2019 In Review

Oh my goodness! Today is the LAST day of 2019! What an amazing year it has been. God really has blessed us immensely this year. Good health. New additions. Family love. I am so thankful for all He has done and all that He is! As the clock strikes midnight tonight, I plan to thank Him over and over again for all that He is and for keeping our family.

It’s time for our yearly review and I am really looking forward to sharing it with you. I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite memories with links to those posts. I’ll also be sharing my top 17 most viewed posts of 2019.

Finally, I’ll share my round up for my favorite movies, books, and Bible plans of the year. Thank you for making this year so amazing. May you and your family be richly blessed in the 2020 year.

2019 Highlights




S. Flies at iFly










First Day of Kindergarten/School!




Top 17 Most Viewed Posts of 2019

This year I included my most viewed posts of the year.  It seems quite a few of you like my Friday Favorites, as they generate the largest views.  I was excited to see our birth story in the mix as I am a fan of that one as well.
  1. Friday Favorites: Fall Faves 
  2. Friday Favorites: Our Week At A Glance 
  3. Friday Frazzle: Friday Favorites 
  4. Friday Favorites: My Week’s Top 5 
  5. The heartbreak of the Manukyans and the questions raised by their IVF journey 
  6. Happy April! 
  7. A Valentine’s Day Recap 
  8. Weekend Recap: The Sleepover Edition 
  9. 12 Things I Didn’t Do With Pregnancy #2 That I’m Definitely Doing This Time 
  10. Parenting Hacks for Surviving a Trip to the Zoo 
  11. Unintentionally Natural: Our Crazy Fast, Super Intense Birth Story 
  12. Dressing My Bump: Embracing Maternity Fashion for Pregnancy #3 
  13. Bump Update: 27 weeks
  14. Life is Fine at 39 
  15. Bump Update: 26 weeks (Contractions!) Long One 
  16. Adoption on my mind 
  17. Thursday Truth: The Battle of PPD—Yes, I Take an Anti-depressant. Yes, I Am STILL a Good Mother
Favorite Reads of 2019

I promised myself a lot more reading in 2019.  I read quite a few spiritual books and even indulged in some pleasure reading as well.  These are my favorites.  BTW, I still have three books to go in the Slwo Burn series.

  1. The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian
  2. Running on Empty by Heather Lindsey
  3. Slow Burn Books 1-6 by Bobby Adair

Favorite Movies of 2019

  1. Frozen II
  2. What Men Want
  3. Avengers End Game
  4. Captain Marvel
  5. Red 11
  6. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Favorite Bible Plans of 2019

I've really enjoyed studying some of the Bible plans available via YouVersion at Bible.com. This year I was able to join in Bible plan groups with several of my friends across the county.  I love technology when it works in such a cool way.  I finished 11 plans this year and and am close to completing two more.  Here are a few of my favorites.

1.  Proverbial Girl:  Wisdom, Values, and Being Fabulous.  I've written a couple of times of my internal struggles with being a Proverbs 31 woman.  This plan spoke with wit and kept me engaged.  This was such an enjoyable plan that I plan to purchase the book by the plan authors in 2020.

2.  7 Habits To Develop Spiritual Growth.  Even though this was a short plan, I found the information useful, the doctrine sound, and I was able to apply it immediately.  I definitely enjoyed this one.

3.  Marriage and Life Family Plan.  S. and I did this one together.  I enjoyed the option for dialogue and mutual study.  I would certainly do this again.

4.  Boy Mom. I completed this plan with five other boy moms.  It wss great to converse, pray, and fellowship together.  Being a boy mom isn't always an easy task, especially in a world that often sees your child as a threat for simply walking down the street.  It was a great plan and I enjoyed it.

Finally....

My Favorite Posts of 2019
  1.  Baby J's Birth Story.  You knew it had to be number 1.  This super fast and super painful delivery was a test of wills, but we made it and I couldn't be happier.
  2. Our New Year Celebration in Orlando, FL.  Ths was an awesome trip.  We made a lot of great memories and had a lot of fun.
  3. Our 7th Wedding Anniversary.  It was a great year and a wonderful walk down memory lane.
  4. Thursday Truth.  Reminding people that PPD does NOT equal poor parental abilities.
  5. Lessons from the Kitchen.  I promise you can find God everywhere...even in the kitchen.

And that's it!  Our 2019 recap.  Here's hoping you have an amazing 2020.  God bless and keep you always!

K

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