Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Looking back and forward

Our first year of marriage was pretty awesome. Amy and I traveled to a lot of fun places. She makes these photo books each year and looking through that one is always really fun because we were able to go to so many different places and enjoy so many fun things.

I was on Instagram the other day, realizing that I hadn't enabled the photo map feature, looking through my old photos on there, and then wishing that I had. Turns out this past year was a pretty travel heavy one as well:
  • May - small trip down to Zion to do a canyon, and later that month to Las Vegas for a guys weekend (Amy went to New York that same time and I go back and forth on wishing that I had gone with her).
  • June - Amy had a trade show down in San Diego, so I stayed with her down there...
  • July - and then we went up to Irvine and spent time in LA and did the whole 4th thing...(Amy also went to Chicago for her last trade show ever).
  • August - Idaho for the MBA rafting trip.
  • September - Baby!
  • October - San Jose for an MBA tech company trip
  • November - back to Cali for Thanksgivings
  • December - to Cincinnati for an interview then to Vancouver for 12 days
  • January - and out to Mississippi to visit Greg and Laura and spend a day down in New Orleans.
I'll have a post with a video on that trip pretty soon.

But it's kind of crazy, right? We don't have anything more planned for the rest of the semester. It'd be nice to settle down and just let Jane have some more stability (although she is a total champ now. She's taking her pacifier better, she's getting better at airplanes, and just being able to go anywhere and sleep anywhere, although it is easy right now since she's so young. It's kind of amazing, but then again, her parents kind of force her to have to adjust a lot). 

We are so very excited for this summer. I'm really excited to work for Ford for the summer and we're excited for the drive out there and the drive back. We can hit up Nauvoo, Kirtland, and Missouri this summer for church history tours. We can explore Michigan and Detroit while we're out there. And it turns out that all of these places are within 4 hours driving distance of Detroit:
  • Toronto
  • Niagara Falls
  • Chicago
  • Cleveland
  • Pittsburgh
  • Kirtland
Awesome, right? And there are potentially 10 baseball stadiums that we can hit up during our summer tour of the Midwest. 

We have a lot to be excited about. I'm pretty close to starting a countdown until we go.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

So exciting! You're going to have so much fun exploring this summer. I remember packing up the uhaul and buckling in two week old Ryan between us in the front and setting off across the county to start Medical School in Maryland. It was pretty exciting. Such good memories you'll make!