|Cancun, November 2010|
2011 came along, and it was full steam ahead in our travels. We stayed local, we toured the United States, and we made it abroad. The entire year was a whirlwind, and our blog allowed us to document our journey for those we cared about back home.
|Yosemite National Park, August 2011|
Then 2012 came, and our traveling slowed down substantially. Not without good reason though-we had just a few milestones.
First, in March, we bought our first home. Our first home that happens to be almost 100 years old. Our first home that hadn't been updated in a very, very long time. And Rob and I realized that as much as we love traveling, we love our home as well, and we wanted to make our home as beautiful as we could. Oh, and along the way we did throw in a trip to Costa Rica.
|Costa Rica, February 2012|
Then came June, and Rob proposed. Anyone who knows us knows that we like to do things quickly once we make up our minds-which meant that we decided to get married in August, after a short trip to Chicago.
|Chicago, August 2012|
Needless to say, 2012 felt as if we crammed multiple years worth of milestones into 12 short months. Yes we traveled, but we discovered (and re-discovered) so many more things that we loved. I finally had a kitchen to cook in. Rob had his dream yard (and a tractor to match!). We spent an incredible amount of time in Long Island's Wine Country where we were married.
|Jamesport, August 2012 |
Taken by the amazing LoveMorePhoto
And throughout it all, I was negligent on our blog. Perhaps it was because I had been becoming frustrated with the platform I was using. Perhaps it was because I felt as if I didn't have time to breath, let along blog, for weeks at a time.
But now it's 2013. And my goal for 2013 is to resume blogging with a slight twist. Our TraveLove is going to be about traveling and more. It's going to be about how lucky we are to be on this journey we call life and marriage. It's going to be about those we love close at home, and things we can do here. It's going to be about our hobbies-gardening, home making, cooking, reading, and how all of those tie into the travels that we take.
We already have a trip coming up shortly-our belated honeymoon to Jamaica, and I can't wait to take you along with Our TraveLove.