Happy New Years Eve!!
This is my favorite (and most time consuming) post of the year! I love looking back and remembering all the fun things we did throughout the year.
We lost both of our dogs in 2018, and that was a big adjustment for our family. As hard and sad as that was for us, I still feel comfortable saying that we were blessed with another pretty amazing year. Starting in 2014 when we finally got pregnant with Lucy, we’ve had a major change every year since!
2014: Positive pregnancy test
2015: Lucy was born
2016: SURPRISE! I got pregnant with Emmy.
2017: Ems was born
2018: Lost our dogs . . . and MOVED!
We’re done having kiddos, we’re done moving, and we’re done with pets for the foreseeable future, so I think we’re finished with BIG years. #onlytimewilltell
Alrighty, if your resolution for 2019 is to read more super long blog posts, then I’ve got you covered!
We took one of my favorite pictures of Emmy ever.
Matty and I had a date night at the Red Wings game.
And Carla and I took Gordie and Lucy to see Sesame Street Live!
Emmy got her first ponytail!
We celebrated my birthday with Dom’s Donuts.
There was a snow day on my actual birthday, so Carla and the kiddos came out to celebrate and play in the snow.
We had some super cute Valentines!
We celebrated Matty’s birthday.
And enjoyed some unseasonably warm weather.
Lucy got invited to her first birthday party.
Uncle Brian brought Tommy and Elle for a visit.
We said goodbye to our handsome Snort on St. Patrick’s Day 🙁
Made our annual trip to Dairy Queen for Free Cone Day.
Lucy choked a lamb during Easter pictures.
The cousins had a blast visiting the creepiest Easter Bunny I’ve ever seen.
And, most importantly, Emmy Roses turned one!!
The day after Emmy’s birthday was Easter, and the cousins had a blast hunting for eggs.
We enjoyed the nicer weather.
Andy’s birthday party turned into a bubble fest.
And we spent a weekend at the cottage with Sarah, Brian, Rita, and the kiddos.
We took our first trip of the season to the Dairy Go Round.
We unexpectedly lost our sweet Sydney 🙁
Lucy said goodbye to her crib . . .
. . . and hello to her big girl bed!
We had a Funtastic 3rd birthday for Lucy Belle!
Matty, Lucy, and I spent a weekend in Frankenmuth.
And we kicked off cottage season with ice cream.
The girls and I spent lots of time outside.
We listed our house for sale . . . and sold it the first day!
I took the girls to the Toledo Zoo.
We spent lots of time playing in the pools at Oma and Papa’s house.
Matty and I celebrated 12 years of marriage by taking the girls out for ice cream.
And the girls spent some time at Matty’s office on Take Your Child to Work Day.
We spent a few days at the cottage for 4th of July. It was unbelievably hot, and if I wasn’t on the boat . . .
. . . I was holding Emmy, who did not tolerate the heat well and couldn’t sleep.
Lucy started ballet class!
And the packing began!
I took a break from packing to play at the splash pad with cousins.
And then it was MOVING DAY!!!
We wasted no time in finding a decent ice cream place by our new house!
Matty, Lucy, and I spent a weekend in Cedar Point.
We spent a few days with my parents at a cottage up north.
And we soaked up every bit of summer in our new neighborhood.
We spent Labor Day at the cottage.
Lucy started preschool!!
We spent evenings out on the driveway with neighbors.
Had some fun at the park for Matty’s work picnic.
Celebrated Pumpkin Fest in our new town.
And ended the month celebrating Sadie’s birthday with a unicorn party.
We took a tractor ride and picked apples.
Lucy had a field trip to the fire department.
Matty and I ended a date night with a delicious chocolate malt.
Lucy did awesome at her first dentist appointment!
And we had fun at all the Halloween festivities!
Lucy and I made a cake for Oma’s birthday.
We hit the jackpot in the Halloween Clearance section at Target!
We hosted a super fun friend reunion.
Celebrated Grandma Rita’s birthday.
Decorated the new house for Christmas!
My girls took the worst Thanksgiving picture ever!
And Carla and I did our annual cookie order.
Our elf, Raspberry, arrived for a North Pole Breakfast.
And we had an entire month filled with all the festive activities!
Thanks so much for stopping by and reading about our 2018 adventures!
We have big plans to prove we can act as normal adults and stay up until midnight tonight, and we’re really hoping that watching the new Mission Impossible movie can help us do it! So, basically, we’re going to ring in 2019 the same way we spent 2018: on the couch, in our jammies, with one of us sound asleep while the other watches TV by himself.
Friends, Matty and I are very much aware of how lucky we are. We have been blessed with so many years of good fortune, and we don’t take that for granted. If 2018 wasn’t your year, I hope and pray that 2019 brings health, happiness, and so much more.
Happy New Year!