You know what they say... a picture is worth a thousand words... so here is the slideshow of my life for about the past seven years...
just after we met in February 2006
our first travels together to Denver for work and friends
my 24th birthday party...so young and so in love
just after 1st brain surgery and still feeling good!
healing with friends in madison
January 26, 2008
"into her arms he dove to begin his new journey"
married and looking pretty damn happy
July 11, 2009
first came marriage then came puppy
a delayed honeymoon in Aruba
celebrating life and love
surviving brutal chicago winters
celebrating my 28th birthday in the middle of Matt's 2nd round of chemo/radiation
celebrating a friend's nuptials in SanDiego (my first time to SD!)
surprise Badgers game for Matt's 32nd... or at least I tried to make it a surprise!
our last Christmas together enjoying Zoo Lights at the Lincoln Park zoo
resting peacefully with the best doggie in the world
finding a way to stay afloat in Hawaii
still enjoying the things Matt loved
and some that he didn't... headed to the Zumba conference
staying in touch in the Wisconsin Northwoods
spending time with loved ones in Ohio
celebrating a best friend's wedding
and new little ones to love
learning to find new traditions for holidays
raising money for the ABTA via Zumbathon
saying goodbye to friends in Chicago
headed out west to explore my new city with my mama bear
and still finding time to Zumba
taking in the sights of Sydney
newly certified yoga instructor!
enjoying some travels after training and practicing new skills
and then taking those skills to NYC
spending time to reconnect in the OH with old friends
and of course family
one last hurrah in chi-town celebrating with a widow friend
first day of driving out west!
stopping in the holler
finally to the top of the mountain in SD! mountains and oceans oh my!
i have arrived!