New Year

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I know for a lot of people 2016 was a hard year, even looking at the news we were surrounded by tragedy there was the Flint Michigan water crisis, (which is still going on) the Zika outbreak which caused Olympians to not compete in the games, the Ecuadorian earthquake and lets not forget Donald Trump trumpbecoming President Elect.

For me this year was awesome! It was officially the first year in 8 that I was not married (I was separated at the end of 2014, and the divorce was not final until 3/2015) and also the year that I would say goodbye to single life!!!

I know that I will look at these years and I will always look fondly at them, it was at this time that I realized just how much I can do. I saw that I am so much more than a wife and mom, I am a woman that has goals, and that has fought through adversity and won. I returned to school and got a new job that will help give me experience that will be vital once my degree is obtained.

I became comfortable with being a 20 something that was divorced and has 2 kids. A funny story with this actually had to do with my high school reunion. I was talking to a classmate and showed her a picture of the girls Aaron was with me, and after she had looked at the pictures, she gave me a concerned expression and said: ” I see you in them but no offense I do not see you (pointing at Aaron) at all.” You can imagine what our reaction was we both looked at each other and laughed! Then I replied “well that’s a good thing cause their not his! I have been married, had kids and divorced in 10 years, what have you been up to?”

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This has been a remarkable year, right now on my tree I have an ornament that is of three snowmen on a sleigh. I got this once my ex left, and it has three names, Mommy, Faith, and Becky. I will never get rid of this, and I am sure it will always hang on my tree, but next year I look forward to hanging another one (maybe right beside it) that has 4 (or maybe 5 😉 ) names on it. 🙂

 

Happy New year I hope your 2017 is extraordinary!!!!!

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Christmas at Disney!

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So in 6 days I am heading to Disney World! While there I will be visiting all the parks eating at different restaurants and attending the Christmas Party, this is something I am very excited for. This trip it will be myself both my girls and my parents (my husband gets to sit this one out) my children are beyond excited, last year at Christmas they received the Disney World Monorail, and last night after our tree was up we put it under the tree and they have not stopped playing with it.

I know an adult going to Disney and loving it may seem silly but for me there is nothing like walking in the park and forgetting about life outside of the Fantasy that Disney built. This is going to be a very enjoyable trip as my girls are going to have princess makeovers in the castle and then eat lunch with the princesses, also as the girls get older they are now able to enjoy what the park has more. My 5 year old is big enough to actually ride on every ride (even though she won’t) and my youngest it now at the age where she can really interact with the characters. For me and my family Disney is a magical place, and the perfect way to start off the Christmas holiday!