I’ve been a slacker, I know. Here’s to a renewed blog in the New Year! Life has been wonderful these last months. My boyfriend and I are beyond happy with each other. We took a few trips out of town over the fall – a camping adventure and a trip to Pittsburgh to see (and for him, to meet) my best friend Jeni and husband Jason, and they all loved each other. We also went down to see his family for Thanksgiving, which was the first time I’ve met them. We took to each other like a fish takes to water…I love them already and they seem to love me too. His younger niece asked me if I could be her aunt – I was honored. They remind me a lot of my own family, and they really made me feel welcome.
The day after Thanksgiving, we went to Paris, which was just wonderful! I’ve been there a number of times, but this was his first trip there and it was great to be able to show him my Paris. I was also confident enough in my French ability to make it through most of the trip just speaking French to the various merchants and French people and not once asking “Parlez-vous anglais?” We also got some beautiful photos, one of which I’ve attached below.
We had a great trip back, and a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s. The new year is upon us, and as we’ve taken stock of the last year, the many ups and downs, we are blissfully happy to start this new year. He is turning 40 this year, and we have planned a trip down to Cancun, where much of the rest of my family we will meet up with (and he’ll finally get to meet them in person!) and have a ton of fun. We are both looking forward to that! We also look forward to getting healthier in the new year, learning new things and just appreciating everything we have. I think coming back to Washington for a tour was the best move I’ve made in a long time!