Well… I’m back! After a little less than a month away, I am back in the States and have (mostly) adjusted back to real life! It was a wonderful trip to Europe, getting to spend such quality time with Kristi-Anna and Johannes and celebrate their wedding (which is coming to the blog this week as well!) as well as do a little sightseeing in three different countries. This trip took months to plan and there is a part of me that cannot believe it is over! But it went better than planned and I am so thankful for all that Ben and I got to share together and with our dear friends! Over the three and a half weeks (a bit less for Ben), we stayed in 6 different places… so needless to say this last week it has been nice to be in one place! :) I took lots of pictures, of course, so I’ll share some of the highlights! I shared a bit about Stockholm in my post a few weeks back, but after the wedding in Säffle, Sweden, some of us got to return to Stockholm for a day of sightseeing. We were all admittedly exhausted but so happy to have this extra day post-wedding to spend some time together in this beautiful city.
When we planned this trip for Kristi & Johannes’ wedding, I had the crazy idea of stopping over in Ireland for a few days on the way home… because I mean, it’s right there! To my surprise, Ben agreed and so did Dave and Alyce… so we all went to Ireland together… and let me tell you. It was everything I’d dreamed. I loved Ireland. I had an idea of what Ireland would look like in my head… and it was all of those things. I wanted to see hills with sheep, narrow roads between stone walls, cliffs on the coast, a pub, and a castle. One day Ben and I took a bus tour across the country from Dublin to Galway and literally saw all of those things. Amazing.
The Cliffs of Moher… oh the Cliffs of Moher. I have really never seen anything like it. I don’t know… the Grand Canyon wowed me… Niagra Falls? Ridiculously amazing. But something about Moher. The sheer drop, the green contrast against the blue ocean. Just incredible. We loved it- and my photos do not even do it justice.
Our last day we stopped at the Hill of Tara, or Tara of the Kings (a place the kings in Ireland used to gather to meet). I can’t lie. It was spectacular. If I’m being honest, it was fun to see my name and my maiden name, Sullivan, everywhere. But the Hill of Tara? Very cool.The whole crew!
We spent the last 22 hours of our trip in Copenhagen. Just long enough to see some of the beautiful waterways and eat Danishes (or, what they call “Vienna Bread” which is hilarious to me. Who really claims these pastries?!)
Later this week I’ll share some from Kristi & Johannes’ wedding in Sweden as well as an exciting house update! So, don’t be fooled by my absence lately… this week will be busy on the blog! :)