year in review

2022 Notes and Thoughts

We’re in the final days of 2022, right on the cusp of a brand new year! This year was full of so much joy for our family.

Family Christmas photo with mom and dad kissing

Each year, I like to step back and reflect on everything that has happened and give thanks to God. Part recap, part reflection, that’s what this post is all about! Let’s get to it.  (more…)

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2020 Notes and Thoughts

I think it’s safe to say that 2020 was totally different than we all expected it to be. Different isn’t always bad. COVID brought a lot of changes to our everyday lives, but going with the flow and learning to make the best of it has made all the difference.

I don’t know what 2021 has in store, but I’m praying it’s awesome for each and every person reading this! Here are a few of my thoughts and stats from 2020. Feel free to share yours in the comments 🙂

Books Read 39

Best Fiction Read Lulu’s Cafe by T.I. Lowe.

Best Nonfiction Read Etched in Sand by Regina Calcaterra.

New Addition Niva.

Girl napping with husky

New thing Homeschooling Sadie.

Different thing No longer nursing.

Excitement Finding out my brother and sister are expecting baby #2 for their families!

Travel Ohiopyle and North Carolina.

Family photo at the beach in Outer Banks

Hard stuff COVID, rehoming Mavis, and Jimmy’s hospitalization.

Celebrations Valentine’s Day, Forth of July, Jimmy + my brother-in-law + niece’s birthdays, Sadie’s second birthday party, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Funny thing Accidentally baking a cupcake carrying case.

Looking forward to 2021, I’m excited to keep doing what I’m doing right now: sharing my life here, serving the Lord, and loving my little family zoo ❤

What are you looking forward to in 2021?

P.S. I’m currently working on a Q&A post, so if you have any questions, let me know and I’ll be sure to include them!