I feel like it was just yesterday that Josh and I were eating pizza and watching a movie on New Years Eve and then I blinked and bam! it’s the end of 2018! It really becomes more and more true every year- the older I get, the faster time seems to go by.
As the new year approaches, I feel compelled to just sit back and reflect on everything that has happened this past year. And let me tell you, it has been a doozy of a year! I have done and been a part of things I never even imagined. It’s been scary. It’s been exciting. It’s been stressful. It’s been fun. It’s been depressing. It’s been joyful.
So here goes some of the crazy, amazing highlights from this year:
I quit my job of 5 years in Seymour and started a new job in Louisville.
We went to the Arnold Classic to watch some crazy strong people lift and cheer on our friend, Rusty, in his first Olympic Weightlifting meet.
We had a super fun Easter with our family (especially the Easter egg hunt with our nephew, Hudson).
We went to a live filming of an episode of Top Chef at Rupp Arena.
Josh got accepted to the Masters program in Medical Dietetics at Ohio State University.
We sold our house in about 4 hours without even officially putting it on the market and had to move in with my parents.
Josh quit his job of 5 years and moved to our apartment in Ohio with Rocko (with lots of helps from our parents!). Saying goodbye was the hardest.
I continued staying with my parents while job hunting (why is it nearly impossible to get hired anywhere?!).
I spent an awesome weekend with some dear friends celebrating Joel’s wedding.
I [finally] found a new job, said very sad goodbyes to friends and family, and moved to Ohio.
My mom, sister, and I threw the cutest baby shower for my sister-in-law and nephew-to-be.
We explored the gorgeous scenery around Hocking Hills.
We found our most favorite movie theater complete with local pizza and a huge beer/cider selection.
We slowly settled in to our new routines and relying on each other completely. We cooked lots of yummy dinners together, shared lots of drinks, and played some Scrabble!
We celebrated lots of fun times with friends and family (the annual Hambling Halloween party and game night).
We welcomed our newest nephew, Reece, into the world.
We spent lots of quality time (and stuffed our faces) with our families at Thanksgiving.
We celebrated our nephew, Hudson’s, first birthday.
We were blessed to spend time with our families over Christmas, to relish in the time we had together and all the joy the season brings.
The Lord has blessed us so much. I am so grateful that we have been given these opportunities to learn and grow as individuals and as a couple. I have no idea what the next year will bring, but if we can handle all the changes 2018 brought, we can handle anything!