Overall, it was another amazing year for our family. It's crazy to think that 2018 is over, but is fun to take a look back at how much we've accomplished and how much we've all grown. While I certainly wish a few things could have gone differently this year, I'm overjoyed with how well 2018 treated us. Here are some of the highlights:
Kelli and I were fortunate enough to take two vacations together this year. The first one was a relaxing and romantic getaway to Cabo. It was amazing to get out of the cold Utah weather for a few days and spend some time together just the two of us.
We also got to celebrate our 10 year anniversary in London! It was a dream vacation for Kelli, who has been wanting to visit their for quite some time. We had a packed itinerary, and walked a lot, but got to see almost all of our wish-list sites. It was an incredibly memorable way to celebrate the best 10 years of our lives.
Both McCoy and McKinley have grown immensely over this past year, and we're pretty much busier than ever with soccer, dance, art classes, swimming lessons, etc. I didn't realize how early this kind of craziness started, but we're in the think of it already with both of them. And it's great. It's been amazing to see how much they can learn and grow at such a young age. I was even able to start teaching McCoy to golf. We got a few rounds in during the fall and he is in love with it so far.
We were also able to finish our backyard, which was a monumental project and took way longer than I had hoped. It was hot and dusty and something that I don't want to have to do again, but the end result was worth it.
We were fortunate enough to be able to do a lot of family activities as well this year. It has certainly gotten easier with the kids a little older now and we've taken advantage of so many of the cool things close by.
I was also able to get my woodshop fully set up again this year, and despite being focused elsewhere for most of the year (that darn backyard), I still was able to get some great things done and had a great Christmas season on Etsy. My favorite thing was probably making a doll bed for Kinley and a corn hole set for McCoy. They turned out really well and Kelli did an amazing job sewing all the pieces to go with both. My hope is that doll bed gets to become something special for Kinley for the rest of her life.
This post could probably go on for quite a while still, but it truly was a great year, and it's hard to think of more we could have asked for. Here's to a 2019 that is even better!
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