As we bundle up and prepare for 2012, we're so thankful for our family, friends and each other.
2011, which began as one big headache in Neu Ulm, grew into a surprisingly eventful and epic year. We played less music but traveled more; we worked a lot harder but learned more; and we lived and loved more.
Below are our top 5 moments for 2011:
2. Women’s World Cup roadtrip, including a six-city blitz punctuated by U.S. vs. Brazil win in Dresden
3. Czech roadtrip
5. Amsterdam bikesgiving
Honorable mention: a local trip to several of Munich’s biergartens, which will undoubtedly become a tradition. Our only regret was not starting earlier.
And before we depart to ring in the new year, we’ll leave you with a quote, courtesy of our friend Tyler in St. Louis, from last year:
“May your coming year be filled
with magic and dreams and good madness.
I hope you read some fine books
and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful,
and don’t forget to make some art —
write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can.
And I hope, somewhere in the next year,
you surprise yourself."
— Neil Gaiman
(Neil forgot to add: And may our paths cross at least once in 2012.)