It is familiarity with life that makes time speed quickly. When every day is a step into the unknown, as for children, the days are long with the gathering of experience. – George Gissing
I’m calling shenanigans on Mr. Gissing. Sorry, George. This whole year was an interesting combination of both the familiar and steps into the unknown. I’m not entirely sure what happened, but I blinked and 2019 started and ended. Clichés are kind of annoying, the bane of all good writing, but most especially when they start happening to you.
I started my new blog and new more consistent posting schedule just about one year ago. It’s been quite a year. Here are some fun highlights that you may or may not know about that happened this year. Then I’ll get to the pictures and let you happily get back to your regular programming on this lovely January 4th.
And other stuff like that. It was a good year. An intense year. I took a breath at the beginning and then found myself sighing at the end. And I imagine 2020 will be exactly the same and completely different all at the same time.
Layna made sure I was properly fancied up for the evening’s festivities with her own nail polish collection that is probably her most well loved Christmas present. Corra is not one to be left out of fancy.
We are a game loving and playing family. New Year’s Eve day we played Naomi’s new Harry Potter board game to pass the time…it’s surprisingly fun.
One of our few New Year’s traditions is DIY nachos for dinner…the other main one is The Flour Game. Naomi had the misfortune of half sneezing in the middle of retrieving the coin with her teeth and got flour in her eyes. Turns out that is really painful. She recovered and once again, fun was had by all.
Not the best pictures but after the flour game, we settled in to binge watch a season of our favorite show.
The treasure at the end of the kids annual treasure hunt that they do on Christmas morning, was bags of their favorite candies and a movie marathon. Each kid chose a movie and we watched them back to back on New Year’s day. Even starting at 1 in the afternoon…that was really, really long. I might not do that again. Ever.
P.s. For the reccord, latex quick-dry peel-off nail polish with a My Little Pony theme is my favorite discovery of 2019. Hands down. (Ha, see what I did there?)