Home for the Holidays in Denver!

We managed to split the Christmas holiday, flying to Denver on Christmas day. We had a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends in Denver.

We enjoyed a Christmas dinner with family,

Experienced a white Christmas,

Took a snowy trip up the mountain to visit our cabin,


caught up with friends old and new (really sad that somehow we didn’t manage to get any pictures from friends from school… boo!),

celebrated the new year in our traditional style,

ate Ethiopian food,


celebrated a special birthday,

looked at pictures from a RTW that helped inspire our own (see more in an upcoming post),

and reevaluated and repacked our bags (see upcoming posts!)

It was so nice to see everyone and enjoy some of our favorite things from home!

Flashback Friday: Happy New Year!

Flashback Friday is a picture series where we “flashback” to some of our favorite memories – from either our prior travel or from home. We hope you’ll enjoy some of our remembrances!

Happy New Year friends and family! This has been an amazing year for us: full of lots of wonderful memories as well as some hard times. We made our dreams come true and started our RTW trip. We are so fortunate and thankful everyday that we were able to take what we had planned for years and make it come to fruition. We were able to meet family for some great times all across the world! And, we became an aunt and uncle for the first time. We also experienced some sadness, losing both of our grandmas in September. But, overall, we are truly grateful for everything we saw and did in 2014 and for the wonderful friends and family that we are able to call our own. Thank you to you all!

So, for our flashback Friday today, we thought back on a couple of New Years past!