Here I Am


Well, we made It through security and just finished a very late lunch at 4 pm! Our flight is delayed and we learned the hard way that we were only allowed one carry on item each and personal item weighing up to 12 kilos total! $800 later and 11 checked bags and 5 rearranged carry on bags with 4 lap tops included, I think I deserved and needed a beer!! I am drained yet ready to board our plane soon for our next adventure.

Leaving our home, our neighborhood and friends and Oma and Opa was so hard for me. The tears kept falling and I tried to stop but I think it also felt good to relieve some stress. Plus going to bed at 1 am and getting up at 6 am pretty much for the last month has left me more emotional than usual and 10 pounds heavier!! Ugh…

So I’m excited for new beginnings and this adventure we chose to take. Thank you for your kind words and support and visits. We won’t forget you!!

Tomorrow I’ll start a new Day 1 – and count the beautiful days in Europe, documenting and sharing with you our journey and my personal scrapbook. I hope you’ll share your stories as well and stay connected – for the friends and family and relationships I have with you make my life meaningful.

Oh, and before I go, did I tell you that my parents are the best people on the planet? They drove my dad’s truck with 11 suitcases and Jeff’s car with us and our carry on items to the airport. They then drove to a local town and waited for us to be sure we got through security and all and didn’t need to send anything back or if our flight got cancelled. Oh and there’s more, they are headed back to our house to change the sheets and clean up after us so that our “guest” house is ready to receive loved ones! I love you mama and pops! Thanks for everything and we’ll see you in October!!

With love,