I didn't think that we could top last year but as I look back on 2012 I realize that we're only just getting started. We truly lived in two different worlds so I wanted to collect the most memorable moments, places, things, and thoughts into one post. I don't really use Facebook so I'll think of this as my "timeline" :) Travels will be on Thursday!
Here we go....
Enjoying a rare sunny winter day in London. Primrose Hill was Joe's favorite place to fly his kite.
A soothing cup of coffee and spot in the sun after my first (and thankfully only) mini-seasonal breakdown.
Street art in our hood, W9. I loved walking past this everyday as a reminder of how much we had made London our home.
Back on Primrose Hill after the first snowfall, Joe proposed. His kite stayed home but he brought a gorgeous ring instead.
Experiencing my first winter-to-spring transition felt so magical. I'll never forget how this warm day felt and how good that cold beer tasted. Can I just say how badly I miss London's pubs?!? Nothing else comes close.
Watching Feist bring the house down at the beautiful Royal Albert Hall. It was so cool to see her rock out in such a proper and classic venue.
Recapping our first year in London
...and then having to say goodbye shortly after
... and hello to a new landscape. Hello, Malaysia, you beautiful tropical place!
Moving into our new apartment. Happy to have a few simple furnishings provided by the landlord.
Checking out our first wet market and being amazed by all the different varieties of fruit and fried food. I'm still learning what all of them are.
Indulging in all said fruit. They're so nice to have after experiencing the blandness of the ones available in London.
Receiving love scribbles from my nieces in LA just as I was feeling homesick.
Snapping out of my homesick funk and breaking in our building's BBQ for a little Fourth of July celebration of our own.
...and then doing it local style with the most amazing satay and peanut sauce ever.
Having front row seats to awesome thunder and lightning storms that happen nearly every afternoon. Even if we're outside when they occur, it's so warm out that it doesn't matter.
Finding beauty in KL's nooks and crannies.
...and in more obvious and opulent places like the Petronas Twin Towers.
and last but not least, the feeling of growth that comes from exploring new territories both physically and mentally. 2013...bring it on.