Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 - A Review, Part 2

(2015 - A Review, Part 1)

We spent the first few days of July eating and swimming in Williamsburg. The rest of the month, especially the weekends, was rather quiet -- we stayed home a lot and read a lot, too. On the weekdays, however, the kids were having a blast at their summer program.
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Summer fun continued into August. We explored two waterparks locally and had a magical (literally!) morning at Burke Lake Park. At the end of sizzling August, we went on our last summer hurrah -- California!! Best vacation ever!
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We came back from LA in September, just before school started for both kids (Anna entered PUBLIC SCHOOL and Will in a private 3's program). Then we went to my company's annual family event at Kings Dominion. The kids were thrilled with their Pikachu winnings and it was the beginning of a love affair with all things Pokémon.
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We got the house painted in October. The kids dressed up as Pikachu and Squirtle for Halloween!
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In November we replaced carpet for hardwood floors (best. decision. ever). Will turned 4, even though I specifically asked him to stop growing up :) We had Thanksgiving and put up the Christmas trees.
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Finally, December. I still can't believe that I actually WON a trip one of our favorite places...so we had a little unplanned getaway at the beginning of the month. Then the remaining of the month was filled with holiday-y stuff around town. Santa came to our house on Christmas, as usual.
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This brings us to present day - New Year's Eve 2016. The kids and Luke have been sick and I think I am starting to come down with something too. So tonight we will stay home, probably blow on some party horns and let the kids have a glow stick or two. Then after the kids go to bed, we will curl up and watch a movie and be asleep before midnight. Sounds like a perfect end to 2015! I wish everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Cheers to 2016!

4 comments:

  1. Happy New Years!!

    I think I've slept through the last 5 years worth of New Years Eve midnights!

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  2. what a year.. great travels and wonderful family time. wishing you more travels and adventures in 2016

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  3. Happy New Year to you too! Nice recap of the year, definitely a full year of family and fun. We love the glow sticks at our house, always a hit :)

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    1. oh my gosh, yes. we ended up giving them 5 sticks each and they had the best NYE :)

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