Memories, Dreams, and Reflections 2018

I’m a little late this year, but better late than never right?! Here is my annual wrap up, looking back on the year and remembering all our fun adventures! This is my eight year doing my memories, dreams, and reflections! Here’s to a great 2018 and looking forward to an even better 2019!

1. Me

Here’s me on the beach in Caiscais, Portugal (photo by Tracy Swift)

Here’s me on the beach in Caiscais, Portugal (photo by Tracy Swift)

2. I Love You

These two! From our visit to  New Zealand  in April.

These two! From our visit to New Zealand in April.

3. Still Laughing

I’m still laughing at my brother getting kissed by a camel in  Arizona  this summer!

I’m still laughing at my brother getting kissed by a camel in Arizona this summer!

4. Winter Wonderland

From our amazing fly-cruise-fly over the Southern Alps on the South Island of  New Zealand .

From our amazing fly-cruise-fly over the Southern Alps on the South Island of New Zealand.

5. Birthday

Piper turned six this year and had a  joint birthday party  with her friend Diella at the cat cafe!

Piper turned six this year and had a joint birthday party with her friend Diella at the cat cafe!

6. Friends

These kids! We are going to miss our friends the Swifts and D’Adamo’s when they head to new posts this summer. Not sure what Piper is going to do without her crew. This picture is from a visit to  Ngwe Saung , Myanmar.

These kids! We are going to miss our friends the Swifts and D’Adamo’s when they head to new posts this summer. Not sure what Piper is going to do without her crew. This picture is from a visit to Ngwe Saung, Myanmar.

7. I was Inspired

At the Flytographer global meetup in Portugal we had a session with Anne Farrar, the National Geographic Director of Photography. How’s that for inspirational?!

At the Flytographer global meetup in Portugal we had a session with Anne Farrar, the National Geographic Director of Photography. How’s that for inspirational?!

8. Spring Fever

We don’t get much spring here in Myanmar, but spring time is the time for migratory birds! Here are some Asian Openbill Storks and Purple Swamphens in  Moe Yun Gyi  Wetlands.

We don’t get much spring here in Myanmar, but spring time is the time for migratory birds! Here are some Asian Openbill Storks and Purple Swamphens in Moe Yun Gyi Wetlands.

9. Travel

Hiking to see  Fox Glacier  in New Zealand.

Hiking to see Fox Glacier in New Zealand.

10. Summer Days

Enjoying a visit to Bearizona while in  Arizona with my family .

Enjoying a visit to Bearizona while in Arizona with my family.

11. A Day in My Life

Not a typical day in my life, but  Yangon  has some interesting sites to see - when I can sneak away from work!

Not a typical day in my life, but Yangon has some interesting sites to see - when I can sneak away from work!

12. All Smiles

Last summer we were thrilled to go  visit the Bensons  in El Salvador. Such a fun time at the beach!

Last summer we were thrilled to go visit the Bensons in El Salvador. Such a fun time at the beach!

13. Autumn Harvest

Not quite and autumn harvest, but in September we went to  Chang Mai , Thailand and “harvested” some elephant poop to make paper!

Not quite and autumn harvest, but in September we went to Chang Mai, Thailand and “harvested” some elephant poop to make paper!

14. Family

The cousins!!! Baby Sawyer and Owen, and cousins Kailey and Richie!

The cousins!!! Baby Sawyer and Owen, and cousins Kailey and Richie!

15. Celebrate

Paul turned 40 this year! We celebrated with a long weekend in  Phuket .

Paul turned 40 this year! We celebrated with a long weekend in Phuket.

16. Let’s Do It Again

For the last two years on our way home for summer visits we’ve been able to have a long layover in Tokyo (2017) and  Seoul  (2018). Can’t wait to do this again on our way to the US this summer!

For the last two years on our way home for summer visits we’ve been able to have a long layover in Tokyo (2017) and Seoul (2018). Can’t wait to do this again on our way to the US this summer!

17. I Miss You

We got a new nephew this year! Baby Sawyer! I got to meet him over the summer in  Arizona , and I’m super excited to see him again this summer, he’ll be a different little human!

We got a new nephew this year! Baby Sawyer! I got to meet him over the summer in Arizona, and I’m super excited to see him again this summer, he’ll be a different little human!

18. Beautiful

Beautiful daughter on a beautiful beach on the  west coast of the south island  of New Zealand.

Beautiful daughter on a beautiful beach on the west coast of the south island of New Zealand.

19. Dress Up

My favorite holiday!  Halloween  with the Jedi family!

My favorite holiday! Halloween with the Jedi family!

20. Macro

Piper and I took a  day trip  to explore the volcanoes of El Salvador, here she is with a micro (not macro) beetle!

Piper and I took a day trip to explore the volcanoes of El Salvador, here she is with a micro (not macro) beetle!

21. Holidays

Christmas morning! Piper got some exciting new hair!!

Christmas morning! Piper got some exciting new hair!!

22. My Favorite

Of course she’s my favorite! This girl  turned six this year . I can’t believe how fast she is growing!!!

Of course she’s my favorite! This girl turned six this year. I can’t believe how fast she is growing!!!

23. Don’t Ever Change

If only I had a magic wand and could keep her this age longer! She is so much fun!

If only I had a magic wand and could keep her this age longer! She is so much fun!

24. Just Because

I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t include some  bird pictures ! We haven’t done much birding this year, but I caught this New Zealand Fan Tail on our visit there in April.

I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t include some bird pictures! We haven’t done much birding this year, but I caught this New Zealand Fan Tail on our visit there in April.

25. Hopes and Dreams

I hope this kid continues to smile and feed the ducks and seagulls  everywhere  she goes! This picture is a true example of Piper’s personality! I love it!!!

I hope this kid continues to smile and feed the ducks and seagulls everywhere she goes! This picture is a true example of Piper’s personality! I love it!!!

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