The Holy Land is special. Those places and scenes remain a part of my heart and prayer today. I’m so blessed to have seen it. I finally got to walk where Jesus walked. And it was beautiful.
I wrote an entire blog about it here if you want to peruse pictures and hear about the experience.
This one was such fun. Somehow, we managed to pull off 5 days WITHOUT RAIN. The locals were all outside, as shocked as we were. We spent most of our time skipping about the western side of the island. I would go back in a heartbeat. It was incredible. The people were friendly. And the beaches. Oh my word. More on that one here.
This was the drive through the Alpine pass that I gushed over a few months ago. Seeing the Großglockner was one of my favorite things of 2016. It was glorious and grand and more.
We drove through Savoy (France/Switzerland), staying just outside Annecy. I ate my weight in cheese and watched my children frolic with goats and farm dogs. It was charming and beautiful. And extremely hot. You better believe I jumped into Lake Annecy.
Edward’s sister & family trekked out to the ole Europe and we gallivanted around together. We stood with gaping children in the back of a choral concert, took a carriage ride around the city, ate, drank, explored, and just fell in love.
This trip was absolutely charmed. I flew over with my good friend Alicia and the heavens apparently were smiling down on us. Even the church for Sunday mass turned out to be a whopping block from our hotel. It was so stinking fun. Harry Potter Studios, seeing The Beautiful Carole King, high tea at Kensington Gardens, and one happy restaurant that only served flank steaks.
Are you catching the theme of Austria? Edward and I both studied abroad there, and it has forever won our hearts.
We took the rail up the mountain to hike around, the kids went to the zoo, and we caught up with an old college friend now working in the area. I think it only fitting to point out that my 3-year-old powered through many adult portions of sausage.