Can 2015 really be over already? I can’t help but look back over this past year and be grateful for all the experiences I’ve had and lessons I’ve learned.
I learned how to find a new job in a new city, and use public transportation to get there.
I went skiing and was reminded that while it’s not my favorite activity, there’s something magical about seeing snow on the ground.
I traveled with Jim to another country (albeit Canada), and shared adventure and pieces of my childhood while floating on a lake and eating locally grown corn and peaches.
I completed a 10.2 mile hike in the redwoods and learned that while it’s hard, hiking is very rewarding.
I traveled to Austin to visit my best friend on two very different occasions – once to enjoy and explore her home, and once to sit in a hospital room and hold hands while we waited and prayed for her husbands recovery.
I celebrated my first wedding anniversary with the love of my life, and have learned a piece of what it means to be a partner to someone. A lesson we’ll keep learning more of year after year.
And maybe most exciting of all, I’ve experienced the miracle of a tiny person growing, moving and kicking and waiting to join our family in the new year.
Sorry for the long post, but these pregnancy hormones have me feeling nostalgic today. 2015 was amazing. Here’s to an awesome and even more adventurous new year!
Well it’s official! We’re expecting a baby! 13 weeks in, and we’re starting to really wrap our heads around the fact that come next March we’ll have a little joining our family. It’s going to be amazing, trying, and a whole new adventure. So, stay tuned for rants, baby item testing, and bump pics.
Here we go!
This past weekend we got the chance to go floating with a bunch of friends up in the Russian River, and it was a blast! We floated for about 4 hours, though it was slow, and we only covered about .7 miles, haha!
A few floating Pro-tips:
1. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. Reapply every hour! We used 50 but didn’t reapply enough and fried. Use. The. Screen.
2. Ice is everything. We had a bunch of beer, and two hours in, it was still frosty and cold, just how you want it to be! Don’t skimp on the ice.
3. Invest in a floating cooler. It will clip right to your float, and you’ll always have a cold one right by your side!
4. Zipsicles. If you’re wondering what they are, they’re homemade (alcoholic) popsicles that are the BEST mid-float. Use these to store and freeze them.
5. Bring all your friend! And tie the tubes all together to make a massive floatilla.