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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2012 in a nutshell

Sorry for the long delay in keeping up with my blog... It was strangely reassuring to have so many people comment on the fact that they hadn't read anything in awhile...

People actually read this thing?  Cool!  :)

So in keeping with last years tradition, here is my recap of 2012, which luckily didn't end in the destruction of life as we know it, take that Mayans!

Ryan and I kept up our traveling bug and visited Jordan, exploring Petra with it's amazing architecture built into the cliffs of sandstone.

And then to Scotland over Spring Break.  It was a wonderful trip full of tea, highlands, soccer, bacon,  and lochs, even a few baby lambs frolicking.

Ryan got lazy and let his hair reach epic lengths, which led to some interesting morning/hat hair.

Luckily he let me shave it all off for another trip to Dahab... long hair and scuba are not a fun combination.  We got our advanced diving certifications and enjoyed dabbling in underwater photography.

We decided not to travel back to the states over the summer.  Instead we had lazy days playing with Cleo and even celebrated the 4th of July in good ole American style with a cookout, friends, apple pie and fireworks!

We couldn't stay in Egypt the whole summer though, so on my birthday we headed to Venice and departed on a 14 day cruise around the Mediterranean and Adriatic. We visited Croatia, Greece (including the islands of Mykonos, Santorini, and Corfu), Turkey, and ended up back in Italy.  Ryan and I had fun bumming around in Venice for a few days before heading home.

With the start of school came some rough weeks of sickness and injury... buy also some good news when we found out I was pregnant!  Had to take 2 tests just to be sure.  :)

While we kept our big news a secret, we planned another trip to visit some friends in Dubai.  We spent more time in malls than we're used to, but that's where all the fun is in Dubai.

And at long last it was time for a very special wedding.  My amazing mother had put off her wedding for so long, wanting us to be able to come home and be a part of the ceremony.  We got to see Patricia and Wayne become the Fullers, played with their foster kids, did a lot of baby shopping, spent time with all of our family and even found out we're having a boy!

So all in all 2012 turned out to be a pretty good year!  We traveled to 8 countries, set our feet on 4 different continents, found out we're having a baby boy and got to see my mom get married!  Can't wait to see what 2013 brings.  :)


  1. Sounds like an amazing year. Congrats on the baby!! S/he is going to be a seasoned traveler before birth :)

  2. This is a great post! What an amazing year! I'm so glad to have been a part of it! Hugs!

  3. Amazing, Devin!! I'm sure this year will be even better with motherhood just around the corner. Excited for you both!