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Gimmewald, Switzerland

The most beautiful and majestic place we've ever been.

Paris, France

By far Adri's most favorite city and monument.

Istanbul, Turkey

The most culture shock worthy and wonderfully diverse city we know.

Cairo, Egypt

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19 February 2012

Hello's and Good-Bye's

Well, we've known for a while, but it is official as of a few weeks ago.  And, even more official as of last weekend.  We are packing our things and heading 690 miles to the south east.  As of the 14th of March we will be calling a little town called Aliso Viejo home.  Well, not so little considering it is in southern California.  I've been given a new position that is just another step in the right direction for us.  We couldn't be more excited about the place, the possibilities, the adventure, and most importantly... being there together.

For those of you who don't exactly know where Aliso Viejo is (we know it gets lost in the mix of everything else down that way), here is a little map.  Yep, 15-20 minutes from the beach!  We may be trading in our snowboard for surfboards.

And, because we don't have any pictures of the actual apartment yet, here is an image of the floor plan.  Just think of the possibilities.  Plus, why would you want to see empty apartment pictures anyway.  We'll be sure to post some once we move in and have our stuff.  Adrienne is most excited about the large kitchen for sure.  I'm most excited about all the windows that will keep the place so bright, and being able to use our own washer and dryer that has been sitting in storage for the last year.

Lastly, I just have to say good-bye to the family dog of 12 years, Arthur.  He had his quirks and his oddities, but he was a wonderful dog.  Loved people, loved to play, and loved to run.  I'll never forget his bullet run, his constant chasing of birds and squirrels that he just couldn't catch, his love of the flashlight and all the little tricks he knew.  I always laugh when I think about his rolling around inside his pillow and not being able to stop and turn on the kitchen floor when chasing his toys.  He was so loving and so loyal.  This is the last picture taken of him before he passed to the other side, and ironically, the only one where he actually looked at the camera.  It causes me to think that maybe he knew what was going on, that he was ok with it, and that he was assuring you that he'd always be in your heart.  Thank you Arthur for a wonderful 12 years of my life!