This morning my baby girl jumps on a plane with her grandparents for a few days in Hong Kong . As you do.
Of course, at 17 she's no longer a baby, but she'll always be my baby girl.
Last year was the year of overseas travel for the Langdowns. We started the year with NYE spent in the USA, then the hubster won a trip for he and I to Aruba for work, I then chaperoned our boy to Singapore for a soccer tour, and then hubby and I had his mid-life crisis trip to Vegas. Let's just say there was a lot of stamping of passports.
This year is shaping up to be similar with my daughter's Hong Kong junket, my husband's trip to New Zealand for the World Masters Games, an adventure trip to Thailand for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary and then another soccer tour for my son (this time to Japan) which the hubby will do. Not to mention the fact that my baby girl has also been offered her first international modelling contract which may see her in Korea by the end of the year.
How do we pay for all this you ask?
Well, other than the trips that are being paid for by others, it's safe to say the mortgage is being hammered.
Who needs a house anyway? I hear caravans are very cozy.
I guess it's pretty obvious we love to travel. We're also big on life experience and taking every opportunity that is presented to us. Because you never know how long those opportunities are going to be around for ... or how long we're going to be around for.
So as my baby girl boards a plane this morning for her first ever Asian experience, I'm lovin' that she gets the opportunity to step outside her world and into somebody else's from time to time. I love that she's leaving the nest (albeit with her grandparents) to test her wings in readiness for what the end of the year might hold.
I love that my baby girl is showing me she's no longer a baby.
What are you lovin' about life this week?
Got any trips planned?
Ever been to Honkers?
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