We then hit the ground full speed: seeing family, taking megabus between Dallas and Houston, going to a great friend's wedding, searching for cars/apartments/jobs, and regaining our bearings.
In order of progression:
While we were away, Kristin was actually offered her old job at EXCO and it was a no brainer to come back and take it. Luckily, she had about a month and a half of free time to adjust back to life before she went back to work. She spent most of that time enjoying being around family, seeing friends, looking for a car, and looking for an apartment.
Matt acted swiftly and got his dream car; an electric blue 2009 Toyota Corolla, what more could a boy want?
Soon after, Kristin found her a deal on a Honda CR-V (we are practical people).
After that, Matt emailed, called, visited, interviewed, and more for his job search. After it was all said and done, he chose to go to Dallas Samuell High School to teach Algebra I and coach Football. He's looking forward to continuing his career in education!
We felt like we were really back to reality once we found our apartment. We lucked out and ended up in a great location by White Rock lake, a part of Dallas we really enjoy, and it's smack dab in the middle of both our jobs (we got the apartment before we knew where Matt's job would be).
After we returned to our normal routines, what could possibly come next to add to the adventure?
Well, we got engaged!!! :-) On July 24th, Matt popped the question and Kristin said YES!! Part of his proposal involved this awesome collage he made of pictures from our trip!
This is Texans in Transit's last blog post, so we wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU to all of our family, friends, and blog readers. It meant the world to us to know that people back home were sending us their thoughts, well wishes, prayers, encouragement, and love. We both feel incredibly blessed to have gone on this life-changing trip with each other :-). It was more than we could've imagined. Thank you again for reading, and please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or comments about anything!
- Matt and Kristin
BTW, one more thing.... We forgot to include this on the World Recap, so we'll just have to include it here.
We wanted to let y'all know that thanks to everyone's prayers and thoughts we were blessed during our trip with no mishaps. We were lucky enough to: not have ANYTHING stolen, no electronics broke, nothing was lost (passports, credit cards, etc), no bed bugs, NO injuries, no sicknesses (cold, flu, or serious stomach issues), no missed flights, no lost luggage, no accidents while on modes of transportation, no malaria, and lastly we didn't run out of money ;-). Thanks again for all the love!!!!