a year to remember

what a year!
My mother calls this my year of recompense.  Life has not always been a cake walk for me.  2008 was spent in and out of  hospitals literally fighting for my life.  Maybe 2010 has been that kind of year for you.  If it has please know that in Gods timing he restores everything in ways so good you could not dream them up yourself.
Thank you Jesus for giving me the man I’ve always prayed for and a beautiful year abroad spent traveling with him.  
Cheers to 2011.  May this next year be truly amazing for all of us.

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  • Reply kitty

    beautiful post. isn't it great to know He will give us what we need to make us happy just when and how He is ready??

    December 29, 2010 at 6:15 pm
  • Reply Brooke

    how amazing!!

    December 29, 2010 at 6:26 pm
  • Reply CarrieJo

    Incredible! Enjoy all of these moments and memories!

    Be sure to stop by for my giveaway!

    December 29, 2010 at 6:29 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    WOW! what an amazing year you've had. it's almost your anniversary! big plans?!

    thanks for your encouragement – my 2010 has been your 2008 in a way. Happy new year to you and your man!

    December 29, 2010 at 6:30 pm
  • Reply Heather

    Beautiful pictures-I too would love to travel more someday! In the meantime, I think you should do a blog sale of your clothes-pass on some of those dresses to us!! 🙂

    December 29, 2010 at 6:50 pm
  • Reply Bridget

    cheers to that!!!

    take me with you?

    annnnd where's that awesome black/yellow barcelona skirt from. pleeease dont say barcelona (or just go back and get me one if so?)

    December 29, 2010 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply Liz

    okay, you made me cry! words of wisdom. I, too, have had an extremely blessed year and am feeling so thankful! Hoping everyone gets to experience the kind of joy and love you and I have both found this year!

    Happy new year!

    December 29, 2010 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply nicole

    beautiful recap! you've had such an amazing exciting year and i hope 2011 is just as fabulous for you and jb!

    December 29, 2010 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Sole Matters

    lovely recap! i loved your message at the end. i could not be more ready for 2011. will you do a post on how you found places to stay/visit/sites to see/hotels?

    December 29, 2010 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply thobeka

    What a magical year you've had!

    December 29, 2010 at 7:07 pm
  • Reply *D*

    what an amazing year you've had! I'm praying 2011 is much better than 2010 was for me. and i believe you about God's timing, I'm due for some good and 2011 may be the year. 🙂

    December 29, 2010 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    what a marvelous year darling! you've deserved it. that is exactly what me and my love want to do one day.

    December 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply Kit

    You have definitely had an amazing year 🙂

    December 29, 2010 at 7:20 pm
  • Reply Krystal Sandoval

    I love all these fabulous photos!
    I want to travel everywhere you've gone. 🙂

    I hope you have a fabulous New Year!


    December 29, 2010 at 7:57 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    Sarah, these are beautiful! What a wonderful year.

    December 29, 2010 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply Annie

    What an incredible year! Just beautiful. Happy New Year!

    December 29, 2010 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply KristaRenee

    Beautiful. In every way. Thanks for sharing your amazing year-you bring the brightest light everywhere you go!

    so much love,

    December 29, 2010 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Petchie

    I loved your recap of 2010, looks like you really had a wonderful year. Hope you have a great New Year!


    December 29, 2010 at 9:52 pm
  • Reply Emily

    love this post – what an amazing year yall have had!! all praise to Jesus indeed 🙂 now, i need to plan some traveling of my own — this recap has inspired me beyond belief!! xoxo emmie

    December 29, 2010 at 11:10 pm
  • Reply Jessica Elaine

    2010 treated you VERY well! Cheers to another beautiful, travel filled, happy new year!

    December 29, 2010 at 11:50 pm
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    you guys have had such an amazing traveling year. i love your skirt in barcelona! and can we seriously be friends you are so cute and i want to have a cute husband and be a cute traveling couple just like you guys…. in a non stalkerish way 🙂

    December 30, 2010 at 1:29 am
  • Reply Kristin

    What a fabulously fun looking year! You look gorgeous in all those pics!

    December 30, 2010 at 2:45 am
  • Reply mal blair

    so, i came across your blog from you commenting on my happy list on enjoy yourself's blog! :]

    & let me say, i'm so glad you did – because now i am completely obsessed with your blog.. i have been gawking over it for hours.

    i'm totally jealous of all the places you've traveled this past year.. seems like y'all had a blast!

