Bamboo Butterfly

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admin On December - 7 - 2013

I can’t believe another winter is here! It’s freezing in Illinois right now.

Things have been pretty busy lately with Thanksgiving and the holidays fast approaching. I’m adjusting to life as a married woman … it is pretty enjoyable and indeed an adventure, though I was missing Taiwan again a little the past few days.

A travel blogger friend of mine was having me help him with a project by compiling a list of things to do and eat in Taiwan. Some of my Taiwan memories came flooding back and, with them, a bittersweetness. It’s crazy that I’ve been home for more than two years already and part of me still doesn’t want to let go of the island.  But I suppose that’s how it always will be. Especially when a place gets that deep under your skin.

I think it might be hard for my new husband to understand my love for Taiwan and this morning I was again, thinking about how one day I’d love to show him the country.

Life does go on and new stories have to be written. But some old stories remain a part of who we are and who we will become.

With that being said, I have a lot to be happy about. God has continued to bless my life and though there is always a thirst for travel and adventure in my heart, I also know that I have many beautiful things to be thankful for here at home.

Here are a few cheery photos taken over the last couple weeks …

Moose waiting for his Thanksgiving cookies

Moose waiting for his Thanksgiving cookies

Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner

My nephew Antoine

My nephew Antoine

Me and my brothers

Me and my brothers

Steve and I found our Christmas tree!

Steve and I found our Christmas tree!

Our tree all set up. :)

Our tree all set up. :)

Beautiful sunset

Beautiful sunset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Responses

  1. I wish you happy holidays! :D

  2. Hogga says:

    your nephew is so cute!

  3. Wayne Wilson says:

    Now that’s what I call a Thanksgiving table :) Happy Holidays!!

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