Happy Blog Birthday Over Yonderlust! THE BIG THREE

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I blinked incredulously as I realized the upcoming date…

“Holy crap. We’re turning three!”

Somehow my blog had made it through the terrible twos and miraculously made it into our third year. I couldn’t help but smile.

I bet there would be no way I would have believed you if you told me my future three years ago. We have come so far and now I can’t imagine my life without my blog, my lifestyle, my freedom. I’ve become addicted.

Which is good news for you, readers (I HAVE READERS, HOW COOL IS THAT?!). What started as a personal blog to update friends and family has blown up into the glorious baby it is now. We have nurtured it and for the first time, I’m so proud of a project that I’m working on. This is something I can get behind and we have poured blood, sweat, and tears into it.

Our past year has been incredible.

Here are a few of our favorite highlights.

  • We broke 3000 fans on Facebook and are still quickly growing.
  • It was paired with 6000 Twitter followers as well.
  • My Instagram is about to go over 900 people (which blows my mind!).
  • We won the Hostelbookers award for Most Epic Travel Photography Blog.
  • Our Bossy the Llama picture went VIRAL.
  • We were nominated for the 2013 Bloggies in Photography.
  • We got our first press trip!
  • We got to make it out to Iceland.
  • I licked a glacier in Alaska.
  • Our last blog birthday was spent with Leigh and Noah from CloudHead Art.
  • Shaun got to skateboard all over Europe.
  • We got to experience both our first AUTUMN and our first SNOW in Berlin – all in two different trips!
  • Shaun got to put away a hot air balloon.
  • We made it to the Colosseum in Rome!
  • We got to see Shaun’s parents after many years in Delaware.
  • Shaun rocked it at Snowcial in Tahoe.

We have grown so much and we couldn’t have done it without you guys. We have so much planned over the next few months.

This is what you have to look forward to over the next year:

  • We will have visited all continents except for Antarctica.
  • We are going to Australia for the Work/Holiday Visa!
  • We are finally visiting Canada for the first time. (Heckle away.)
  • We are heading back to Latin America.
  • We’re going to the regional Burning Man, Flipside.
  • We’re looking to host many more freebies and giveaways for you folks!

Thank you again for keeping up with us after all these years. We can’t wait to show you what we have in store for the future – just know that it is JUICY.

Here is to year FOUR and many more to come!

Happy blog birthday Over Yonderlust!

4/365 Today we bring you the awesomeness known as TSHIRT NINJAS!!! #365days6/365 This is what happens when we get bored... Make funny faces that is- not dress in drag. #365days7/365 Took Sheila out for a ride today. We look look hilarious putting around town on a scooter going 35mph downhill if the wind is on our backs. #365days11/365 Been trying to save money to travel again so we have been on a #Madmen kick. What do you think? Can we pass? #365days17/365 of our #365days project. We had a #hipster moment today so we rolled with it. #mustache #moustache20/365 After spending the afternoon w 20 6 year old kids I have decided that nothing will be coming out of this uterus any time soon. Forgot to take a pic there so a little photoshop magic takes us back. #365days24/365 So ends our lovey dovey crap week. I head home tomorrow and can't wait! It is like I love my husband or something. #365days26/365 60 degree day means we were out hiking the trails. Can you believe that this is inside city limits in Austin? I'm glad I can get a bit of nature close to home. #365days33/365 A bit late but... How do we prepare for travel conventions? Beauty days of course! Took a few hours but he is as good as new! #365days45/365 It is snowing in #Berlin! My first snow in a city!!! Headed out for #KashMassive. Happy birthday Kash! #365days

28 Responses to “Happy Blog Birthday Over Yonderlust! THE BIG THREE”

  1. Hogga March 11, 2013 at 7:59 am #

    happy birthday!

    • Erica March 14, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

      Thanks lady! 😀

  2. Lindy March 11, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    Yay, good job! Keep up the good work, I love your blog & your photos!

    • Erica March 14, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

      We will try our best, Lindy!

  3. Julika March 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    Happy blogiversary! Keep up the great work! Already looking forward to reading all about your future adventures!

    • Erica March 14, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

      You and me both! 😀

  4. Steph March 11, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    YAYY So glad you guys started blogging (and still are)!

    • Erica March 14, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

      I’m glad we started blogging so we could meet you and Mike!

  5. Britany March 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Congrats guys! You’re one of my favorites out there so I’m glad you’ve made it to the three year mark and will continue sharing your adventures with all of us!

    • Erica March 14, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

      AWWWW! Thanks Britany! It means the world to us when we receive comments like this. We’re trying our hardest to stick around!

  6. Brett Domue March 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    Happy Birthday, Guys! I look forward to the next three years and all the adventures to come!

    • Erica March 14, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

      And we hope to have you in more of our adventures!

  7. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures March 11, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    Happy Birthday!!!! I just turned 3 too haha! What a year it’s been for you wow!

    • Erica March 14, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

      Same for you lady! You’ve been rocking it!

  8. Heather March 11, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

    Happy birthday! Wait, I guess I’m turning 3 this month as well! I hadn’t even thought about it :-)

    So pumped about your upcoming plans and soooo happy (and jealous) that you’re heading to Oz! You just made me incredibly homesick for Australia. Seriously, as soon as I read that, I felt this tug in my heart to return — stronger than I’ve felt in a year and a half. <3

    • Erica March 14, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

      Crazy how time flies, right? Oh believe me, I’m going to bother you with more Oz questions the closer it comes! (And you can always visit us!)

  9. Andrew March 12, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    Congrats guys. :) What amazing accomplishments. Shows all the hard work you put into the blog.

    So glad we were able to celebrate your birthday together and meet you in person.

    • Erica March 14, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

      I’m glad you could be part of a huge milestone in my life. Thanks for being AWESOME!

  10. Caroline Eubanks March 12, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I really can’t believe you’re going to Australia. I’m headed there in March 2014 so hopefully you will still be there! Can’t wait. So glad we got to meet IRL this year!

    • Erica March 14, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

      YAAAAAAAAY! We will totally be there! OH HOW WEIRD. AND AWESOME!!!!

  11. Sofie March 13, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    Jeeeej, party for you guys and for the blog!
    Did you have cake? I hope you did. Thre should always be cake on a birthday party!

    • Erica March 14, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

      No cake. Lots of booze. Fair trade?

      • Sofie March 15, 2013 at 3:16 am #

        I actually pretty much don’t drink, but that’s cool. Next year I’ll buy (read: not ‘bake’, but ‘buy’) a cake and eat it on your behalf:)

        • Erica March 17, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

          Or you can bake a cake and send it to me and I’ll eat it.

  12. Turtle March 14, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    Congratulations! You guys have accomplished so much in the past few years – you should be rightfully proud.
    Can’t wait to hear all about the adventures for the next year (including how you cope in my dangerous country with all the spiders and snakes…) :)

  13. Bethaney - Flashpacker Family March 14, 2013 at 2:01 am #

    Happy Bloggiversary! Three years is amazing. I celebrated my one year anniversary last week. :)

  14. Phil March 21, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    Congrats, guys!! Here’s to many more years of stories and photos (mainly llama photos!! 😉

  15. Alouise March 22, 2013 at 12:43 am #

    Very belated happy blogiversary. If you’re going to TBEX I hope to see you in Canada.

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