24 July 2010

30 before 30!!

The year we move back to the United States I will turn 30. So, my goal before moving stateside, is to have visited 30 countries. To experience 30 cultures that are not my own. Sitting here and planning, I'm 27. The countries that I have currently visited are as follows:

1) Canada
2) Mexico
3) Belize
4) Honduras
5) Virgin Islands
6) St. Lucia
7) St. Maarten (Netherlands Antilles)
8) Cayman Island
9) England
10) Germany
11) Netherlands
12) Luxembourg
13) Belgium
14) France
15) Monaco
16) Spain
17) Morocco
18) Switzerland
19) Lichtenstein
20) Austria
21) Italy
22) Vatican City
23) Poland
24) Czech Republic

... So, I am looking for 6 countries at least within the next 3 years!! :)

My wish list of where I would like to go....
1) Scotland
2) Wales
3) Ireland
4) Greece
5 Croatia
6) Portugal
7) Iceland
8) Denmark
9) Norway
10) Sweden
11) Finland
12) Russia
13) Turkey
14) Romania
15) Bulgaria
16) Montenegro
17) Egypt
18) South Africa

... and that's just the local area!! The rest of the world will come later!!

Right now, we're planning to revisit some a few places this year... England, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, and do traveling with Germany.

17 January 2010

It's been a while...

It's been a long while since we've updated everyone.

We're doing well. We're trying to figure out what the next step in life is... the more we pursue figuring it out, the fuzzier the details get. So, we don't know how much longer we'll be over here. We don't know what the next step is for Gabe. We don't know what the next step is for me. We do know, that we're working hard and pushing for things to be the best once we hit the civilian life.

I finally got into a full-time position over here, which has been a huge blessing!! Knowing when I will be working and being able to plan around that makes life less stressful. After not knowing when/where I'd work for two years, and having 2 part time jobs, it's nice to finally have the stability of a full-time position. It's a job that I can make into a career and it's a job that I'm enjoying.

Gabe was just enrolled in a few programs at Landstuhl which will significantly help his recovery. We're very grateful for the opportunity to be in the programs, and the comfort that they will bring both of us. We know that no matter the outcome, having these programs on paper in his records will benefit us down the line.

Also, I finally found some funding (MyCAA) for my graduate program. I've officially started classes, and I'm thoroughly excited to finally start this phase! For all you military spouses, google MyCAA... it's $6000 towards any portable career. The government is providing this funding to promote family wellness. Take advantage of the opportunity and pursue your dreams!!

We hope that everyone had a safe and wonderful holiday season!