23 December 2010

2 continents, 5 countries and a whole lot of cities

before i signed into my blog to post for the day, i went about reading other peoples blogs. as a result, i am going to copy my dear, sweet friend Stefanie's idea of today's reverb in pictures. it seemed like a good idea. thanks stef for letting me steal it.

the prompt of today is: Travel. How did you travel in 2010? How and/or where would you like to travel next year? as i love to travel, this is a particularly lovely topic for me. 2010 had a fair amount of travelling, but here's to hoping that 2011 has even more!

We started 2010 (and ended 2009) with a trip to America. little e's first time in my home country.

here she is on her first plane ride.

January also saw eleri's first trip to a 'fair' or sorts. granted it was inside a mall, but it was a first trip on a merry-go-round. this is an awful picture of me, but check out e's face. awesome.

After america, we had a handful of trips down to Wales. as we were not living there at the time, i am counting those a trips. 6 hours round trip with a baby in the car counts!

February saw us take a late winter trip into Hyde Park on a beautiful, sunny day.

March was an exciting month with Eleri's first trip to continental europe and our first ever trip to Disneyland Paris. it was incredible. e and i went with my sister in law and her 3 year old. the four of us stayed right in the park and had 3 full days of Disney magic.

e even had a try at pulling the sword out of the stone. judging by the look on her face she clearly found the whole process mundane. (and oh my goodness! look at those cheeks!!)

in April rhys and i left e for the first time and went to a wedding down in Portsmouth. I had never been to the south coast of england before. it was beautiful; both the wedding and the countryside.

May proved to be uncharacteristically warm, so we had a big family weekend to london and hyde park (it was a bit too sunny for little e)

no trip to London is complete without a stop off at buckingham palace

June continued the warmth and we enjoyed a rugby tournament up north in the midlands, seeing yet another bit of england i had never seen. (and this is the only picture i can find. not much mid scenery eh?)

I also enjoyed a fantastic trip to denmark with my girls, leaving rhys and the baby at home.

whilst in denmark, i met these two german twins who clearly loved america

at the beginning of July team williams went to Cyprus. it was incredible. here we are as a family standing in the exact spot where the apostle paul stood. pretty awesome.

we also had a wedding trip to colchester up north in england at the end of july. but for some reason my computer wont let me upload a picture, so you will have to take my word for it.

In August rhys and i went to Paris for our 3 year anniversary. we were only there for 24 hours, airport to airport, but it was still an amazing trip for the two of us.

September saw little e and i go to america to visit family. we managed to get a generational picture on both my mom and dad's side of the family. i love these pictures.

November took rhys and i down to the pembrokeshire coast for the challenge of 3 marathons in 3 days. it was gruelling (as posted about before) but an incredible bit of travelling nonetheless.

and that brings us up to now. december. nothing but christmas planned for the rest of this year. we have 3 trips to europe in the works and one to america for 2011 and that is all before april! we shall see what trips we can manage to arrange for the remainder of the year. i cant wait!

1 comment:

Stefanie said...

I love it! A tiny scrapbook of the year's travels. The pic of E with the sword in the stone is just too much - what a cutie! Love you!