December 2018 Recap – Ending the Year Strong

December 2018 Recap - Ending the Year Strong

Check out my post from this day last year: 2018 New Year’s Resolutions – All About Healing and Growth

It’s 2019, y’all. Seriously, what? December was a blur, as it often is. And the start of the year, like every start of the year since my son was born SEVEN years ago (again, what?!), was completely insane.

Looking back on my December, I got a lot done, even though I felt like it whizzed by and left me spinning along with it.

I wrote in December about my Winter bucket list, which was sorely neglected. Of the things on that list, we did five things.

We attended a tree lighting ceremony

December 2018 Recap - Ending the Year Strong
I didn’t get a picture of the kiddos with three tree, so you just get the kiddos. You can see a little of the tree behind them.

And we took a picture with Santa

December 2018 Recap - Ending the Year Strong
December 2018 Recap - Ending the Year Strong
And got an adorable family photo while we were at it!

Some other things we did in December that were’t on my list included:

I upgraded my laundry room

This was more out of necessity than want. We decided that having a waterfall falling from our living room ceiling was not an acceptable occurrence and we had to replace the washer.

We went from this:

December 2018 Recap - Ending the Year Strong

To this!

December 2018 Recap - Ending the Year Strong

Can I tell you how much I love this laundry room?! And I haven’t even decorated yet. This room is a little piece of heaven right here on my second floor.

I rented a convertible in Miami

I figured if I had to be away from my kids during the holiday season, I might as well do it in style.

December 2018 Recap - Ending the Year Strong
Well, not exactly style.

And I got to see the sunrise on the beach, which was breathtaking.

December 2018 Recap - Ending the Year Strong

I posted my second YouTube video

The video was all about my monthly subscriptions, and it was super fun to create. Also, side note, creating videos takes such a long time! From shooting it, to editing it, to creating titles, and posting it on YouTube. Holy moly.

Jack got his blue belt in taekwondo

The blue belt is three belts below what Jack had in New Jersey, though he doesn’t seem to mind the set back. We lucked out because this school doesn’t make him spar, which means he tolerates a lot more from it. His last class made him spar every Friday and he hated it.

December 2018 Recap - Ending the Year Strong

I had an amazing gingerbread chai latte

This may not see like something worth highlighting, but it was a really good chai latte.

December was kind of a chai month for me, and I easily had over a dozen, and they were all glorious. I discovered this local place near me called Jester’s, and it’s my new happy place. After the laundry room, of course.

December 2018 Recap - Ending the Year Strong

I knit my first scarf

And even though I had the best of intentions, the end product looked pretty shabby. Luckily I took this picture when I first started it, and it looks way more impressive than the completed scarf, and will potentially lead you to believe that I’m actually awesome at knitting.

December 2018 Recap - Ending the Year Strong

And last, but definitely not least, my daughter Lorelai taught me how to live life right, as she often does.

December 2018 Recap - Ending the Year Strong
She’s eating an ice cream cone filled with cereal.

How was your December? What was the best part?

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    • Georgia L
    • January 3, 2019

    Your kids are so cute. And it looks like Lorelai did way better this year with Santa! Is that scarf a candy cane?

    1. Reply

      Thank you Georgia! And yes, she did way better this year, we almost got a smile! The scarf is a replica of the one the Grinch wore in the new Grinch movie. I thought it was going to be a huge hit, but Jack was only mildly excited when he saw it.

    • Laura Hayden
    • January 3, 2019

    Chai is life 🙂 I’ve never had a gingerbread chai, but this year I had an egg nog chai. It tasted like regular chai to me, but I couldn’t complain. Miami beach is my favorite!

    1. Reply

      Totally agree! Though now that I’m on weight watchers I have to find a skinnier chai than I’ve been drinking. Egg nog chai sounds amazing. Ah-mazing!

    • SMD
    • January 3, 2019

    Sunrise on the beach is my favorite, always, no matter how often I do it.

    Love your laundry upgrade!
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    1. Reply

      Agreed, I could wake up on the beach every day! And thanks! I love that laundry room so darn much, lol.

  1. Reply

    oh my gosh i had to laugh at the reason for your laundry upgrade. definitely don’t want a waterfall in your living room. love the upgrade!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Kristen! And yes, it was not a pretty site. The funny part is that my husband was sitting there on is phone completely oblivious to the constant dripping from the ceiling. I’m like um….do you not hear that? Or see that?!

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