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!


  1. So excited for you and your adventure. We definitely plan on living vicariously through your blog over the coming year+. You are an amazing family!

  2. Thanks, Sarah I can't wait to share it with you!