Well guess what..... IT'S HAPPENING!!!
We're feeling so extremely blessed to have this opportunity. I can't wait to go see this country that holds such a special place in Derek's heart.
This will be our first trip alone (besides our honeymoon in Bear Lake...which was, well, you know how honeymoons often go. ;) I was so overly tired, ended up sick, it was freezing, and we both had a lot of homework while there. But just being together, alone, with no one else to please or see, was oh so nice.) FOR REALS. We sure love trips with our families too, but we can't wait to have our first big vacation adventure with just our little family.
My cute little Elder. I can't believe how young he looks!
And one of my all time favorite activities. Reading letters between Mr. D and I from his mission. But my favorite part about it is watching Derek laugh so hard at the things he said in his letters. I love how hilarious he thinks he is. :) He really was always so entertaining.
We are so blessed to live in NYC. We absolutely love it here, and feel so grateful for this opportunity. I think that my blog and facebook make it appear that we live this easy life full of playing and adventure only. Maybe I need to do a "real life" post to clear things up a bit.
When talking to a few people here and there about trying to get this trip to Thailand going, some have mentioned that "you don't need a vacation, you're living one!" or "You live in NYC, you could just count that as your vacation." I have mentioned this before back here, but I've even been told that my life is "too easy".
Well sorry to break it to ya, but life isn't all rainbows and lollipops out here. The first 8 months of living here our schedule was as follows: I woke up at 6:30, left for work at 7, got home between 6-11pm depending on my schedule that day. Derek was working long hours at his internship followed by night school that didn't get done till 9 or 10. It was exhausting. But if I were to post our everyday lives, I'd bore you to death, so I keep it to the highlights.
Moral of the story: We love our lives. We love NYC. We are so grateful for these opportunities we have. We're so busy. We are working our tails off to make these experiences a possibility. We have lots of student debt. We're doing our best to make happy happen. And we're excited and scared to figure out where life will take us next.
Thanks for listening :) I appreciate and love your support, excitement for us, and thoughts. xoxo