Monday, December 31, 2018

End of year randomness

As another year comes to a close, I can only think of good things to say about all our experiences in 2018.  It was a year of growth, faith, love and traveling and I loved every minute of it. 
This year I turned 37, I traveled to Madrid with my family, took a couple of trips with just Iggy, spent a lot of time with my kids, started diets and broke them, learned to cook new dishes, made new friends, lost old friends, got two new baby cousins (yay Stefania & Nolan!), got visits from my international family and I'm currently on our last trip of the year.

Here's a photo recount of our year...

After ringing in the new year with some family in Ohio, we visited DC with some of our great friends!

Our niece Mariana turned one year old and we took a trip to Disney to celebrate Erika's 11th birthday!

Easter celebration at Oliver's school and enjoying the nice Florida weather

An amazing two week trip to Spain, where we met up with some of our family.  What a great time!

...also, another great trip to Disney...

..and who could forget the girls' hair donation, which still warms my heart... :)

Olivia was inducted into the Elementary Honor Society

..a visit from my uncle Alfredo...

..a fun Girl Scout Disney trip and Olivia's spring show in Universal Studios..

Fun summer activities...the kids were happy to be out of school! ;)

The most eventful moths of all.  We celebrated Iggy's 42nd birthday, welcomed our baby cousin Stefania (born in Switzerland), I took a weekend cruise with some friends, celebrated the girls' birthdays (9 &11) and then we took a trip to San Francisco with an amazing stop at Napa Valley.. 

Spent some time playing local tourists and then Iggy and I took a trip to Buenos Aires (one of my bucket list destinations) <3 p="">

Another great trip to Disney and we finally got to see the new "Toy Story" land, an amazing couple's trip to Chicago for some tennis, our boy turned 3 and we took the family on a Disney cruise to celebrate.. 

Fall fun with the family, Oliver and I took a trip to Upstate NY to see the Deso family, Olivia's first cheer showcase, Halloween fun with friends and the highlight of the month was the birth of our baby cousin Nolan...

We enjoyed a visit from my cousin and his family, who came all the way from Switzerland.  While they were here, we baptized Stefania and it was a great time to get the family together.  What a great month!

I turned 37 and we embarked on our last trip of the year, an ambitious road trip to New York, which has been nothing but fun. We have visited Charleston, Washington DC and NYC so far.. What an amazing time!

I love sitting down and reminiscing of all the good and not so good things that happened during the year that's ending, and every time, I realize that even though life isn't always perfect, it sure is fun, entertaining and we are so blessed to have each other to share the ride with. 

I thank God for every experience that he made possible.. 

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