2014 was amazing for us. It was a year of new beginnings and new adventures that we never could have imagined. We found a way to make sure that we could cherish these first precious years as a family together. Here are the highlights.
Araya's first birthday was spent in a French chateau!
We spent 3 months with a Great Dane, a Cocker Spaniel and 2 very cool cats! Her first cautious steps holding onto something were around this fountain.
We took care of 4 dogs, 3 cats, 2 chickens, a guinea fowl and a fish pond for 6 weeks. We also visited Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong.
We then headed back to France for some time with Venus, Luna and the chickens. Araya became obsessed and spent most of her day in the chicken pen! She also got to spend some time in a very cool truck.
Lastly, we emigrated to the US and had a wonderful Christmas in Coral Gables, Florida with Uppy.
In 2014 we house sat...
A French castle on 6 hectares for 2 dogs and 2 cats
An old farm in the Pyrenees on 11 hectares for a cat with medical needs
Another old farm in the French Alps for 2 cats
A home in Laos for 4 dogs, 3 cats, 2 chicken, many fish and a guinea fowl
Back to The French Alps for a dog, a cat, 2 rabbits and 5 chickens
A cottage in England for a cat
And finally Coral Gables in Florida for a dog
Rent paid in 2014: $0
Houses sat: 7
Countries lived in: 4
Countries visited : 15
Weight lost dog walking: 15lbs
That is all with a one year old baby!
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