Monday, September 10, 2012



We're back! I feel like my life has been a marvelous whirlwind since July—and now we're all settled in our tiny home in quiet Ann Arbor, Michigan.

It's been an amazing summer. When I think about the adventures we've been able to have these past couple months, I feel so blessed. I feel blessed that my work allows me to work from anywhere...Switzerland, Germany, South Africa...you name it! I feel blessed that my sweet husband works hard in school so he can get awesome internships that enable us to spend our summers together experiencing new cultures and customs. And I feel blessed that we have Ann Arbor to come home to each fall (although this may be our last). We're always sad to leave our summer adventures behind, but happy to be in our cozy home among our books and bikes. We have so many stories and photos to share through the travelogue, I just need to find the time.

Cree took this shot of me yesterday afternoon. We've begun another year of teaching early morning seminary, so as long as the weather is nice, you'll probably see us here....same spot....every Sunday, preparing lessons. It's amazing how quickly we fall back into our routines.

Happy Monday!!

23 comments:

  1. you live in ann arbor!? so fun! i just went there this summer to visit college friends who all live within a 1.5 hour radius (i flew in from jersey)...i went to college in toledo and went to ann arbor often... i LOVE it there :)

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  2. You're adorable! Glad you're back! Hope to see as much of you as we can in Michigan before you leave!

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  3. routines are good for us, and vacations are great too!


    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com

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  4. do you actually own that bicycle?? i love it! and that blanket!

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  5. Wait? Are you LDS? I had no idea! You guys have your hands full teaching seminary! I salute you!

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    1. yes! We are...we love teaching seminary, but it makes for a not very exciting social life. We're always sleepy by 8 pm. :)

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  6. Love the bike!! So perfect!
    jennybodell.blogspot.com

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  7. Omgosh I want that bike. It is so lovely.

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  8. So happy to see you back. Hope you had a great time! xx

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  9. i love that you ride a tandem bicycle. Ann Arbor Michigan sounds lovely.

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  10. You really timed this so well - a summer in Europe and fall in Michigan. Just this morning I was explaining to colleagues how much I love this time of year in the Northwest of the States - the crisp air, pumpkin flavour, beautifully coloured leaves, scarves and rosy cheeks... Enjoy!

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  11. There's something about autumn that always makes me come back to routines–welcome home!

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  12. welcome back! traveling is the best - can't wait to see the rest of your photos

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  13. So happy you are back safe and sound :) Can't wait to see all of your incredible photos and stories. I love that you find Michigan just as lovely as all of your travels. :)

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  14. welcome back! while you were away, i traveled to Michigan for the first time... and i loved it!

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  15. so happy to have you back! i got the biggest kick following your adventuring. you and your cree truly have a blessed life!

    p.s. bring that bike to ohio already!

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  16. Love that photo (and that bike!)... traveling/having adventures is so so fun, but coming home is always incredible. :)

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  17. So happy you're back safely from your adventures. It was lovely following along via Instagram. Although I have to admit, it was, at times, a little rough on my wanderlust. xo.

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  18. I just have to say, I'm so glad I found your blog [through a series of Tumblr sites. I was actually confused as to how I got here, to your blog, initially]! I'm a Michigan native [transplanted in the PNW right now. I can't wait to move back!] and your pictures and features and all of it are beautiful. I feel like I need to say: Thank you!

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  19. You have been on a most wonderful adventure... I've loved watching your travels unfold through instagram.

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  20. wow amanda, i can't believe you are back home already! where did this summer go?? and i'm sad we didn't get to show you luzern :)

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  21. Welcome back to Ann Arbor Amanda and Cree - I've lived vicariously through your blog all summer long. Chilly today, no?

    Thanks!!

    Mr. Glitter
    mrglitter.blogspot.com

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