flowing over me as I began to understand. We planned for two years. We worked on the visa process for six months. Impatiently, we counted down the days until this letter arrived in the...

French Visas

Applying for Our Visas We had our visa appointments a couple days ago. I'm relieved to be done with this step, but terrified of being turned down. I won't know how it goes for a couple weeks at least, but we've done everything we can at this point. It's out of our...

Happy Holi!!

Today we went to our first Holi celebration. We showed up, ready for a bit of fun and left completely coated in the beautiful powder and a bit of mud because, well, it's us. It was an absolute blast. It just happened to be the warmest day of the year so far, which was...