It is time to say adios to 2017 and hello to 2018! This year has been full of ups, downs and all arounds and has flown right past. It was probably one of my hardest years yet as I found it pretty darn hard adjusting to 2 kids, working, balancing all the mom duties and struggling hard with PPD.
I thought I’d share the highs and all my loves of life to wrap up this year. I am so excited for the fresh new start the coming year will bring and I look forward to all the new memories left to make.
So……This year, we attended our first Lantern Festival with the boys and were able make our wishes for 2017 as a family of four. It was a pretty awesome experience and Bash loved it the most!
This year was also a year of many firsts for us. Mostly for the boys, but for us too. Benjamin took his first steps, got his first haircut, rode on an airplane for the very first time and celebrated turning 1! Sebastian had his very first school performance, started first grade and lost his very first set of teeth! We also took our very first exhaustive but awesome family trip to California where we visited Disneyland, Legoland and the beach.
This year we also celebrated a huge marriage milestone. Ten years! We took our first solo trip since Europe in 2013. We were able to reconnect, renew promises and share plans for the future all in the same place we started off as a married couple. Mexico was awesome! We also decided we need to take at least one trip, long or short, each year, just us two.
As I said before, this year had is highs and its lows. The lows mostly on my end as I struggled personally. But today as I type this, I have high hopes for the coming year. Feeling alone in a world full of people is a dark place to be, but, I was able to find a passion and a sense of happiness in blogging, taking photos and connecting with others. My own little space that harbors all the things I love. A space that is all my own. This year, I also learned that forgiveness can render friendships you least expect and can be the very cause of the little spark of motivation you needed. I also learned that grace must be given to yourself because as good as perfectionism sounds, its unattainable.
Each year comes with challenges and highs and lows, but my one constant…. each and every year is my beautiful family. My three handsome guys!
So with that, I say “Peace out 2017, it’s been real annnnd watch out 2018, because we’re coming for ya!”