Happy New Year – 2016

I can’t believe it’s been exactly two years since I’ve updated this blog. I’ve had the intention many times to get back on here, I’ve taken the pictures and jotted down ideas but never found, or made, the time to make it happen. But here I am, and as we start fresh in 2016 I am going to make a real effort to post regularly.

The past two years have been great, definitely a big change from our time in Southeast Asia, but really great…we settled back into Atlanta, entered back into ‘Corporate America,’ bought a house, traveled around the country to visit friends and family, spent a couple of weeks in Italy and have just enjoyed life.  And the biggest change yet is that we are expecting our first child in just two weeks!

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My 2013 year in review

Hello!  I know I have been m.i.a. for a while now…we have been settling back into life in Atlanta and celebrating the holidays with family.  I follow a number of blogs who have all posted their year in review and thought I would follow suit…  My goal was to find one picture to represent each month of the year, but I just couldn’t do it…there were too many to choose from!  Until I look a looked back through this blog it had not hit me just how much we did this past year.  So here goes nothing…

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Chomp and Stomp

Hello my friends!  I am loving the weather right now…the cooler air always makes me crave a good home cooked meal and warm tea or apple cider.  Chili is one of my favorite dishes to make this time of year.  While I still haven’t had the chance to make my own batch I did make my way to Atlanta’s chili cookoff, also known as Chomp and Stomp, this past weekend.  And let me tell you…I ate enough chili to satisfy my craving for at least a couple of weeks.

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Wrap-up of Southeast Asia adventure

Hello!  It’s been about three weeks since I’ve been back in the States…can you believe it?  I swear these last eight months have just flown by!  I still can’t believe I lived, worked and traveled throughout Asia and am now back in the US.  I have so much more to tell you from our adventures abroad but I thought I would do an overall wrap-up post while everything is still fresh in my mind.  This way I can also throw in some posts about job hunting and acclimating back into the general population.  So here goes…

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Georgetown, Malaysia

Wow, I can’t believe how over due this post is! I uploaded the pictures to write about this weeks ago but time has gotten away from me.  In late August I found myself boarding a plane from Bangkok to Malaysia with not much of a plan.  This is definitely not like me…as I’ve told you before I am a meticulous planner, but this time RG and I got caught up enjoying the moment and having fun and it all got away from me.  We had met some guys from England in Kanchanaburi, reconnected with them in Bangkok…offered up our apartment for them to crash…and ended up sightseeing and hitting the nightlife for a couple of days.  The next thing I knew we were boarding a flight and didn’t have a chance to plan anything.  But I have no regrets, this is my favorite part of traveling…meeting new people and the unexpected experiences. Read More

Leaving on a jet plane

Hello!  I have been such a slacker lately when it comes to blogging…my apologies!  But I am back and I have so much to share. The past month has been a whirlwind…we have traveled through Malaysia, island hopped in the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea, spent some time in Bangkok and showed some dear friends around Thailand.  As I write this now I am sitting in Atlanta Georgia, sipping on coffee, and trying to comprehend that I just flew across the world and am back in the United States. Did the past six and a half months really happen or did I dream it all?

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Photo Friday 9.20

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Happy Friday!

I know I am way behind on my posts and I really hope to catch up this weekend. I am so excited to have two great friends fly in tomorrow and will have even more to talk about then! I can’t wait, we have so much planned over the next two weeks. Stayed tuned…

This picture is from our recent trip to Koh Samui. The sunset was beautiful…I know this doesn’t do it any justice. I actually had another picture of the moon picked out from the same trip, but I am having trouble with the internet on my computer…so you get this off my iPhone. I’m not complaining though, this isn’t a bad runner up. I hope you enjoy!