Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all!!! It seems like only yesterday that we were welcoming in 2012 on a beach in Kaikoura! How fast this year has gone, but how amazing it has been! I have only worked 5 months out of 2012, and Thomas has worked even less. But in that time, we have spent Christmas 2011 in Australia, finished work in New Zealand and embarked on our South Island road trip, ending up in New Plymouth for 3 weeks before heading to Tahiti and then driving across the USA for a whole month. We have lived in four different cities, been to four different countries, lived on floors, in sheds and have taken advantage of the hospitality of many people. Thomas and I both know how fortunate we are to be able to live our dreams and explore the world, while making new friends and family along the way. Here are a few photos to sum up 2012 :)

SCUBA diving in Cairns while spending Christmas 2011 in Australia with the Deverson/Clark family

New Years day in Kaikoura 2012

Amy on stage at the Buskers Festival in Christchurch,  January 2012
Nugget Point, while staying with Malcolm and Carolyn,  March 2012
Thomas surfing with Hector's dolphins at Porpoise Bay,  March 2012
Stop in Wanaka on our road trip,  March 2012

Top of Avalanche Peak in Arthur's Pass,  March 2012

Adventures around New Plymouth with Kent and Eryn,  April 2012

 A week in Auckland with Tom and Dorothy Deverson,  April 2012
Back to ChCh to visit Charlotte and Elliott (last time we saw Elliott he was only this big!!!) April 2012

Enjoying ourselves with 5 days in Tahiti,  April 2012

California, Big Sur,  April 2012

Grand Canyon National Park,  Thomas' 23rd Birthday,  May 9th 2012

Amy's 23rd Birthday in Connecticut,  June 13th 2012

Thomas and Amy at a Yankee Game in New York City

John and Kel came to visit us in Connecticut in July 2012

Moved to Colorado to work and snowboard at Beaver Creek Ski Resort,  October 2012


  1. Wow, you two have had a wonderful year. I hope 2013 is even better!

  2. Pretty fantastic set of photos there and no mistake. Hope to see you in 2013 and have a chance to share a few more amazing experiences.