What a crazy year it’s been! I can hardly believe all the things we’ve managed to pack into this year! It’s been so hectic that I’ve only been writing this blog once a month. I do apologize for that, and hope that the next year won’t be so rough on the writing!
Let’s take a look back at all the things we’ve experienced this year:
Bug turned 2 years old in January! He wouldn’t eat his cake, and among other things we noticed that he was a bit delayed. We started a grueling process of seeing pediatric specialists and therapists to try to help him out. Despite the first half of the year being rather stressful and unhelpful, Bug is now doing incredibly well, and we’re not worried at all!
LT and I attended the Commander-In-Chief Inaugural Ball, and it was an experience we won’t forget!
I visited my old university in PA to see a professor of mine interview Stephen Sondheim! I won’t soon forget the night I was in the same room with one of theatre’s greatest people!
Monster successfully learned to use the potty, and has navigated the months since with few accidents, even successfully sleeping over night without them!
I turned 29, and decided that growing old is not something I’m afraid of.
We spent LT’s 34th birthday in New York City, seeing friends, an almost-one-man-show of Macbeth with Alan Cumming, and eating at our favorite top-notch restaurant, The Modern!
We’ve had quite a few large household items fail and break on us this year, resulting in carpets and units replaced, and a few late nights. Everything seems to be running smoothly for us once again, though! (*knock on wood*)
We planted a few herbs in hopes of growing them and using them in our food. But our lack of knowledge of the growing and pruning of herbs made that project a big ol’ fail. Now we’re trying something new! (More on that later!)
Monster began taking Tae Kwon Do classes, and he’s done extremely well, earning two new belts already!
We finally stained the deck!
I started sewing a new dress for my witchy rituals. I have not yet finished it, but I promise, it’s coming soon! (More on that later, too!)
I had an allergy test done, revealing that I am indeed allergic to gold (along with a few other things…)
The world lost a woman who was wonderful dancer, and amazing teacher.
I flew across the US to spend time with some very good friends at a Faerie Festival in Oregon! Good times were had, and faerie wings worn by all!
Through a lovely friend’s beautiful artistry, inspiration for a name for our homeschool struck like lightning!!
I decorated a besom and took part in a friend’s wedding, having them jump the broomstick!
LT and I finally walked the National Mall together for the first time (despite my many trips into the city with family and friends)! It was also my first time there at night, making it a great date-night memory.
I met my absolute favorite rock star. For. Real.
Monster and Bug have graduated to their big-boy beds, and have learned to share a bedroom!
We have had a wonderful Yuletide season, trying new things for holiday traditions, and I kicked it off with a personal transformation by getting my hair cut!
Through the year we have experienced many events, large and small. We’ve seen the President, we’ve watched the boys grow in leaps and bounds, we’ve visited with friends and family, we’ve seen shows and movies, we’ve made lots of delicious food at home, and eaten at some delicious places! I’ve had a dream come true in meeting my favorite rock star, I’ve written lots of letters with friends, and we had our first official homeschool curriculum delivery!!
I’m admittedly a little floored looking back at all of the things that have happened this year. Who knew this would be my life? I certainly didn’t. What a great one it’s turning out to be.
Here’s looking forward to the next year – bringing with it more birthdays and anniversaries, a change in our home location, and the “official” start of homeschooling (and those are only the things I know for sure will happen)!!
Happy New Year, friends!!