So pick up where I left off... here is the rest of our year in review..
JULY- our long awaited trip "home" to the USA.. woo hoo.. & WHAT a trip home it was...
the day after we arrived , my cousin just happened to be in the Kansas City area... - we haven't seen each other in 17 years... (I know..how sad is that? ) But after years of chatting on FB.. we were finally able to get our children together.. what an AWESOME reunion!
2 days after landing... we did a major road trip down to TEXAS... where there were even more reunions!
Michele.. one of my BEST FRIENDS in the entire world... Mich & I have been friends since 4th grade.. we backpacked across Europe as college students.. worked on cruise ships together... and she was my maid of honor.. - no matter how much time and distance.. things between us never change...
Kids finally made to a REAL ranch with real cowboys..
finally made it to Vegas with my baby sis...
I have been all around the world...but never Vegas -
Vegas provided yet another opportunity for a reunion...
this time with my buddy Justin from our cruise ship days... 17 years since the last time we met...
still in the US.. we celebrated Eva's 8th birthday with her cousins who drove to KC from Roanoke..
and Bjørn & I celebrated 16 years of marriage on the same day..
We did another road trip - this time to Indianapolis, for my cousins Vietnamese/German wedding..
and his sister made it home from Australia... talk about an International affair!
Sept. back to Norway... off to Stockholm for an amazing ORIFLAME conference with Demi Moore..
and a weekend wedding in Dubrovnik, Croatia with the hubby..
October after a lot of time on the road... when I finally had some down time.. what did I do? Threw the kids in the car for yet another road trip for their fall break... this time to Germany - where my family immigrated from, a long time ago......
Off to Thailand.. a week in Phuket.. for WORK... (about 4 hours..) WHAT A LIFE..
best part of the trip was the elephant ride... LOVED!
Nov - hubby turned 43... while I was working in Warsaw.. :-(
I would say that even though it was EXHAUSTING... it was a fantastic year... and I am looking forward to see what 2013 has to bring!