December 30 – 2018: A Year In Review

December 30

“Hope. Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…” –Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” –Brad Paisley

“Well, we have a whole new year ahead of us. And wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all be a little more gentle with each other, a little more loving, and have a little more empathy, and maybe, next year at this time we’d like each other a little more.” -Judy Garland

2018 has been made up of moments of pure joy, earth-shattering heartbreak, and many bittersweet memories, as I realized just how quickly my boys were growing. However, I have learned that you must take the good with the bad. You need those moments of pain to be able to understand just how important the good moments are. As I look back over 2018 today, I am choosing to look at my happy moments. I want to remember, even though there were moments of pain, I was truly blessed in 2018. <3 Please, join me, as we take a look back at 2018. <3

January

We started the year off with an amazing meal for New Year’s Day.

  • Ham
  • Black-Eyed Peas (for good luck)
  • Potato Salad
  • Rolls

Box forts. Brothers bonding. And I got a new cut and color! This reminds me, I need to go back to that color! I like it! 🙂

February

February 5- Making a birthday cake for Daddy. <3 Nikola loves to help me bake.

February 14- Making cookies for Valentines Day! <3 Love my little baking buddies.

Lots of playing and kisses for Mommy. <3

Learning to ride a bike!!

And More Brother Bonding! <3 I love watching these two together.

March

Cute dirty, toddler feet. Picnics on a box in the living room because we are too dirty to sit at the table but too hungry to bathe first! Pizza for the win! And more box forts! Boys love box forts. 🙂

More brother bonding. Sleeping in the living room, staying up “late” watching movies. And helping brother pick out his first backpack for school starting in August.

Weekend trip to Lubbock!

April

Easter Egg Hunts <3

Fun in the sun with the new water toy! And new Paw Patrol bedding for Nikola!

May

Brother bonding and making Mama a beautiful Play-Doh flower for Mothers’ Day <3

SAGAN TURNED TWO!!!!!!!!! <3

Lubbock trip for Daddy’s post-surgical check-up. The boys love hotel breakfast and big, comfy beds!

June

Sagan was proud that he put his pants on by “heself.” 🙂 Play-Doh time for the boys!

Watermelon, baking cookies, and making cookie monsters for my birthday!

More cookie fun and a Marshmellow War!!! 🙂 🙂

July 

Trying to make our own slime…it didn’t turn out really well! But the boys still had fun! That is all that counts!! 🙂

Splash Pad Fun and slushies! 🙂

Jello, brother bonding, and finding Tarantulas on the side of the road. 🙂

Big Helpers!!! 🙂 🙂

Fun with Nana and PaPaw <3

Sagan’s FIRST haircut!! <3

August

Fun times with Daddy. Building cars and stealing his fruit!

Brothers and the Park. <3

Nikola’s Meet The Teacher Day!! I wrote a couple of posts about Nikola and I preparing for Pre-K.

I was able to rock Nikola to sleep the night before his first day of school. <3 I didn’t want to put him down.

Nikola’s First Day of Pre-K! 🙂 <3 🙂 Read about it here.

More fun at school for Nikola and trying to do yoga with Sagan!

September 

School Events, Grandparents’ Day, Date Night for Mommy and Daddy, and cleaning out the storage room.

October

NIKOLA TURNED FIVE!!!!! <3 🙂 <3 Cake and a picnic at the park. Cupcakes with his friends at school.

Playing Chess with PaPaw. Fun times with Nana. Blockfest at school. Glasses for Nikola. We HAD to buy Sagan a pair too! 🙂 He always has to be like his big brother! 🙂

HALLOWEEN 2018

November

Putting up the Christmas tree, lots of snuggles, camping out in the living room, FIRST EVER school pictures, and lots of time spent working hard on my blog. November is when I decided that I really wanted to do something special with this. <3

Donuts, a sick baby, beef stew, cute babies, and Thanksgiving! <3

December 

Making brownies, new haircuts, and Christmas Parties!

Christmas 2018

Looking back, I realize my year was pretty amazing. My boys are healthy, we have a roof over our head, clothes on our backs, food on our table, and my husband works very hard for our family. I can’t wait to see what 2019 holds in the cards for the Pummill Family. <3

Happy New Year!! I wish you many, many blessings for you and your family. 

Fireworks

“For unto us a child is born, unto us, a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” -Isaiah 9:6

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