2008: A Year of Travel in Review

I know that we are already 9 days into 2009 but I wanted to post a few of my favorite travel moments from 2008.

We finished out 2007 in Gatlinburg, TN…

We saw snow in Wyoming…IN THE MIDDLE OF JUNE…

We learned that we will always rent a mini van from now on so that the little ones can see out the windows on road trips…

I found out that my husband had never ridden a horse before…he and kids checked that off their list of “nevers”

and we all rode an ATV for the first time…

We got in as many beach days as we could all over the Gulf Coast…

I celebrated my 30th birthday with my closest friends in Biloxi, MS…

We had a much needed staycation in Destin, FL…

Enjoyed a family reunion in Ashland City, TN

The hubby got to reenact Bill Bryson’s book A Walk in the Woods

I got to live out a childhood fantasy of mine (don’t laugh…I quietly sang “I am 16, going on 17” in front of THE gazebo)…

We closed out the year in Europe…

Where will we be adventuring next? Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for a Brazilian Jiu jitsu Camp, Machu Picchu…if we make it to South America, Disneyworld for a magical weekend, St. George for a relaxing time, Italy to see Rome and Venice, Greece if we can swing it and back to Germany to visit family, we would also like to see Chicago or New York…these are just a few ideas we are tossing around…who knows where we might end up!

Any suggestions?

Where will you be traveling this year?

30 Days of Blogging and Passports with Purpose

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Back at home…

This month we are making three separate trips. The first was this past holiday weekend. We headed to the grandparents for the weekend. The second will be another trip to the same said grandparents for an early Christmas celebration. This trip will be occurring in two weeks. Four days after we come home from that trip, we will head across the pond for our Christmas holiday in Europe. Because we will be gone for quite some time, I decided that I am going to try the Thirty Day Challenge that many of my favorite blogs have participated in at one time or another. I am going to try and blog for 30 days starting on December 15. Stay tuned to read about our many adventures in Europe!

Thursday Thirteen


Thirteen Things Places Jennifer is Visiting in the Next Month

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1. Garmisch, Germany

2. Munich, Germany

3. Brixen, Italy

4. Vienna, Austria

5. Innsbruck, Austria

6. Salzburg, Austria

7. Atanta, GA

8. Panama City Beach, FL

9. Destin, FL

10. Mobile, AL

11. Bratislava, Slovakia

12. Pensacola Beach, FL

13. Gulf Breeze, FL


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You are taking your kid where?

When my husband and I got married we realized that we shared a love for traveling. We decided that traveling was important to us and we weren’t going to give that up…

Fast forward five years and one child later…

We decided to pack up my son and take him to Europe with us when he was 10 months old. We were never going to let our kids keep us from seeing the world. We want to take our kids with us. All of our friends thought we were nuts when we told them that we were going to go travel Europe for 10 days with him.

Two more years and another kid and we are still traveling…

And we have never looked back…

This is our hilarious account of each of our travels through the good, the bad and the ugly. Down the street, across the country, and around the world…

This is Two Kids and a Map!