Saturday, January 3, 2015

It just had to be done.

You'll notice I took little big blogging break during the month of December.
It was a good month, in spite of a canceled trip and the flu.
We enjoyed London during the holidays and spent Christmas in Norway.
We got to experience plenty of snow. We then rang in the New Year with the dearest friends.

It was a good month. But, as usual I'm ready to take down the tree and get back into a routine.

What better way to jump back into blogging for the new year
than with a recap of the previous year via a fast moving Flipagram.
Don't blink or you might miss something!

We ended the year mumbling that we didn't travel nearly as much as we wanted in 2014.
But, that's just silly really. 

2014 Travel
Dunkirk & Gravelines, France
Bruges & Ghent, Belgium
Bergen and Oslo, Norway

I did get 2 new countries on my 50 by 50 list which leaves
21 months to get 14 more if I'm to meet that goal.  We'll see.

The year included another move within London to Sloane Square and two new jobs.

Of course, the highlight of the year was a trip home to Texas to see my daughter
Jessica married.  If you follow me on Instagram, then you're already in on what will be the absolute highlight of 2015.

"First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes..."

Lots more to come on that note in the upcoming months you can be sure.

I still have several Venice posts and I have to finish up the road trip with my dad and brother.
I'm also eager to show you beautiful Norway.

In an effort to stave off the winter blues, we also already have a few trips
on the calendar for the next few months.

Thanks so much for sticking around even when I don't connect with you nearly as much as I want to!

Happy New Year!!
It's gonna be a great one.

What are you most looking forward to in 2015?


  1. Looking forward to reading about your 2015 travels! Happy New Year!!!

  2. such a great list indeed! wish you a great 2015

  3. Wow! What a month, Selena! And your 2014 - amazing! Congrats Grandma-to-be! Man- you will be one of the youngest Nanas on the planet! So many adventures in 2104 - here's to many more in 2015!

  4. A 50 by 50 list sounds incredible. If I know you two...!

  5. Happy New Year! I love seeing where you've been and that you already have more travels on the horizon!

  6. Your 2014 looked beautiful and fun! I hope your New Year is all that and more!

  7. I love your 50 countries by age 50 idea! I think I might start my own list!

  8. I think you can reach your goal!! I'd at least love watching you try! :) I'm very excited to hear more about your road trip because we're headed to the Scottish highlands in April with my mom and dad. I need some ideas!

  9. Happy New Year Selena! 14 is a pretty big number for less than 2 years....but I think you can do it! Good luck!

  10. Love your Flipagram! I'm sure you'll make your 50 list. Great idea on that - might have to try it as well.

  11. You look way too young to be having a daughter getting married. Congratulations on that and a fantastic year of travel

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  12. Blush. lol Thanks so much for the sweet words. I still can't believe it myself. Seems like yesterday, she was a toddler. Thank you for commenting!!

  13. I was hoping to get a few more added to the list, but I can't complain at all. I might just stretch it out to 60 by 60 :D

  14. Happy New Year, Corinne!!! I'm going to give it a good try, that's for sure.

  15. You are going to love, love, love Scotland! It's so beautiful. Definitely try to go to Balmoral. I'll post some more soon. I hope you are all well. I wish we could meet up more, but I'm happy that I can follow along by reading your blog. Looks like you had a lovely Christmas! Happy New Year!! xo

  16. Yes, do it!!! People scoff about "collecting countries" but I don't care. I want to go to all the places!!

  17. Thank you so much and the same to you! Happy New Year. Thanks for reading and commenting!!

  18. Happy New Year, Christy!!! I love seeing your travels of the US. So many places in the US that I haven't seen yet.

  19. I just can't believe I'm pushing 50! Yikes. Happy New Year to you and your sweet hubby. xo

  20. Cheers to that, Bronwyn! Happy New Year to you and yours. I think 2015 is going to be a fun year. xo

  21. Happy New Year, MissLilly! Here's to a fantastic new year.

  22. Thanks so much, Elena!! Happy New Year to you! Thanks so much for reading and commenting. xo


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