After college I got my first salary job and traveling to Europe somehow slipped my mind. Then in the summer of 2010 my family had a reunion and relatives from Denmark visited us Stateside. Suddenly, the desire to see my original roots and great grandfather's still operating family farm became a new goal.
The Farm in Denmark Summer 2011
In the summer of 2011, after 5 months of planning, I took my first European vacation. Husband and I spent one week in Denmark and a second week split between Germany and Austria. Between Husband's marriage proposal and the cobbled stone streets there was definitely love in the air.
Just Engaged! Germany Summer 2011
Venice, Italy Winter 2013
Just off the Plane in Munich 2012
Ireland Summer 2012
After a month and a half in an empty flat,
our crate finally arrived from the States.
Two weeks after our honeymoon, the movers arrived. In one weekend our new home was divided into three categories; ship, store, and sell. Somewhere in a garage we have brand new wedding presents waiting for us to return to Texas. The last day in our home, I remember sitting on the bare floor in the empty living room frantically finishing up 180 thank you notes. 36 hours later we landed in Munich, Germany for the second time and for a bit longer of a stay.
The Store Pile
How could I "put this on hold" after years of working to get here?
A year and a half later Husband and I can finally say we are settled. While I do get homesick on the occasional Sunday afternoon, living internationally has been a wonderful growing experience for Husband and I. It was the right time for us to take a chance and quite the adventure we have had!
Brussels, Belgium Summer 2013
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." -Amelia Earhart
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