cheers to 2018

Happy New Year, sweet friends! I can't believe we made it to 2018, but here we are...the first morning of 2018. Ryan and I didn't watch the ball drop. We didn't even have any intentions to do so. We just wanted to wake up to a new year with new resolve. Both of us have off from work today, too, which is a plus. We have one more day with the boys before life kicks back into full gear, and we're going to enjoy it.


We found out yesterday that the duty station we were hoping for isn't going to happen. We (read: I) sulked a little bit last night, and we mourned what we hoped for, but we're moving forward and waiting for orders from branch. I've always thought that things happen for a reason, and I need to stick with that. It should be a few more months until we have orders in hand, so now we're just hoping for a good adventure.

2018 is, hopefully, also going to be a big one for us physically. Ryan and I signed up for our first DietBet of the year, and we started a 60-day ketogenic challenge. It's run by Drew, the face behind Fit to Fat to Fit, and we're really committed to getting our act together in all regards. Unfortunately, I fell the other night at my parent's house, and I blew out my knee. My running is going to depend on what I actually did to my knee, and I'm hoping for an MRI this week.


The above photo is an actual representation of how 2017 went for us - and so many others. It wasn't a bad year, but I'm glad to see it go. 2018 can only get better, and I think it's going to be a big one for us. I'll do a whole post dedicated to goals, but today, I want to relish in the freshness of this New Year. There is so much good ahead of us, friends!

Happy New Year to you and yours!

8 comments

  1. Happy New Year! I'm sorry to see that you didn't get the duty station you were hoping for :( Hopefully the one you actually get will be even better :)

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  2. Happy New Year! We didn't watch the ball drop or do anything New Years-y either last night. It was just a nice, relaxing night and a laid-back way to say goodbye to 2017. I was ready to see it go. I hope you have a great 2018!

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  3. So sorry your hopes were dashed. I have no doubt with your sweet and positive outlook, that 2018 is going to be full of immeasurable joy! Happy New Year darlin’ babe!

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  4. Happy New Year cutie!!! Well first off, I'm so sorry you fell and hurt your knee. I hope you can get that MRI quickly and see what you are dealing with. Bummer you didn't get the orders you'd hoped for either, but I do believe you are right and things happen for a reason. Not sure what your faith is, but I'm betting God has big things in store for your precious family. These pictures are just darling and I hope you enjoy pushing the restart button on 2018. Katie and I are starting a 3 day detox/cleanse on Wednesday. Not quite the program you are doing, but it's a start😉 Looking forward to doing 2018 with you sweet girl! XOXO

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  5. I love that picture - so accurate about toddlers! Haha!
    Good luck with your fitness goals! I hope your knee isn't too serious.

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  6. So sorry you didn't get the post you wanted. Terrible news to start the new year. Hopefully you didn't do anything to serious to you knee. Best wishes for a fab 2018!

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  7. Oh my goodness that photo-how funny and a such great memory! Hoping that your knee isn't seriously injured and that the duty station you end up getting works out for the best. Happy New Year!

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