Adventure is Out There

Holy moly.

That picture was taken nearly TWO YEARS AGO.

It was such a fun trip. I can’t wait to take our girls to London and Paris. And Florence. And Greece. And New Zealand. And so many other places on my never ending I Want To Go To There list.

Sure, my husband and I may not be able to do everything we might want to do with our daughters in tow, but I’m okay with that. There’s still so much to see. So much to explore. So much to fall in love with.

I can’t wait for our next adventure.

Photo by Juliet Batalon

Tuesday Tidbits

1. I’m on a quest. Sort of. I’m trying to find pieces so that I can cosplay as the Eleventh Doctor. So far I’ve got red suspenders and black shorts.

2. My mom bought my girls matching outfits. She did the same thing with my older sister and me. We’re three years apart.

3. How the heck is it already July?

4. Upside to it being July: My birthday is this month!

5. I think I’m not going to really do anything for my birthday. Maybe eat some ice cream. With sprinkles.

6. Here are a some things on my birthday present wish list: Four airline tickets to Paris, an alicorn, and a T.A.R.D.I.S.

7. This website can help you teach your kids about evolution. The stuffed toys are pretty cute.

8. I want all the things.

9. I love this print.

10. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22.

Have a brilliant week!

Changing Plans

No matter how much you plan on something, sometimes things just don’t work out.

C’est la vie.

That’s life, people say.

While I believe that, it doesn’t mean that I am immune to the feelings of disappointment that go along with it.

My husband, daughters, and I have the opportunity to travel to Japan this summer with a couple of our good friends, who, lucky for us, speak fluent Japanese. I can’t wait to go because I love traveling and experiencing different cultures. The thrill of being in a new city is something I quite enjoy. 

Although I’m super excited to go to Japan, it means that we won’t be able to go to Europe next year for our 10th wedding anniversary .

Something that I’ve been wanting to do for about seven years.

But, a tiny part of me is still holding out hope that somehow, some way we’ll get an extra $5,000 to be able to make the trip to Europe happen.

Hope.

If nothing else, I have hope.

Photo by Juliet Batalon

Travel If You Can

One of my loves, you know, besides Doctor Who, baking, sprinkles, and bacon, is travel.

I love not only traveling but the idea of travel.

It’s so much more than just getting in your car or an airplane to go somewhere.

Travel is getting out of your comfort zone.

It’s exploring the unknown.

It’s meeting people who are completely different from you but exactly the same.

It’s experiencing cultures through food.

It’s the thrill of being lost.

It’s finding the unexpected.

It’s seeing the amazing.

It’s learning so much more about yourself than you ever thought possible.

If you can, I urge you all to travel.

And it doesn’t have to be very far.

Travel to the next town or state.

But, I have to say, traveling to other countries can be pretty awesome.

Just go.

See what’s out there.

And maybe, just maybe, you too might fall in love with that temptress we call travel.

Photo by Marcus Hoapili