10 Day You Challenge: {six places}

10 Day You Challenge

Today’s challenge… places.

{1}  My Grandparent’s house.

Oh how I love the old farmhouse complete with faded red barn (one of our engagement photos was taken in it, shown below) and rolling grassy lawn.  In my head its the way it was when I was younger, but I know its changed significantly since then.  There’s an old tree my siblings and I used to call the “horse-y tree” because it was shaped like a horse.  We’d pretend we were riding it and loved every moment.  🙂  Here’s a photo of us doing just that.

2011-11-09 1 wmMe, Janelle, and Danny.

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{2}  The Caribbean.

Matt and I took a cruise to the Caribbean for our honeymoon and it was a total blast.  It was the best 7 days we had spent together and I’ll always hold a special place in my heart for St. Martin.

{3)  Beijing.

My best friend, Liz, her husband, Paul, Matt and I, took a 4 day trip to Beijing in April 2008, just before the Olympics.  It was such an AMAZING trip.  China is HUGE!!!  We saw Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Ming Tombs, The Great Wall (one thing I checked off of my bucket list), and oh-so-much more.  It was incredible.  Oh, and the food…  All I have to say is Kung Pow Chicken in China is soooo soooooooo much better then it is in the states.  Their “cakes and sweets” are nothing of the sort though.  They’re more like cardboard with some form of tasteless frosting on them.  They look beautiful, but taste awful.  Liz can attest to this too.  🙂

{4}  Forks, WA.

This wonderful place is of course where my beloved book series The Twilight Saga takes place.  I had the privilege of visiting with my best friend, Fay (yes, I have two best friends), in August 2010.  It was fun to see where the little town put each important location (ie, the Swan House, the Cullen House, the Police Station, Forks High School, etc.).  We even went to La Push.

{5}  Hahn Air Force Base, Germany.

This is where I was born.  The base has since closed and unfortunately the hospital I was born in burnt down.  I would love to, one day, take a trip to see where my life began, where my parents lived (if it’s still there), and where my parents started their life together.

{6}  Honolulu, HI.

Where we currently live and where our little guy, Holden, will join this world in less than (hopefully) six weeks.  It’s amazing that he will be born in the same hospital as his Godmother, Liz, and possibly (I’m crossing my fingers) on the same day as both of my best friends, Liz and Fay.  We’ll see if the latter happens… as he’s going to come when he wants to.

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