Day 800: 2018 Year in Review

Rachel, Day by Day

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My little family.

Well, folks. It’s been a while since I’ve written in this thing! I have a new goal for 2019: Write in my blog once a month. So here is the January post for you… my year in review of 2018.

2018 ended up being an incredible year for me. There are always ups and downs, but when I look back overall, it’s been unreal. I got to watch Baby N grow, spend lots of time with family and friends, go on an amazing trip to Cuba with family and friends and see where my father grew up, and go on amazing trip to Gulf Shores with family. I have a great job, awesome friends I hope to see more often next year, a loving family, a wonderful husband, and a kind and adorable kid. I’m so thankful for everything that has happened this year, and I’m blessed to have wonderful people in my life. Here are the highlights for you:

  • New Year’s Party with friends
  • Melissa’s baby shower
  • Many visits to Normal for birthdays, celebrations, etc.
  • Super Bowl Party at our house
  • Scott’s grandparent’s 70th anniversary
  • Meeting Baby Aidan
  • Playing at the library with Baby N
  • Visits with John, Ray, and Mom
  • Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade and party with friends
  • Celebrating Baby N’s second birthday with many parties!
  • Easter egg hunts and brunch
  • Visit to Dupage Children’s Museum
  • Scott meeting Natalie Morales
  • Mickey visited for the weekend
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Mickey visiting.

  • Cubs game in April, they won!
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Me and Baby N running around before the Cubs game.

  • Cinco de Mayo Party at our house with Mom, Ray, and John
  • Visit to Normal for Ashley’s graduation
  • I received my Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing
  • Went to Minneapolis for our Annual Meeting
  • Went to Cosley Zoo with Scott’s family
  • My amazing trip to Cuba for 12 days and we found my dad’s childhood home
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Our group in Cuba.

Day 800: 2018 Year in Review

In front of my dad’s house.

  • Pinstripes for Scott’s birthday
  • James’ birthday party
  • Had a BBQ at Renee’s house
  • Family picnic over the summer
  • Fourth of July Party with friends
  • Gulf Shores, Alabama, with Scott’s family
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The group in Gulf Shores.

  • Hung out at Christina’s house for a BBQ with friends
  • Outdoor concerts in Hillside
  • Arlington Race Track with friends
  • My college friends and their kids visited us
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Friends!

  • Cubs/Cardinals Legends Game
  • Elmhurst Kite Fest
  • Saw Vertigo at Ravinia
  • Oak Park Beer Fest
  • Wisconsin Dells trip with family
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Out to dinner at Wisconsin Dells.

  • Dave and Buster’s with Scott’s family
  • Gilmore Girls trivia with my mom
  • York High School Celebration
  • Bar Crawl with friends
  • Sonny Acres visit
  • SIU vs. ISU football game and tailgate
  • Wyatt’s first birthday party
  • Brittany’s housewarming party
  • Boo at the Zoo
  • Halloween (Baby N was a firefighter)
  • Thanksgiving with my family
  • We took Baby N to the ER and he ended up with croup 😦
  • Christkindlemarket with Scott’s family
Day 800: 2018 Year in Review

Christkindlemarket with family.

  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Spa day with my college friends
  • Had a cousin gathering at Main Event
  • The holidays with family
  • New Years Eve party at our house and John’s birthday

It’s amazing to see all you can do in 365 days. Here’s to a great 2019!

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