2018 > 2019

You know the cliche that time flies when you are having fun? It seems to hold quite true for 2018 because as I type this, I have no idea where the year went.

Tyler and I were talking on Christmas Eve as we had dinner together at our kitchen table after hearing about the true meaning of Christmas in a sermon and felt so incredibly blessed. We were creating memories together and also looking back on the year. We feel so lucky for all of the things that happened for us in the year. The successes we both had and all of the fun we were able to experience with friends and family.

As we sat and discussed our year we thought of a few highlights.

Traveling to Arizona to finally visit Tyler’s grandparents, Terry & Kay. They have been “snow-birding” it in Arizona for 7 years! We are so glad we made it happen this year.

Tyler had his first full year in an Air Tractor. Even thought he had two summers of experience flying the Cessna 188, this was a huge jump for him. We’re both so proud of his accomplishments!

We got to celebrate Jordan’s sister’s wedding!

Our good friend, Nadyne, moved to Denver almost a year before we got down to visit her. While we were there we also stopped in to say hi to Jordan’s aunt & uncle as well as Tyler’s step-brother. It was a great time!

We celebrated another wedding – Jordan’s brother, Wyatt! No pictures yet, but will have to update this post once we get them.

Not to mention wrapping up the year with birthdays, holiday gatherings, and so much more.

As for 2019, you better watch out. We’re coming to get you! More details to come on our upcoming goals and focuses for the year!

1,893 miles later

A few months ago I decided to go visit a great friend in Colorado over Labor Day weekend. My Crop Duster’s schedule was open so he decided to come with and we had the best time together! Long weekend trips over holidays are actually pretty fabulous, we will have to do it again.

We left on Friday, August 31, from home to drive the ~10 hours to Denver, Colorado. The drive from Iowa is pretty uneventful, especially once you get to Nebraska but it we spent our time listening to a podcast about airplane fire fighting, reading magazines, snacking on veggies + cheese + salami + crackers. It honestly went by so fast and I have to say I’m grateful for my hubs who drove the entire way.

We arrived in Denver just before 5pm (mountain time) and were so excited to see our friend, Nadyne! The first night there we relaxed and went out for wings + beer at Fire on The Mountain in Denver.

Saturday we had big plans so we woke up around 7AM to have breakfast and get ready to head out by 7:30AM to get to Colorado Springs. Our first full day in Colorado consisted of getting a two-hour tour at the National World War II Museum and visiting Garden of The Gods, and stopping by my aunt & uncle’s to say hi! Once we arrived back to Denver we went to dinner at Osteria Marco, a recommendation from my soon to be sister-in-law, Bailey.

 

  

Day two we took a long road trip of ~2.5 hours to Steamboat Springs! Neither us or Nadyne had been so it was fun to experience something new. Even just the drive there was incredible – the views are so fabulous in Colorado. I’m always reminded why it’s one of my favorite states besides Iowa. We had a blast checking out the downtown area and having lunch, hiking, and going to the hot springs. What a busy, fun day!

   

On our last day, Labor Day, we spent the entire day relaxing and spending quality time with Tyler’s step-brother who also lives in Denver and Nadyne.

It was such a great trip and we can’t wait to visit Colorado together again!

Who else has been to Colorado? What’s your favorite place?

Fitting It All In

Well, hello there!

I feel like a major slacker with my writing on this blog, but man I’ve been a bit preoccupied (I HATE when people say they are “busy” because let’s face it, we all are). With that being said, I still do not know sometimes how we fit everything into these lives we live each day.

With that being said, life has been so great lately. Tyler has been very busy at work (praise the heavens) which in return brings hectic days to our life in general with him never being home, me working and then making food when I can for all the workers, and I have a major social life that I love. And then trying to vacuum and do laundry, please…

But really, being busy is such a blessing. When I really stop to think about it all, I’m grateful that we have endless opportunities to work and make money, multiple things to do with family and friends, and day to day routines that keep us sane and living with purpose. Even if it does mean that my house never seems to be as clean as I’d like. Something’s gotta give and it’s definitely not my social life. 😉

Tell me – what have you been up to lately?