Wow, What a Year - A 2018 Recap

Updated: Apr 26, 2019

NYE in Rome, Italy

Our NYE Celebration in Rome to ring in 2019!

2018. Wow. What a wild and unforgettable year. Not to go all waxing poetic on you, but at times, I feel like I just watched the year go by as a bystander. Not in the "I wasn't present" sense, but in the "Holy shit, this is my life" sense. It took off like a plane, almost as if it were slow motion and before you know it, you're hauling ass at 200 miles an hour on tarmac and holding on for dear life while your new adventure awaits somewhere far, far away. And just like that, in what seems like only a few minutes, an entire year has passed and our 2018 is fading away into the sky.

Ideally, I wanted to have this post done and posted on the first but hey, part of my New Year resolution is to stop being so hard on myself and slow down a little.

The last few months of 2018 were particularly a whirlwind so I thought I'd give you a quick update on what we have been up to lately. I haven't been posting regularly because time has seemed to disappear from underneath me! In late October/early November only a few weeks after being back from Germany/Austria/Italy, we headed to Scotland. Once we got back, we had Thanksgiving then Brett headed off to Turkey and Ukraine because I was meeting a girlfriend from the States. Once he got back, I flew to Barcelona to met my friend Malorie from the States and her cousin, Ali. Then, we went to Portugal. I flew home to Valencia a few days later. The next day was Christmas Eve, so we three relished our time together around our little tree and got ready for Christmas. A few days later, on the 28th, we left for Rome to celebrate New Year's Eve with my cousins for a week of grand Italian proportion. What I'm getting at is that it has been go-go-go since October and I couldn't be happier! However, we are packing up and getting ready to move again this weekend and I am also looking forward to slower living. We are moving to a small town called Las Gabias just outside Granada where we will be until May. It's a much smaller town than we are used to and is nestled in the mountains. We are looking forward to taking things day by day and being out in the mountains at least weekly with Oliver!

After that, we are thinking Cadiz. But que sera, sera ;) Here are some highlights of what was easily the most unforgettable year for us to-date! January In January, we took our first ever trip to Washington DC. We had a great time! But more importantly, we headed to NOLA to tell my parents we were moving abroad. We had a great time with them and partied in the Big Easy. How cute is the New Orleans themed basket my mom set up for us? My parents and my brother are three of our best friends and being away from them has been hard, especially my brother Duncan. But I will say it has brought us closer in a strange way, too. For example, my mom and I video chat close to EVERY day for at least an hour. My brother and I keep tabs on each other and I chat with my Dad to catch up on how things are going stateside.

Washington, D.C.

Pre-Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Lousiana