2009 was the year of travel for Janice and me.
Janice and I don’t ever travel as much as we did in 2009. Janice’s calendar was jammed with conferences, meetings and events and I caught quite a few planes myself.
I hate to even list all my trips here because I know I was spoiled… and it’s just not fair how much fun I had. I hope you don’t hate me — but seeing all these trips listed here, I almost hate me… If it’s worth anything, my agenda for 2010 will not be the same!
I started off the year with a family trip to Hawaii for which my husband and I saved up and planned for years! It was a huge treat for us. Then a couple weeks later I took Julia and nursing Sophia with me to Mom 2.0 Summit.
A week after that, I brought my munchkins with me to an SEO conference in Atlanta.
Those weeks were fun, but exhausting, and we stayed home for the next couple months.
We kicked off the summer with a video shoot on a Disney Cruise and in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World. Janice brought her family and while my husband had to stay home and work, I brought my girls and our mom. What a fabulous trip.
But once I’d faced the inevitable and weaned Sophia at 20 months old, I could finally travel solo. It was hard to leave them, but airports and airplanes were a breeze with no baby in belly, no baby in arms and no preschooler dragging me down the airplane aisle.
I had three trips one after another and I had a blast.
I wrote in this post: It’s like coming home from summer camp…
The Best For Last
But after my whirlwind of trips with and without my girls, I ended my 2009 travel agenda with a family trip to Italy. My husband’s family lives in Italy, (he actually moved here to marry me!) and so none of them had even met my two year old Sophia!
We spent three weeks with Rob’s family in Italy.
Of all my trips in 2009, our family time in Italy wins first place.
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