Friday, May 31, 2013

Happy Anniversary......... my blog!  Yes, it's been two years since Albania or Bust went live and I started blogging about this crazy life of ours.  My tag line includes the phrase "the wild ride we are on" and little did I know at the time I typed out those words how true this really would be.  I started the blog as a way to keep friends and family updated on our adventures but since the first entry it has evolved into so much more.  My first entry back on 31 May 2011 talked about the final remnants of our house getting packed up and moved into long term storage as we started on what I thought would be a two year journey. After two hundred and seventy-two blog entries (and counting) I've visited places I never even dreamed about, felt emotions I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy, and had experiences that I wouldn't trade for anything.  It hasn't been all good but it has been exciting, challenging, and eye opening and in the end there aren't any regrets.  And all of it has been captured right here.

Yes it has been a wild ride and if things continue to go our way, the fun is only going to continue.  Our initial two years has been extended to 31 months (but who is counting) and if all goes as planned our European adventure will continue until 2017.  (Yes, that is a long time to go without seeing my afore mentioned items that are sitting in a Northern Virginia warehouse).  Eventually this blog's name will likely change but I will continue to write about our family's adventures and everything that comes our way and you my readers will be able to continue reading about it right here.  So here's to another fruitful year of family adventures and my blogging about them.


  1. Exciting. I don't know if I could live anywhere but where I am so I fond your adventures fascinating. Living vicariously and enjoying it!

  2. Congratulations on 2 years!! As a fellow expat - I definitely understand the roller coaster of emotions! I always love reading your perspectives and adventures - I look forward to keep reading about your continued adventures - PS - as far as that stuff in storage - I'm going to guess in 2017 - you will be amazed about what you can get rid of! As they say in French, Felicitations!