2013 - We Welcome You!

From our (Oregon) family to yours - HAPPY NEW YEAR! Enjoy every adventure that 2013 brings your way!
 Thanks for the awesome picture, David
After almost a month of holiday hopping around Kentucky, West Virginia and Oregon, we're back in Europe. What a wonderful whirlwind it was to see so many loving and familiar faces. It was a breath of fresh air, although, I have to say that I despise living out of a suitcase! Being in the States was life-giving, but for the first time since moving to Belgium, we felt at home as soon as we walked into our apartment here. We were jet lagged and flu(ish) for the first week or so, but excited to get back into the swing of life in Europe. As we welcome a new year, we're excited to embrace new friendships, exciting opportunities and unforeseen adventures. We always remind each other that we want to live this life like a bestseller and love people that we meet along the way. I could not imagine doing life with anyone besides Chris; he is my absolute best friend and my perfect complement. Thanks for reading and have a blessed new year!

Just a few of my thoughts on the new year:

2013 . . . Reminds me that we've been living in Europe now for a year and a half!

Seriously, where has the time gone?!

2013 . . . This year we will live in the same country for all 365 days. We called three different countries  (America, Serbia and Belgium) 'home' in 2012. 

2013 . . . The year I turn 30! Yikes! How did this happen to me?!?! (kidding - I'm still young. Right?)

But for real now, where has the time gone?!

2013 . . . This year, a few of my goals are to learn Dutch, get a part-time job, entertain as often as possible in our new home, explore a few of the wine regions in France, read more fashion blogs and be more fashionable, snowboard the Alps, travel to Iceland, learn to use our new GoPro, join a local gym together, get back to Croatia, and ride a camel in Morocco. Chris' goals are similar - minus the camel!

2013 . . . it's here whether you're ready or not!

Well, better late than never - HAPPY NEW YEAR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

(I already feel so behind!)


  1. Happy (belated) 2013! Just found your blog and it's great to see how others see my country :-) new follower!


    Cindy (a local :-))

    1. Oh thank you so much for reading and following! It is always great to hear from locals - if you read a fact that is totally off or wrong, please let me know! Helps me learn about my new home!


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