I usually love to pause for a bit of reflection and going through the highs of the year and do a summary in the final days of December. This year, I had a bit of a hard time putting down words and just couldn’t bring myself to do it. I think there’s something good though about traditions and, of course, stopping to focus on the good. This will be short, but I wanted to try to do the same for 2017.
This was a big year for us. We moved out of the city in March and closed on our new home on Cinco de Mayo. It’s been a busy year of trying to figure out what homeownership means, addressing some unexpected issues, and adjusting to full-time ‘burb life. We also celebrated our second wedding anniversary.
It was, of course, a big year of changes for Quinn. It’s fascinating to look back at how he looked at the beginning of the year and the little man he is now. That has flown by. He’s saying a small handful of words – “dada”, “mama”, “ba” (for both bottle and ball) and “Dix,” his version of Dixie. Dix applies for all dogs and pretty much all animals at the moment. He went to his first baseball game in August to see the Mets and we celebrated his first birthday in October. He’s sometimes eating true real food, like lasagna and grilled cheese. Most recently, he’s added walking into the mix – which has kept us on the move trying to keep up with him. He’s been such a blessing and positive light, specially for us at the end of 2017.
Usually there are several trips for the year, but 2017 was very light on travel. In September, we did a brief long weekend trip to Wildwood and Cape May and Q decided that sand was a-ok. In December, I made a trip out to Los Angeles with several friends for the final three shows of Tori Amos’ world tour. It was a whirlwind of a trip but featured some great food, amazing shows and a wonderful time with friends.
2017, you weren’t all bad. What were some of your highlights?