for my 30th birthday stijn made me a book of 30 adventures for us to share. a visual travel wish list of foreign countries mixed with a few simple adventures, such as camping in the backyard. a few years have passed and we haven't tackled nearly as much of that list as we had thought we would. the nature of our adventures have changed. we've been busy making babies and renovating a house.
the last two weeks, as we have been preparing to move, have been filled with compiling to do lists and crossing things off. a friend mentioned that it seems as though we've been doing that since we fell in love. she's right. first we were making lists to prepare for my move to switzerland and then the lists were relative to swiss bureaucracy and our desire to get married. shortly thereafter we were making lists to get a greencard and then a job. only to be followed by lists for another transcontinental move and the purchase of a house.
throw in a couple kids and you could say that the last few years have been eventful. and here we are in the week before my 33rd birthday and i am realizing that we are still adventurers. this life, this family is my adventure. and i will take making lists and crossing things off as we walk through life together any day over crossing destinations off of that travel wish list. (of course i won't be upset if someday we cross some of those off too)