4 years ago…
It’s crazy to think that it’s my blog’s 4th anniversary today and about how much I’ve done in the past 4 years.
4 years ago I was a Senior majoring in English/mass communications and a certificate in Publishing at Minnesota State University of Moorhead. I was flying to Australia to spend a semester studying abroad. Actually at this very moment, 4 years ago – I had already been in Australia for about a week or a little under.
It’s crazy because, if you told me to look ahead – I’d probably not have imagined it all.
Here are some pics from the past 4 years.
Me in Brisbane
At my desk at uni (university)
My lovely friend Sonja from Germany and I! 🙂
At the beach – Gold Coast Australia. I love the beach!
Another good German friend, Alex.
Sonja and I again! 🙂
The Great Barrier Reef!
Johan asked me to go to Buderim Falls with him and some friends. We weren’t dating yet. Just friends.
Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo!
A hip hop crew I got involved in at the church I went to on the Sunshine Coast! 🙂
The Hip Hop Crew! 🙂
Johan took me to a beach to paint for our first “un-official date” I was oblivious! haha…
We started dating this week. 🙂
Dyed my hair for the first time EVER – Probably the last…
Made lovely Aussie Friends
Aussie friends at my farewell party.
Went back home to finish my last semester of college. I graduated! Yay!
Many Skype sessions!
My sister Graduated from High School!
My sister and I took a trip to Tennessee. I went to a writer’s conference with Ted Dekker!
After Johan visited, I went to Australia for 2012, to live abroad – but via… Singapore.
I flew over the world and then…
met up with Johan, who was coming back from South Africa from visiting his family for Christmas!
We had interesting food while there…
…and a strange dessert.
My 24th Birthday = My Golden Birthday! 😀
Awesome times! 😀
I started and finished my book The Mason of Hearts.
My sister came to visit us. We took a trip to Sydney!
Johan and I near the Sydney Opera House!
We goofed around at Bondi Beach! 😀
Fun games with friends!
More games with friends and Cassidy!
On the Brissie River.
Yummy South African dessert that I fell in love with!
Sadly, Cassidy had to go home to go back to school.
Johan’s brother got married. His brother and his sister-in-law came to Australia for a visit.
Lovely crazy Aussie Friends!
Had a lovely trip to Perth, Western Australia with Johan and his Mom. We helped his parents move there. 🙂
I had a great year abroad, but soon I had to go home.
Johan came for a visit the next summer! 🙂
He got to ride a horse for the first time in Wyoming at my Uncle’s house.
In December 2014, Johan and I went on a trip to NYC and Washington D.C. 🙂
Lost 16 lbs since January!!! 🙂 2014 is the year to get fit!
Ran my first 5k!!!
As you all know, Johan surprised me a few weeks ago by coming for a surprise visit.
…and proposed! <3
Read my fairytale story here!!
Love him! 🙂
Got to spend a lot of awesome time together – but as always wish it were more. 🙂
So, in a nutshell – that was 4 years! How CRAZY… But, I hope you enjoyed the pictures.
To a great future filled with amazing adventures to come!