2013 in Review

Dear Tawny, it’s that time of year again. I know how winter can pull you inside of yourself and make you look back on what you’ve done. I hope that you realize what a good year this was. We took a leap, again, and landed on our feet. Another year, living independently and living the dream. Our dream. Here’s a toast to 2013, may it burn brightly in our memories far into our twilight years.

So say we all.

We set out to claim our destiny

We set out to claim our destiny

 

Captain and CLark

We finally went to Hawaii together

 

I met your family for the first time

I met your family for the first time

 

 

 

2013 in review

We made it to Paris! For the first time!

 

Even though you booked our flight a day early and we arrived in Paris during a snow storm... with no place to stay.

Even though you booked our flight a day early and we arrived in Paris during a snow storm… with no place to stay.

 

Luckily May took us in.

Luckily May took us in.

 

 

Captain and Clark

And it was perfect

 

We went to Hungary for a day trip

We went to Hungary for a day trip

 

Captain and Clark

We even went to the hot springs in Hungary

 

 

We drank wine across all of Europe

We drank wine across all of Europe

 

You got to try Hungarian goulash for the first time... in Hungary.

You got to try Hungarian goulash for the first time… in Hungary.

 

 

We lived in Rome for a week

We lived in Rome for a week

 

 

Captain and Clark

And you discovered a secret zeal for truffle oil

 

We stormed castles

We stormed castles

 

And somehow, through it all, you looked smoking hot.

And somehow, through it all, you looked smoking hot.

 

 

 

There were even more hot springs

There were even more hot springs

 

We went to TBEX... and it was glorious

We went to TBEX… and it was glorious

 

 

 

 

We rode on one of the world's oldest carrousels and you got the ring in the goal

We rode on one of the world’s oldest carrousels and you got the ring in the goal

 

We finally figured out what this was

We finally figured out what this was

 

 

Subaru crosstrek

We bought a car

 

And you looked really smoking hot

And you looked really smoking hot

 

We explored Edmonton

We explored Edmonton

 

You arched in the 7th Annual Castle Staudinger Tournament

You arched in the 7th Annual Castle Staudinger Tournament

 

Oh that's right, and you won gold.

Oh that’s right, and you won gold.

 

Ben Herndon

We fought zombies

 

 

Captain and Clark

We also got to go hiking with this little guy

 

We also babysat this character

We also babysat this character

 

Things to do in Edmonton

You learned how to pan for gold… and were really good at it

 

You had, literally, almost too many bachelorette parties to count.

You had, literally, almost too many bachelorette parties to count.

 

We went to Vegas... a lot

We went to Vegas… a lot

 

And you ALWAYS looked smoking hot. Also kind of like a sunbear

And you ALWAYS looked smoking hot. Also kind of like a sunbear

 

I finally hiked the Enchantments

I finally hiked the Enchantments

 

So good

So good

 

We helped Expedia out

We helped Expedia out

 

We canned about a thousand things of beans and asparagus for wedding favors

We canned about a thousand things of beans and asparagus for wedding favors

 

Awesome

Awesome

 

We spent time with the finest people in the world

We spent time with the finest people in the world

 

 

This also happened.

This also happened.

 

 

You learned to surf

You learned to surf

 

 

And here

And here

 

There were many ziplines

There were many ziplines

 

AND WAY MORE HORSES

AND WAY MORE HORSES

 

Like, so many horses

Like, so many horses

 

More horses than you can imagine

More horses than you can imagine

 

Horses

Horses

 

We got to see your family again!

We got to see your family again!

 

Da Ditch Hawaii

We kayaked through abandoned tunnels

 

You tried something new with your hair

You tried something new with your hair

 

We went to Croatia!

We went to Croatia!

 

Backpack with Brock

Not to mention, we finally got to travel with Brock. I think you two put a hit on someone…

 

You conquered your fear of the Ocean

You conquered your fear of the Ocean

 

 

You discovered that you love to shoot people with NERF guns

You discovered that you love to shoot people with NERF guns

 

 

We brushed our teeth

We practiced good oral hygiene

 

And yes, you looked good

And yes, you looked good

 

We, after 2.5 years away, returned home to Korea

We, after 2.5 years away, returned home to Korea

 

We stayed with our family

We stayed with our family

 

We napped

We napped

 

We explored

We explored

 

We invented Kimono ball

We invented Kimono ball

 

We celebrated our victories

We celebrated our victories

 

We learned from our failures

We learned from our failures

 

We refused to backdown

We refused to backdown

 

And it was a good year

And it was a good year

 

And of course, you looked really good

And of course, you looked really good

 

Be proud, Tawny. This was a good year. I wouldn’t have wanted to walk its long road with anyone other than you. May 2014 be ten fold the glory of 2013!

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12 Comments

  1. Laura
    December 23, 2013 at 9:30 am - Reply

    You guys are so stinking cute! I feel like I’m creeping on a personal love letter, but this is really sweet. What a year you guys had! Happy holidays and here’s to an even more incredible 2014!
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  2. Mom Clark
    December 23, 2013 at 9:38 am - Reply

    This is a wonderful testimony of God’s abundant love and faithfulness to you two. His blessings & favor are truly upon you. May you continue to represent Him well. Love you to pieces!

  3. Hogga
    December 23, 2013 at 9:59 am - Reply

    here’s to an even better 2014!
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  4. Shirlene from Idelish
    December 23, 2013 at 10:43 am - Reply

    What a beautiful post and yes, Tawny looked smoking hot throughout!
    Happy Holidays and here’s to even more fun and adventures in 2014!!
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  5. Camels & Chocolate
    December 23, 2013 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Could you two be more disgustingly cute if you tried? Yes, Tawny is totally smoking hot, and yes, you had a killer year. (Oh yeah, and if I had to pick a sister wife, it would also be Alex!) How about 2014 be the year we meet???
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  6. Teresa @TTsTrippin
    December 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful walk down memory lane. Thanks for sharing your journey with us and INSPIRING us all! I had the privilege of meeting you at TBEX (one of my highlights) after admiring you from cyber land. You are as beautiful, smart, funny, and REAL in person as you are on your website. God Bless You two as you continue to shine and live life fully. You inspire so many–me included! Have the Merriest Christmas and a Glorious New Year!

  7. Amanda
    December 23, 2013 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Such a fun post. I love you guys! Have a great holiday season!

  8. Zara @ Backpack ME
    December 25, 2013 at 4:40 am - Reply

    Too cute!!! <3
    Not only this was an incredible year, I can't think of a sweeter way of looking back into it!
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  9. Michael
    December 26, 2013 at 5:17 am - Reply

    Congratulations on an incredible year and look forward to hearing more from you next year 🙂
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  10. Renuka
    December 29, 2013 at 12:53 am - Reply

    Oh wow…sounds like an incredible travel year! Fun pictures! Congrats on getting married! 🙂
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  11. Jeff
    December 30, 2013 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    What a rocking memories. You guys deserve each other. You actually rhyme. I agree with you Captain, Tawny is damn hot. May 2014 be even more rocking.
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  12. Michel
    January 4, 2014 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Wow, this is a year full of fun and travel. Bu only looking at the picture, i can tell that you have see, learned and did of lot of new things. Bravo!
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