Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Year Ago Today...

A year ago today I was terrified to navigate an airport, go through security and fly on a plane by myself. I felt I would be far too vulnerable without anyone I knew to protect me from strangers. Then my folks bought me a plane ticket to get me home from Windsor, CO for Christmas...


So I said good-bye to dear ones...



...and I flew home.



And I was just fine!


So in February...


...I flew back to Colorado...


...by myself...


...to spend three days with some dear people.


And in March...


I flew by myself to go see dear Millie!


I spent two weeks with her and her family.


And we got to see Dave and Megan!



In May I bought my first car. His name is Claxton.


Lane and I drove Claxton to Nebraska...


...to spend a weekend with these dear people.


In June I drove up to my old home-town...


...by myself...


...for a weekend visit with my childhood bestie! 
(and we failed to take a single picture together)


(first road trip by myself. success!)


In July these two showed up :)


And we took some engagement pictures.


We had fun :)


A few days after they left I went to welcome my precious "niece" into the world!


Then in August...


...Lane and I drove Claxton to Colorado...


...for a very special wedding!


We visited some special places...


 ...made some new friends...


...and caught up with a bunch of "old" friends :)


As summer came to a close my family and I went up north again so I got to see my childhood bestie (and her man) twice in one year!

The day after my birthday...


...I caught a ride to Tennessee with the new Mr and Mrs Jonas...


...and while I was there Kels and I got to see dear Melissa! 
(I hadn't seen her since graduation from the summer '10 semester at Ellerslie... far too long!)


We also got to meet these precious kiddos!


And a picture of our visit even made it on the His Little Feet blog. :)

A few days later, James came home from Africa and I flew home (yes, by myself) to Wisco again. And guess what... I was just fine! In fact I've become quite at home in airports and have become a bit of an expert at traveling solo, I think. :)
In 2012 I will (hopefully) fly internationally, by myself, for the very first time. And a year ago today, I would not have believed you if you had told me that.

1 comment:

  1. this was a fun read :)) i like it!
    -Michelle

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