2018 In Review

I can't believe that we are at the end of 2018. I'm not going to lie, I am ready to see the year close and am looking forward to starting 2019. This past year was a very dark and difficult one, and while I like to think that I'm good at finding the silver lining in most things, I still can't really seem to find one in the past year. maybe other than more than ever I realize the importance of family, and never, ever doubt that among all the hate in the world there is still way more love then you'd ever imagine.

All that said, here's a recap of what happened this past year. Click on the highlighted links to be taken to the post I'm referring to!


Here in Upstate New York January is always a long, cold, and snowy month. And this past year did not disappoint. We spent a lot of time indoors, reading, and hanging out. I featured my all-time favorite new baby bed, and put together a list of some of my most beloved toddler items on Amazon.


Another cold and snowy month. If I remember right, we crashed our car twice, got both the truck and the car stuck in our driveway on the same day, I posted about our nightly routine, and I talked about the man of the blog ;) Oh, and we went on our annual vacation to a hotel and it was the best! 


March. True to form it started out with a ton of snow and ended with a little less ;) We celebrated St. Patrick's Day, our rabbits had babies, and I wrote about breaking up with your phone.


The snow melted, it warmed up and we were happy! We explored the Nature Center, and I talked about how I make money blogging. I also did a DockATot update, we celebrated Easter, lost our pet snake in the house,  and I put together a list of my favorite children's reads.


The hardest month, of the most difficult year of my life. My mom passed away unexpectedly and overnight our world turned upside down.
This is still something that I don't really talk about much on here because it's still something that I'm working through every day.


June held a visit to the ocean for Father's Day, my dad made the decision to move back to Connecticut and we began helping him to pack up the house.


In July we were super busy. We celebrated the 4th of July, went blueberry picking, explored the prison across the road from us, and packed boxes all month long. We also visited the zoo, and went on vacation where Adri caught her first fish!


My dad bought and moved into his new house, I took a lot of trips down to visit them, we hung out, I wrote a book review, and I wrote a day in the life post.



I went to visit in Connecticut for almost two weeks. We went hiking, visited Old Sturbridge Village, made cupcakes, I wrote a book review, and we went trick or treating.



We have lots of changes coming to our little family in the year 2019. Many of which I haven't talked about on the blog yet, but will in the coming months as things unfold and develop. 

Happy New Year!

Past Years: 2012201420152016, and 2017.


  1. Happy New Year to you and yours Rosie. Can't wait to hear about the changes coming your way. I know it's been a very difficult and sad year. Still have you all in my daily prayers. I hope one day you will be able to share more about your mom's passing on the blog.
    You are loved by so many Rosie.

  2. Surely hoping 2019 will be a better year for us and you all too!! I do understand how it is loosing mom and other loved ones...at my age, have lost quite a few. We eventually get where it is easier, but they will forever be missed and in our hearts!! And truely? Who knows if they are that far away...the veil between may indeed be quite thin. The first year of firsts is one of the hardest...take care...glad you are being with others too. All good!! Blessings, Elizabeth

  3. Here's to hoping 2019 brings nothing but love, joy and peace to you and all your family.

  4. Wishing you and your family all the best in 2019. So sorry that 2018 was not the best year, with the passing of your Mom. I think of sweet Jewels often, we are around the same age, and it is still so hard to believe she is gone.

    Much love,


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