Monday, March 21, 2011

Hello Again.

So I hope I haven't lost most of you - I can only imagine that many of you saw 'last post three weeks ago' and immediately deleted me off of your ever busy blog rolls. Sigh.

So where have I been?

Those who guessed Copenhagen, Denmark on my last post were correct! I had the honor to be invited to a conference in my line of work as a presenter - this included a paid trip to Copenhagen, Denmark for a week! Of course my fiance and I decided to turn the opportunity into a two week vacation.

The first week was spent exploring Copenhagen and attending the conference - meeting some amazing people in my field and doing some killer networking.

Then my fiance and I headed down to my favorite European city (via sleeper train!) to Munich, Germany. There we spent a few days exploring Munich, visiting the castle Disney World's Cinderella castle was modeled after and visiting Salzburg, Austria. From there we headed to Switzerland where we spent several days visiting Luzern, Lausanne, Bern and Zurich.
I could bore you with details about the whole trip, but I'll spare you that and just say it was amazing and a welcomed break from the day to day grind.

We came back last Sunday to a very happy to see us and very needy puppy, two weeks of work and emails to catch up on, and figuring out how to get back on the normal timezone...including incorporating Daylight Savings. We were so backwards. So that's why last week I was pretty much mentally still gone.

But I'm determined to be back to the routine this week - I HAVE TO get my workout routine back, starting with Hip Hop tonight, and eating healthier again. I spent Saturday on the beach (loving this Spring weather!!) and was not a happy camper about wearing that bikini - especially after indulging in two weeks of really tasty European wine, beer and food.

It's also time for wedding planning galore - let the craziness ensue.

And Mr. Willow is ready for training classes at the local PetCo...but I have a feeling my fiance and I will learn more than the puppy will.

And your blogs... oh how I have neglected your blogs {sorry!}. I'll be back to reading (and commenting) this week.

So I hope everyone is doing well and I hope you haven't abandoned me... here's to being productive again! Cheers!


Beth said...

sounds like an AWESOME trip and how lucky you were to have the first half of it paid for!

Living the Long Life... said...

I would love to know which of those places in Switzerland was your favorite! I am going home to SC this Friday until May to visit. When I get back to Italy we are wanting to go to Switzerland since we have not been there yet. Would love any advice on places to stay or see!

Token Yankee said...

Looks like an amazing trip, how great you guys both got to enjoy it. I look forward to keeping up with as you plan the wedding and another football season. Go Tigers!

LKO said...

My mother's best friend lived in Copenhagen for years. It looks like you had a great trip! Did you get to see the Little Mermaid statue thing?

Ruth said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip and that you are back

Simple Daisy said...

Oh my gosh...what an amazing trip!!!!!

Cambron said...

Welcome back! Sounds like y'all had an AMAZING time!

Glitterista said...

What a fabulous trip, and it's so great that work paid for it! Best of luck continuing to catch up on everything--sometimes the emails and google reader is crazy when I'm gone for a few days, so I can't imagine two weeks. ;)

Can't wait to hear more about how the wedding plans are coming!

Virginia Belle said...

It looks like you guys had a fantastic trip! My husband studied abroad in Copenhagen and loved it so I have always wanted to go. Welcome back!

this free bird said...

What a fantastic trip - lucky you. That must have been such a treat! Okay a group of us started the 30 day shred. We're not all on the same day (I just completed day 3) - if you'd like to jump in you're more than welcome. Are you on twitter? We commiserate, whine and encourage each other daily. I'm @birdgirlc if you're interested :)