The Things We Left Behind

My countdown keeps ticking, and it tells me that we've been on our adventure for almost five days. Hard to believe, as we've done so much already to settle in! But before we share more about our first few days, we'll share a little snapshot of the special things we left behind.

These travel books represent the sum of our fabulous adventures to-date, and those still to come! Hope, courage and nostalgia on an otherwise empty shelf...

These travel books represent the sum of our fabulous adventures to-date, and those still to come! Hope, courage and nostalgia on an otherwise empty shelf...

Our wedding guestbook is a mini time capsule of all the people who care about us; it's messy and candid and beautiful.

Our wedding guestbook is a mini time capsule of all the people who care about us; it's messy and candid and beautiful.

These shoes have taken us to some amazing places, between them from Thailand to Mexico, but not all have made it to the Netherlands, and several have come to the end of their road entirely.

These shoes have taken us to some amazing places, between them from Thailand to Mexico, but not all have made it to the Netherlands, and several have come to the end of their road entirely.

The last mugs for our last Edmonton coffees and teas. Pretty much all of our mugs are special, hailing from all over the world and for all occasions, but these two outlasted the others for their irresistible smile-inducing qualities.

The last mugs for our last Edmonton coffees and teas. Pretty much all of our mugs are special, hailing from all over the world and for all occasions, but these two outlasted the others for their irresistible smile-inducing qualities.

We've been together for almost 11 years, and married for almost seven of those. Time flies when you're having fun, and we're looking forward to many more years of love and happiness together!

We've been together for almost 11 years, and married for almost seven of those. Time flies when you're having fun, and we're looking forward to many more years of love and happiness together!

Our fabulous view into the wide open skies of Edmonton-west which we've now traded for the quaint cobblestoned streets and guild houses of the Netherlands.

Our fabulous view into the wide open skies of Edmonton-west which we've now traded for the quaint cobblestoned streets and guild houses of the Netherlands.

~ Erica ~ Brian