Happy New Year! 2019 Recap

The past 365 days have had wonderful moments and terrible moments. I don’t like summing up an entire year as good or bad… but dammit I’m glad 2019 is over.

I would say this was our toughest year. We had a ton of work stress, we (especially K) traveled way too often, and we lost our first fur baby to a freak infection. There were some serious lows this year and I hate to reflect on them, but it’s true.

That said, we got pregnant and met our girl Madelyn! Best moment ever ♥

Physically, I had a pretty easy pregnancy but mentally/emotionally, I struggled. The ppd has been a doozy, too. Everything has been worth it & we know we are blessed to have a perfect daughter, but dang…. 2019 can see itself out. Lol

Here are a few other highlights- both good and not so good:

fmea | puppy snuggles | HP in concert | girls’ weekend | negative temps | omea | E & T’s bdays | tmea | PI move
new office | father-in-law’s bday retreat | Enzo’s hives | girls’ night in Cle | Arizona vaca | purple hair | PREGNANT! | telling the family
Bristol | wgi | Easter | 6th anniversary | public baby announcement | Rascal passes | Baby! | wedding | gender reveal
2nd at car show | family winery tour | midohio race | halfway! | dci | Bristol night race | car show | nola | Indians game
tampa vaca | Lylee passes | two hospitalizations | Bristol adoption | HONDA visit | baby shower | maternity pics | Halloween party | 1 month to go!
nursery prep | pasic | Thanksgiving | due date! | Madelyn is born! | newborn pics | PI company party | Xmas Eve | Christmas

I won’t write off an entire year as “bad”- just stressful and insane and overwhelming. We felt like we were tied to a freight train- sometimes running behind it, sometimes running in front of it, often times being dragged by it, and once in a while being run over by it. We got to actually ride it once or twice maybe.

I know it’s a lofty wish with a newborn and business and life and whatever, but if 2020 wanted to bring some tranquility and slowness and boringness to our life I wouldn’t object.

Tell me about your 2019! What were your favorite moments? Are you looking forward to anything big or small in 2020?? And HAPPY NEW YEAR, my friends ♥

8 Comments Add yours

  1. I hope 2020 is everything you want it to be and more. Wishing you many, many “boring” hours just watching your baby girl grow and change, snuggling with your beautiful fur babies and just living your best life.
    I will write my 2019 recap soon, but in general the only reason I haven’t been wishing it would die in a fire is because I’m in no way convinced 2020 will be any better!


    1. Audrey says:

      I am really really really hoping that 2020 is a fabulous year for you! You have been such a wonderful friend to me this past year! You deserve an incredible year and I will be cheering you on and sending you all the celebratory, happy, joyful vibes!


  2. kedarhower says:

    I found this to be true as well: having a baby makes for a GREAT year, but it also brings a whole new outlook to the way you think about the year. It’s hard to judge it based on your normal criteria 🙂


    1. Audrey says:

      I agree completely. I can’t wait to see how 2020 plays out. It will be different for sure!


  3. Lauren Becker says:

    I’m sorry you had such a rough 2019 – I definitely did in a lot of ways too. It was a mix of good and bad, but overall, I’m glad it’s a new year and I hope it’s a good one for all of us!! This year, I’m looking forward to a girl’s trip with my mom and sister for my 30th birthday. There might be another trip or two this year as well if it all works out, so *fingers crossed* It’s nice to get away sometimes.



    1. Audrey says:

      Yay for some fun trips! I hope 2020 is great year for both of us!


  4. Aw, I know it was a tough year for you, but I’m glad you found some bright spots with Madelyn and Bristol. I wasn’t a fan of 2019 either… been struggling with my depression lately. Sigh. I also hope 2020 is better. I think you’ll have a great year! Once the baby gets a bit older and into more of a routine, and everyone is sleeping again… you’ll feel brand new! 🙂


    1. Audrey says:

      Ugh… what a rough year. 2020 will certainly be better for both of us! Looking forward to that brand new feeling 😉


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