Beckett’s 2019 Recap

Let me start by saying I cannot believe 2019 is coming to an end and a new decade starts at midnight! Miss Beckett started off 2019 being 9 months old and will end out the 2019 year at 21 months old, aka almost 2. She has grown so much, now has a full head of hair, learned a ton and hit many milestones in 2019. Her second birthday will be in March!

As for Beckett’s 2019, it was a great year. The start of 2020 and the new decade will for sure be filled with many more memories and learning points for our girl.

 

January: Beckett was still not walking on her own but that did not stop her. We celebrated Lilly’s 5th Birthday. Mom and Dad had a lot of time off work to play with Beckett.

February: Beckett attended her cousin Saige’s 1st Birthday party and enjoyed the cake.  MawMaw and PawPaw bought Beckett walking shoes so she could start walking on her own.

March: It was a big month for Beckett. She started walking on her own the day before her 1st Birthday. We celebrated with family and close friends for her FIRST Birthday at home with pizza and cake. Mama and Dada got her a new tricycle! She celebrated with her cousins for their PawPaws Birthday. Went to the doctor for her 12 month check up, clean bill of health and a few shots.

April-May: Celebrated Easter at MawMaw and PawPaws house. Hunted the yard for Easter eggs. Wished Mama and MawMaw a happy birthday. She also got to celebrate with PawPaw on his retirement and attend a birthday party.

June: Beckett checked out our neighborhood pool and brought plenty of snacks to sit poolside. Went to the park and playground countless times. She rode her tricycle around the neighborhood and went on walks with Lilly. Took Lilly to the Doggie Carnival to enjoy all the dog things. She hung out with her cousins, two are only 3 weeks older than her!

July: Beckett went to her cousin Preston’s 4th Birthday at the ballpark. It was her first time at an Indians baseball game. She loved all the people. Beckett also took her first road trip out of state to Chicago. She enjoyed the long weekend on the lake with good food, lots of fun, a hot trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo and Beckett even rode her first enclosed ferris wheel.

August: We spent time outside at parks close to home, the playground and walks around the neighborhood. Beckett attended her first Indiana State Fair. She saw the animals, ate the corn and corndogs and took a spin on the merry go round with MawMaw and PawPaw. She was not particularly a fan of the merry go round.

September-October: We took family photos which included Beckett doing one of her favorite things, ‘fly sky’. She spent an evening with MawMaw and PawPaw while Mom and Dad celebrated 6 years of marriage. Beckett made Halloween crafts and she passed out Halloween candy to all the trick-or-treaters. She was a little farmer girl. Beckett got sick with a respiratory infection but was better to attend the bonfire and hayride at MawMaw and PawPaws house.

November: Beckett had a fun daddy/daughter weekend while Mom went on a girls trip. She went to Monkey Joe’s to get out some of that energy. Beckett celebrated DaDa’s Birthday and Thanksgiving all in the same week.

December: It was a fun filled month. Beckett got to visit with all her grandparents and great-grandparents. She went to see Santa and did not like it one bit. She helped mom and dad with shopping and wrapping the gifts. Beckett got to play with her cousins during Christmas and even play at the new neighborhood playground since it was warm outside. She had a mom/daughter weekend with just Mom while Dad went on a guys trip.

So many fun memories Beckett got to experience. For 2020, we have some fun activities mapped out. We are hoping to take more weekend road trips and adventures. Cheers, Happy New Year!! Have a healthy year.

Jessica

Fall Girls Trip-Asheville NC

We spent a long weekend in Asheville, North Carolina a few weeks ago. It was a mother/daughter/girls trip. So much fun and such a great weekend to get away. Beckett stayed home with dad for the weekend. We stayed in a cute mountain town (Black Mountain) right outside of Asheville. One day was spent exploring downtown Asheville and all the cute shops.  I was able to stop in the French Broad Chocolate Lounge for some sweet treats to take home. The next day, Sunday, we spent it back in Asheville for a bit, ate lunch and then we headed to the Biltmore Estates to see it for the Holidays.

The long history of this home and the breathtaking architecture were worth seeing. Many of the pictures you see below are with my big camera. Loving how these photos turned out! Add in the Christmas decor and it was stunning. The Biltmore would be great to see in the Spring/Summer as well.

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The Biltmore Estates

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Winter Garden

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Banquet Hall

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Banquet Hall

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This fireplace

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Library

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Loved all the Christmas trees decorated through out the inside of the home. Such a fun trip to Asheville for a long girls weekend trip. Hopefully this is a yearly trip to new destinations each year.

Thanks for stopping by. Have you been to the Biltmore or Asheville? How did you like it?

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Jessica

Hawaii Travel Video

It has been a long time coming. I got around to editing all the video content we shot on our trip to Hawaii in May of 2017. We want to share with you some of the places we went if you are planning a trip. Head over to YouTube to check out what I came up with on our 10 day adventure to Hawaii.  Cramming 10 days worth of awesome into a 20 minute video was very difficult, but I am sure you will love the views we captured. We went to Oahu and the big island (island of Hawai’i). Sharing so many great experiences, awesome views and we loved every minute of this trip. My husband and I planned this trip to celebrate my 30th birthday in my birthplace, Honolulu! I had not been back since I was about six months old. 🙂 It was long overdue!

This video is not at all amazing quality as it was shot with our GoPro! We hope you enjoy!

Hawaii Travel Video

Travel and adventure make our hearts happy!!

Jessica