Saturday, December 29, 2018


 Well, hello! Gosh, I can't believe it has been almost a year since I posted on my blog. We have been busy as a family, going through the motions of life and trying to figure out new dynamics. A lot has happened since I've been on here and I can't wait to share. I hope to get this blog off the ground in the new year and share some more aspects of my life. Stay tuned for a new post on January 1st. In the meantime, here is a fast recap of what I've been doing with my family this past year!!! 

We made some renovations to some rooms in our home.
This is Mason's room.

I got a new office!!

We celebrated Valentine's Day in -10 degree weather.

My Mom, Mason and I took a day trip to Elmira, NY to go shopping.
We stopped in Montour Falls, NY to see the amazing falls!

And of course, we visited our favorite place, Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada for
Joe's birthday in April. We couldn't pass up the Hershey store.

We found a new area on the American side in Niagara Falls,
that has amazing rapids leading down to the falls. 

Then we celebrated Easter!!! 

Easter 2018
One of the days that Joe wasn't working we hiked around the farm and looked for fish in the pond.

SOMEONE STARTED T-BALL!!!!! He has been playing with a ball and bat since he was 2.
It was fun to see him finally be able to do what he loves. Organized sports was still a tough thing to grasp for
him, but by the end of the season he got the hang of it. The best part was that he met some new friends! 

That smile says it all!!! Last game of the season. He is really looking forward to it this spring.

This was the first night we spent in our house as a family of 3 not 4.
After 10 years of living with us, my Mom moved out to
her own place. It was a hard adjustment at first but we are getting through it. 
We spent one night watching the MILB Rochester Red Wings Baseball team play.
We LOVE baseball. And someone likes the food even more! 

This picture began our summer!!! My sister, niece, nephew, my Mom, Mason
and I took a day trip to the zoo in Syracuse!! It was a great day and a great way to kick off the summer of '18.

Rosemond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse New York

We spent many days in our pool this past summer!!
This was our 2nd trip of the year to Canada. Joe, Mason, myself and my Mom visited Safari Niagara.
What a great place and definitely a must see. 

On the trolley at the Safari

Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, New York 
Mason started Pre-school. We decided to hold him back from Kindergarten this year.
I plan to write a post soon. He is doing GREAT though!!! 

First day of school!! Not thrilled

We visited the Pick N Patch in Stanley, New York.

October 2018

I'm not sure what I will do when he can't or won't wear "themed"
jammies any longer.

Our yearly trip to Bass Pro Shop in Auburn, New York to visit Santa.
He had a ton to tell Santa this year.

Mason's elf Reboh returned and brought a friend Susie this year!
I don't know what I was thinking adding another elf. But Mason loved it.
He loved it that much, that he was up every night at 3am and then again at 5:30.

CHRISTMAS 2018!! What a year it has been. We are looking forward to 2019 and some
new beginnings on the horizon!! 

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