Mini Film: 71 Days in Europe!

Last Thursday night, I was in the kitchen flipping pancake batter when Derek waltzed in with an extra big smile on his face. At first, I thought this oddly large grin was due to the fact that I was making breakfast for dinner. That, or because the sweet aroma of the weekend was starting to swirl in the air.

But no.

He told me he finally found the perfect song for the video he’d been wanting to create to tell the story of our adventure backpacking across Europe last year. And because he’d been on the hunt for this perfect song for over a year now, this was certainly a BIG deal. He played me the song. It was indeed perfect for the vision he had in mind. I wish you could have been here for this moment. He was so giddy and excited. I could just see the inspiration starting to seep into his veins.

So there we sat, listening to the song on repeat as we chowed down on pancakes with our maple syrup, reminiscing about those 71 days. And I bet you can imagine what he spent his time on last weekend. Yep, the mini film below.

I really don’t know how he did it. How in the world did he manage to squeeze 10 weeks’ worth of memories into four fast minutes? Magic, I tell you. And yet, somehow I can’t stop watching. Over and over. I can’t help it  — it just makes me so happy. So if you have four minutes to spare — or simply want to see me twirling around one-too-many times — check it out…

If you happen to be interested in reading more about our backpacking trip, you can find those posts here. And here are more mini films…and yes, more twirling is involved in these, too!

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  • Hi! I found your blog because of a post you wrote from Wit & Delight from a couple days ago, “Why We Must Stop Allowing Our Career to Define Our Identity” and I really related to everything you said! But anways, I’m loving your blog, and this video was amazing! And tell Derek he’s right, the song was perfect 🙂