Tuesday, January 1, 2013


My reflection on 2012 as we move into a new year.
Hope yours is off to a great start!

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In January Ryan celebrated being 28 with friends in Busan.  And then we celebrated again with a snowy weekend away.

My parents visited us later that month.

In February we had our ninth Valentine's Day together.

March brought the fresh start of a new school year.

In April we enjoyed the start of spring and continued to explore new places in Busan.

May marked Buddha's Birthday.

In June we witnessed the beautiful wedding of some of the first friends we made in Korea.
Later that month we visited a southern city and a new part of Busan.

We explored a new part of Korea on a camping trip in July.

In August we'd been married three years, and took a trip to Jeju Island for the occasion.

My best friend came to visit us later that month.  We took a trip to a city I'd never been, and she helped me celebrate turning 28.

In September we said goodbye to Busan...
 ...and set out to explore the Philippines.

October introduced us to Indonesia.
First Bali.
Then Lombok.

In November we visited Singapore.
And then Malaysia.

December marked our second trip to Thailand.

And the big surprise we brought to our friends and families.

I got to spend my mom's 60th with her.
And for the first time in two years, we celebrated Christmas at home.  


What a lovely year.
We are so thankful for the adventures and experiences 2012 brought.  

Cheers to the new year, and the new adventures that we have in store.

1 comment:

  1. Norah, you've had so many incredible adventures! wow, what a year. And the best is always yet to come!