    December 30, 2010 at 7:11 am
  • Reply Kristina

    Looks like a really good year, may 2011 be as precious and exciting as2010! Happy new year!
    Viele Gruesse, Kristina

    December 30, 2010 at 8:43 am
  • Reply Jillian

    WOW looks like you have had a great year! i am new to your blog… now following! xoxo jcd

    December 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Sara Bentley @ Purses Pastries Etc...

    You guys are both truly darling!
    I wish you both God's blessings and all the best in this coming year!! So glad to have "met" you through the bloging world this past year 🙂

    December 30, 2010 at 2:40 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    what a fabulous year!! i would love to go to some of the places you've been! can't wait to see how God uses you this coming year!

    December 30, 2010 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply Megan

    Wow you have had an amazing year. Yes your words were so 09 was a terrible year for me and 2010 has been awesome and now I am so excited to see what 2011 holds for me and everyone else.

    December 30, 2010 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    wow. y'all are amazing. i'm literally crying. xo miss you both.

    December 30, 2010 at 6:15 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    i love that red bikini! too cute. and as vienna and salzburg are my former homes, a little part of me wanted to cry when those locations popped up in the photos…

    December 31, 2010 at 12:34 am
  • Reply Jenni

    What a beautiful post!!! And what an INCREDIBLE year you have had!!! You really shine, Sarah. You should definitely write a book all about your experiences. I'll be the first in line to buy it!!! 😉

    December 31, 2010 at 1:21 am
  • Reply Katie Bright

    what a beautiful post. thanks for sharing. 🙂

    December 31, 2010 at 5:41 am
  • Reply Arie Uittenbogaard

    I'm amazed. I had a recent fight for my life as well, and this year I could thank God too for giving me the spouse I'd always prayed for. For this year and those to come I wish you… God.

    December 31, 2010 at 11:34 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    What an amazing year you've had! Cheers to an equally amazing 2011! 🙂

    January 1, 2011 at 7:51 am
  • Reply Mary

    Wow that's an amazing year! I hope 2011 is wonderful for you as well. Happy New Year!

    January 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply Betsey

    wow, what an amazing year of adventures! i hope 2011 brings more fun and joy! 🙂 Happy New Year!

    January 1, 2011 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply nicole addison

    oh my goodness! you lucky lady! what an incredible year, someone just passed along your blog to me. you're just gorgeous!

    January 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Alyssa

    wow, your 2010 adventures look incredible! I can only imagine what 2011 will bring you!

    Happy New Year! x

    January 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Nuha Sofiyan

    i'm so sorry to hear that you were ill, but Thank God that everything is okay now! You've had an incredible year. You've traveled more in one year than many have in a lifetime, what a blessing! I hope 2011 treats you well! xoxo

    January 3, 2011 at 9:25 pm
  • Reply Sarah


    January 3, 2011 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply Anonymous

    wow, I just discovered your blog and I must say it's very inspiring. The part about God actually made me cry a little because it's so beautifull that you had such a wonderfull year after so much trouble.
    Keep up the good work!

    (I'm sorry if I messed up my grammar, English is not my native language hihi)
    xo Sheryl from Holland

    March 21, 2011 at 11:42 pm
  • Reply A Girl Named Miss Kate

    So cute!!! and lucky to be traveling the world!! :]

    Love reading your blog you love story and everything! The struggle and the hard times in life only make you strong and the loved ones that stick by your side will be there forever.
    – Kate

    August 5, 2011 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    I just came across your blog for the first time and I can't stop reading!!

    I am a globe-trotter, as well. I leave in 2 weeks to spend 4 months in Europe. I have loved reading your posts about the beautiful places you've been visiting in Europe. I wish I was bringing my man with me, because it looked like you and JB truly had a fairytale-worthy time traveling together.

    Do you have a specific post about must-see places in Europe?

    Thanks a bunch and keep up the awesome posts 🙂


    August 28, 2011 at 11:13 pm
  • Reply Allison Patricia

    Such a cute way to look back on the year!!

    August 13, 2012 at 4:55 am
  • Reply Olivia File

    Stumbled upon this and it encouraged me in ways I needed more than I know. Praying God continues to bless you and your family as you have blessed me today. Thank you.

    February 6, 2014 at 9:40 pm
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