2019 Year in Review

This year has been the year of new beginnings:

We got a new puppy in March:

My brother got remarried and I now have a new sister in law:

We bought our new home, and moved to our lovely new neighborhood.

Piglet started a new sport, wrestling.

I feel so grateful for everything in my little world, and I want for nothing, except more time to spend it with those I love.

I’m looking forward to 2020, as I do each January, but I have loved 2019! This has been an incredible decade, and one I will treasure.

Christmas 2019

I’m so backlogged on posts! Our December was fun filled and absolutely lovely. We spent Christmas day just us for the day, and then had friends over for dinner and drinks. It was so relaxing and mellow. I took some much needed vacation time and soaked up time with my boys.

My parents came to stay with us for a week, starting right after Christmas and they leave this Saturday. So many projects were done around the house that I will post later. We went to see Christmas lights at the zoo and the air museum, and ate way too much food.

We had a wonderful time and my heart (and stomach) is full! I hope all who celebrate had a great Christmas with your loved ones!

Christmas Tour-2019

Ok, I’m way behind once again. But here is my long overdue Christmas house tour. It’s not New Years at least!

I love my front porch. I know I say that everytime, but I do! I scored this adorable tree at Goodwill so I could have a front porch christmas tree. I got some cute pillow covers on Amazon, and I just love looking at this cute setup.

The living room is my favorite room of the house. It just looks so cozy with all the Christmas decor. After taking this photo, I talked Match into getting another sitting chair. I love the way it rounds the room out, and allows me to sit and look out at my beautiful view of trees. I feel so incredibly lucky to be in this new home.

Match also built me a couple of gorgeous end tables, and he is working on making one more larger table for the space. I love how handy he is! My parents are visiting for the week, and there are more home improvement projects in the works, more on that later.
I put my Christmas village up on the plant shelf. I hope to add to the collection someday. I will miss all the decorations when we take them down on New Year’s day. It has been a lovely Christmss in our new home.

Bend Thanksgiving 2019

Our Bend trip was awesome! Last year there was just the tiniest dusting of snow. This year was a winter wonderland! I love the snow so much!

We had a great time with Match’s family. It was the perfect balance of family time and having our own space at the resort. We loved getting quality time with our sweet niece. She’s 2, and it is such a fun age! I love her sweet little voice, and how enamored she is with Piglet.

My favorite part of the trip was the hike Match, Piglet and I went on at the resort on the last day. Just look at that amazing view!

I could definitely see myself living somewhere where it snows more often. It’s so beautiful, and I love the stillness and quiet that comes with the snow. I’m sure I’d hate the daily grind of it, but it sure it gorgeous to come visit. Until next time, Bend!

Feeling Thankful

We are currently in route to Bend for Thanksgiving. We are meeting Match’s parents and his sister and her little family. I am so, so excited!

We once again got a condo at our favorite resort, where we get to hot tub and swim in the snow.

Match and I were reminiscing about our first Thanksgiving together. It was 11 years ago! We had been together 5 months, and we were in the full blown honeymoon stage. I blogged about feeling like a part of the family, and daydreaming about marrying Match. Now here we are, a family.

There is so much to be thankful for. This year we started the tradition of writing what we are grateful for on a pumpkin. We had fun coming up with all sorts of things, both silly and serious.

I’m also grateful for this blog, which allows me to look back at my relationship with Match and remind me of how lucky I am to have found him. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!