In February I flew out to Sydney, Australia to visit my amazing Mr. van der Wel. I hadn't seen him in 3 years. My stomach was in butterflies and I couldn't wait to see him.
We toured around the city and loved every minute of being with each other. We flew to New Zealand to meet his folks and the mister proposed!! It was magical.
In May Phil flew out to Texas a month before the wedding. I quit my job early so we could spend time together and finish the preparations for the wedding. May was so much fun! We had a yard sale with all my things to raise money to move to New Zealand. We had our engagement photos taken by the lovely Miss Ashtin Paige. We toured around Texas and visited cute little towns like Fredericksburg.
Since we had a long distance relationship for the majority of our relationship, it was so wonderful having this time to be together. Sometimes it still amazes me that I get to hang out with him all the time. We will be driving somewhere and I feel so lucky that I can look over and see him sitting next to me. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.
In June we were married! I know it sounds quick, but believe me, it was ages! It was forever. It was waaaaay too long. We got married in the cutest little white chapel you ever did see. It was perfect.
In July we moved to New Zealand to start our life together. When I look around at the scenery around me I still can't believe I live here sometimes! I feel so blessed!
In late September we found out we were expecting a little baby to join our family! We had some early complications and didn't announce the little Bean's arrival until we hit 12 weeks to be on the safe side. We are so excited to meet you, little van der Bean!!!
In November we purchased our first home. It has been so amazing being able to call this house a home and work on the place together. We have a beautiful veggie garden and a beautiful little yard to call our own.
And in November we made the big announcement of our future Bean!
Like I said, 2010 was a really big year. We got engaged, married, moved countries, bought a house, and have a baby on the way. 2010 guys. It's been an amazing year and I wouldn't change a thing.
I look forward to what 2011 has for us!!