Jan 1, 2019


image by-@lyssmoore
Dear 2019,
You’re here. You snuck up on us like a thief in the night… although you didn’t just steal precious time, you gave us some amazing memories.
This spring we traveled to South Carolina with the Mister’s family. We saw gators, we swam, we tanned, the boys golfed, there was spike ball played, and many a wonderful bike ride. My mom came and we updated our tiny little little bathroom. She bought us the most beautiful light fixture.
In the summer, DC learned how to ride a bike at Walmart, and of course we were all thrilled about that. “Where did you learn to ride a bike, DC?” family would ask. “In a Walmart,” he declared with great pride. We are real classy peeps ain’t we? DC also turned 5 this summer. Gosh, he’s such a sweetheart of a 5 year-old.
We took our talents to Utah for the 4th, and Aida enjoyed her first round of incredible fireworks displays all around the valley. DC also knocked down a piƱata on his first swing in the grandparents new digs!
In the fall, DC started kindergarten and he loved it. He started the semester already knowing all his alphabet, could count until 25, knew all the one dimensional shapes, colors, and how to read a few sight words. Now, he can count to 100, has 35 sight words down, and can read by breaking down words he doesn’t know. He has all the alphabet and the sounds the letters make down to a T. He is such a little reader.
My husband and I also visited Dallas and Waco. It was heaven on earth. We loved Dallas and all it had to offer. Waco was naturally my Disneyland. I didn’t want to leave. We were also beyond surprised to find that In-N-Out snuck its way into TX. You bet your bum we chowed while we toured those two cities. Food trucks, dives, cafes, and others were frequented - we are real self proclaimed foodies. If you have the chance, don’t miss the very free and very good art museum (and hope the parking meters are down again because #freeparking). We also found a little area with the most wonderful small businesses and darling window displays. It is almost like going back in time, before big businesses and chains. Man, after seeing that, I sure do wish we could go back to the way small businesses once flourished on every street corner. It was amazing.
I also was able to visit Nashville for a girl’s trip. I enjoyed every minute with my dear friend. It felt like when I was in college hitting up stores with my bestie, having sleep overs, and doing all the girl things without a single tantrum. I could actually browse stores, and chit chat without interruption. #simplepleasures. It was also nice being in the city where my husband had live for 2 years, falling in love with a city he too had fallen in love with a while back.
In the winter, Aida turned 3. That was a real tear jerker for us since she is the only thing we have close to a baby. We celebrated Christmas in Florida and we quite honestly never wanted to leave. In the spirit of unity, Grandma provided festive sombreros for the whole family which were a big hit with most, but attracted tasteful comments about wall building (hand to face)… We each wore our hat with pride as Grandma played paparazzi. Grandpa was also asked several times if he was DC’s father - those two are attached at the hip. How can you say bye to the warm bright sunshine, when you know you won’t feel that warmth of that sun for another 6 months… send help!
2018, you were a year of growth and traveling for the Measoms. We sure did enjoy you to the fullest. Here is to living in the present, letting go of the past, and letting the future be full of abundance and joy.
2019, we’re ready for you…or are we?!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...