The kind of people that put their own life on hold, are available at all hours for anything, and are truly absolutely THERE for you.
As wonderful as traveling and the freedom of living and going wherever we want is, it knowing that we have a solid group of family and friends to turn to that makes anywhere/everywhere feel like home.
Pieces of my heart lay all over the world now and I am truly grateful for that.
To all of you. Thank you. For you.
|Rosewood Family and the Reem adoptees|
The Annual Mayer Thanksgiving came to pass. It was fabulous jamming over 30 people into our apartment and sharing the smorgasbord of traditional faire contributed by all attendees.
|Debbie and Chris sandwich|
|Lovely Rosewood Ladies|
And then I got to sneak away to Zurich for a few days to spend time with my Roomie Nora.
|Roomies for Life <3 my Nora|
|Our daily sunset view|
New Year's Eve
Toasting in 2016 was bittersweet. While I was more than happy to put many parts of 2015 behind me and start afresh, I was not looking forward to the farewells that were to come.
|Final drinks with the McGoverns ;)|
|Can you find Debbie?|
|Crushing a 5k|
One of the big work projects, that I spent the better part of a year on, was organizing the first Pediatric-dedicated nursing conference for the Emirate and it came to fruition in February. It was a 3 full-day event of speakers and received high accolades.
|Almost a decade of friendship, love our Pennock crew|
|Post-10k Shake Shack reward|
I married this man
|Night in with the boys|
Did I mention that we are taking dance lessons? Oh hell yeah, it's a beautiful disaster trying to teach me grace and balance, but it really is going well!
|Dance Studio Party|
And then there was the 36 hour trip to the US to kidnap my parents to the Middle East. I was able to spend some time with a few of my favorites <3
|Uncle Steve and Aunt Gretchen|
|Aunt Rita and Uncle Pete|
|Liz and my Mom|
|My Boston People: Liz and Rick|
|My incredible parents|
|Uncle Neal, so glad he made exceptional efforts to ensure our paths crossed in the brief time that I was stateside|
Obviously, Adam needs to do a better job of taking pictures of family and friends when he is back in PA, because their pictorial presence is lacking in this blog between September and now, but most certainly NOT in life. That being said, the Mayer/Adams clan needs to work on getting their butts out here to visit (Ahem...HINT!).
I am grateful with every fiber of my being for the amazingness that you all fill my/our life/lives with.
I am also extremely thankful for the technological options available to keep everyone feeling so close and connected. A big toast to WhatsApp, Google Chat, Skype, Facebook, and all the archaic method of email. No where is really that far.