As soon as we solidified our plans for going to Nepal, I knew that 2013 would be a big year in terms of adventures.
Traveling halfway around the world to work with kids and live with strangers in a completely different culture and environment? That’s practically the definition of adventure.
Tack on a trip to India (and the headache of getting there), and you’d think we had enough adventure in the first 5 months of 2013 to be set for the rest of the year.
But wait, there’s more.
In June, nearly as soon as we got back, we celebrated two friends getting married (and had two more weddings scheduled for July and August).
In July, we decided it was time to buy a house.
And then we found out we were pregnant.
In September we marveled at all the crap we’d accumulated in the apartment as we hauled it all off to the house, and we settled into our new roles as homeowners.
In October we had our first real taste of suburbia with trick-or-treaters, and in November we dove even deeper into the suburban lifestyle and adopted Manny (and, I should add, bought an SUV, because I’m not sure you’re allowed to live in the suburbs without one).
Now, as December winds down and transitions into the new year, our little family of three is anxiously awaiting its newest member – the baby boy that will be the biggest adventure of 2014.
And I couldn’t be more excited to see what else the upcoming year has in store.
As long as I can enjoy it on minimal sleep.