30 December, 2012

A Big Christmas Surprise - The Beginning of Something New

It's been a very busy and exciting time for us this month. To catch you all up ... and to make the first official announcement out to the world ... Courtney and I are stepping away from our jobs and the craziness that life in the modern world brings as working parents with three kids.

Whew. That's a mouthful. It is so exciting, scary and amazing all at the same time. This opens up a whole new experience for us of home schooling and traveling with our children for the next year/ year and a half.

And we had kept this a complete surprise to our children. That is until Christmas morning.

Christmas morning it all broke loose. In a good way. Courtney and I planned a scavenger treasure hunt for the kids. Not only did they get to traipse all through the house - but also had to research questions on the Internet to answer certain clues to get to their final gift.

Here's a short slideshow of what happened: http://show-vid.com/view/4c9ax28

What's next, you might be asking? Here's our itinerary as we know it right now:

Jan 24-Jan 31 - Georgia
Feb 1-2 - Back to NJ
Feb 3 - Fly out of Newark to Costa Rica
Mar 5 - Off to Australia
Apr 6-ish - Off to New Zealand
May-ish through July-ish - Stops in Europe
August - Turkey
September - Stateside traveling ... then who knows!

I'm looking forward to this next step and hope you will share it with us. Be well and stay in touch!