it’s amazing how quickly i can forget everything accomplished over the course of a year. in thinking back i had chalked 2018 up to being pretty quiet, transitional year, but as i look back i realized we’ve accomplished way more than i had given myself/us credit for. there’s a lot of talk about giving ourselves more “grace” or being easier on ourselves, which isn’t really in my nature. it’s probably something i could use a bit more of in 2019.
as far as 2018 is concerned, here are the highlights:
in january i took a business trip back to tampa and we visited our almost-complete house.
in february we had tavi bear spayed, i flew to colorado to host a baby shower, and we closed on our first home in poulsbo. we moved in and began painting and decorating!!
in march we purchased a new car, decorated easter eggs and i taught a class on painted eggs.
in april we took a trip over to the seattle side for an evening, i began playing with the magnolia table cookbook, and i started trying my hand at gardening.
in may my family visited to see our new home and help us build a fence.
in june we headed out to woodinville, celebrated j’s birthday and built a fire pit.
in july i headed back to tampa for another business trip, taught a swiss buttercream cupcake class, and was able to celebrate my birthday with my family.
in august we took a trip to the cidery for the first time, and i taught a hydrangea cupcake class.
in september another cupcake class, apple picking, and walking tavi in fort ward and warming up with soup in the evenings.
in october we had an early anniversary celebration at oktoberfest in leavenworth, took the pupkin to a pumpkin patch and another cupcake class.
in november we hosted our first thanksgiving in our new house, and i made some psl macarons.
in december…well, all the christmasy things, obv. from wreath workshops to cookie swaps - and a final cupcake class.
cheers to a happy and healthy 2019!