i am SO grateful to have been smart enough to just go for my dreams and get myself to europe. i would have forever regretted not doing it and i'm so glad to say i did.
i thought i'd take a quick trip down memory lane and visit the biggest parts of my life in the last year. so here i go::
AUG 30, 2010
I get on the airplane and fly to my new home in kiev, reunite with em, and meet my host family that will forever be in my heart. LOVED ukraine and all the memories that were made there.
In September we took a long long bus ride to prague and dresden, met new people, bought new goodies, and ate new foods!
our next trip took us to budapest, salzburg, and vienna. that trip brought so many of us much closer, we all learned things we never knew and will never forget. love those girls!
we celebrated all late year holidays with our students, taught them all our american traditions, and had our own little teacher thanksgiving dinner with a chicken and Lyuda's pumpkin pie.
when the crazy cold snow hit in December, we took our last trip to poland and got to experience the concentration camps in the winter weather. there is no better time to really try and understand what they went through, unforgettable.
after seeing a bit more of ukraine and saying goodbye to all of our favorite new friends and family, emilie and i moved to italy with the plans to stay for a year as nannies.
LUCKILY plans took a big turn, i headed back home while emilie stayed and still is today! almost immediately after getting back i went on a reunion date with my kindergarten sweetheart, we hit it off and still have not gone a single day without seeing each other.
my beautiful best friend proposed on april fools, we got married, and went on a crazy american adventure honeymoon together!
"my life" has turned into "our lives" and we are living them fully! this next year is going to be another unforgettable one that will change us completely and forever. i can't wait!!!