Happy almost New Year, everyone!
It’s that time of year where we get to spend some extra time with our loved ones and get all sentimental reminiscing about the past year. So I thought what better way to get in the spirit and ring in 2018 than to reflect on not just 2017, but on our last 8 years together!
Gathering photos for this video was no small undertaking. Going through 8 years of photos on 2 hard drives took more than a few hours, but the entertainment and memories while doing so were well worth the effort. Although we are not full time travelers, Justin and I have managed to fit in quite a few adventures, even when we were fresh out of college and broke! Our motto? Value memories, not things.
Enjoy our video, 8 Years of Adventures. Looking forward to 2018 to have even more…
What is your favorite memory? What are you looking forward to in 2018? Tell us in the comments!
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Top Tips & Notes for Next Time:
1. Invest in a good camera. The quality of our memories improved drastically along with the quality of our photos once we finally did.
2. Value memories and experiences over things. When we first started dating, we exchanged gifts (even when we were broke). Over time, the only ‘gift’ I insist we not let lapse are cards to each other – modern day love letters, as it were. Other than that, we treasure the ‘gift’ of time together experiencing something fun and usually new, even if just a day trip to the beach.
3. Take time to pause and reflect. More than one time I have been mad at Justin (almost always over something mundane) and gone to work on our blog or look through old photos and the tantrum just melts away… [Mostly. It’s been known to return later.]