2019: A Year in Review

This year we didn’t travel quite as much as last year. We didn’t run or race as much as we did the year before either. This year was definitely the calm before the storm that is to be 2020.

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2018: A Year In Review

This year we spent a lot of time out of the house; in the yard or traveling. Don’t worry, our house didn’t get too lonely, more rats moved in.

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2017: A Year in Review

2016 was not a great year, and 2017 was no better. It was the year I learned to stop saying, “well, it can’t possibly get WORSE.”

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2016 A Year In Review

2016 wasn’t the best year for us … there were a lot of trial-and-error DIY projects, I broke my hip, and a Cheeto got elected president. But there were some good things that happened. Can’t think of any right now…

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Spain Family 2015

2015 was filled with travel, running, and of course, the Big Move from one part of the city to another…

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Spain Family 2014

We participated in three 10ks and six half marathons across four states and two countries; and ran in six states if you add Colorado and Illinois just for fun (no official events).

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Spain Family 2013

Chad turned the big 3-0 this year, graduated from Residency and has a “real” job! I use quotation marks because when he was in residency he worked 80+ hours a week, now he works 40. It’s nice, and weird, to have him home more. But, no one is more excited than Bella! Now, if only he could get his patients to stop asking when he will be turning 18 – then it might feel REAL for Chad.

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Spain Family 2012

Bella or rather Bella Booperton, Dowager Countess of Spain Castle (as she is formally known around these parts) is now 4 and has a personal trainer. I was hoping Santa would bring me one of those – but instead he brought me a Kindle Fire and now Chad can’t get me to leave the gym because I’m busy watching movies on the stairmaster. Win.

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Spain Family 2011

We welcomed our first niece on 11/11/11. She is adorable and most importantly has gotten us off the hook as far as being parents for at least 3-5 more years. I will only pretend for a sentence that Bella isn’t our furbaby and we are, obviously, parents. If my parents don’t accept her as their first grandchild, it’s THEIR loss!

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Spain Family 2010

We adopted a dog. Also, see above for best looking member of our family. I often have trouble getting over how much she looks like my childhood dog, Peepers – I have already given up trying to worry about how much it will cost to put our future kids through enough therapy to get over their parents loving the dog more than them. Oh well, I can’t keep all the good book writing material to myself.

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