Edition 18 – “Live in the Moment…”

So this is 40!

July 31, 2020

Dear Friends and Family,

I hope that everyone is doing well and staying healthy. As you know, I absolutely love blogging, but it is always one of those activities that goes to the bottom of “my list” if I do not sit down and actually write…

I can honestly say that the last year of my 30’s was one of the best years of my life! If I had to choose a theme, it would be “live in the moment…”. Tom, The Littles, and I moved to Amsterdam with so much excitement and the urge to TRAVEL! I am far behind on my Travelogues, so there are places that I have not had a chance to write about unless you have seen pictures on Facebook or Instagram. When I think about each place that we have visited I think about the special memories we created in each of those places. I also enjoyed having family and friends visit us in Amsterdam. Traveling is about the planning (mostly done by Tom, LOL), the adventure of reaching your destination, and “being in the moment” when you are there. Seeing the sites, listening to the different langues spoken, and trying new things. We enjoyed taking day trips to many parts of The Netherlands. The beauty of living in Amsterdam is that is centrally located to many of the places that we visited for a long weekend.

Our trip to Portugal was absolutely amazing and was a celebration of our 40th birthday. I will write a Travelogue about Portugal soon…

I have also “lived in the moment…” by joining and writing for the American Women’s Club of Amsterdam. I met so many amazing women and created lifelong friendships with many of them. Also, creating friendships with Dutch locals from the gym, pet store, and local hangouts, etc. In addition, becoming an Independent Consultant for Arbonne was definitely something new for me.

I feel that I have changed so much as a person and with that being said another change will be occurring, Tom, The Littles, and I are now living in Houston. I am looking forward to seeing our family, friends, and Maverick. I am forever grateful for the experiences that I have had living in Amsterdam and traveling throughout Europe. Amsterdam will always hold a special place in my heart! This past year has been unforgettable and I look forward to what God has in store for us…

Anchored in HOPE in Amsterdam,

JW