I was thinking back on this year and realized so much has happened; I wanted to get it all down on paper and then I remembered I have this blog I’ve been neglecting. Every day is a miracle with our little boy growing up. And we’ve had lots to celebrate but also to mourn. Here’s a quick look back on my 2016.
Brought in the new year at both of my grandmas’ houses in LA. Here’s my mom’s mom: And my dad’s mom for her 80th birthday family reunion.
Visited Sea Ranch.
Cheered on Satski as he started taking his first steps.
Spring breaked in Austin, Texas. Celebrated Satski’s first birthday!
Partied with my sister for her bachelorette party in Napa and San Francisco.
Toasted Russell for Father’s Day and kicked off his summer as a stay-at-home-dad. Stood by my sister as she got married.
Spent a weekend in Santa Cruz to meet Satski’s new cousin. Watched the Giants win at our annual family tailgate party.
Vacationed in Santa Barbara. Satski and Russell went back to school. Russell and I celebrated our five-year wedding anniversary. I traveled solo to New York for a 4-night business trip- the longest I’ve ever been away from Satski. It was both heart-breaking and liberating.
Started a 200-hour yoga teacher training program on top of working full-time and being a mom. It’s why I haven’t been able to blog regularly these days, but I love it. More thoughts to come on this new journey.
Turned 33!My friends surprised me as I was coming downstairs after putting Satski down for the night and we had a quiet little dinner party.
Spent Thanksgiving in Las Vegas with my parents and siblings. I want to eventually post about all the toddler-friendly things we found to do there.
Said good-bye to my dear grandma.
I wish I had called my grandma more often and spent more time with her. We had 33 good years together- she helped raise me and lived with my family for several years, and we even traveled to Korea together. I’m so grateful she got to meet Satski, celebrate her milestone 80th birthday, and make it to my sister’s wedding this year.
It feels like I’m always running around like a crazy person, not getting everything done and letting life escape me. Looking back, I see I spent 2016 well with family. I worked hard and devoted time to my mind, body, and spirit. My resolution this upcoming year is to feel less guilty/stressed about not doing one thing when I’m doing the other. I realize I can’t have it all, but damned if I don’t keep trying, I just want to do it with a little more grace.
Cheers everyone, happy holidays.