Another year has rolled in…let’s cheer for a new beginning!
We spent most of our last day of 2017 up in the sky with Southwest Airlines, traveling from Boston to Nashville, and from there we connected back to San Francisco, crossing two time zones, and celebrating the oncoming of 2018 somewhere crossing the state-line between Kansas and Colorado. We got to our house just less than an hour from midnight, Pacific Time.
Boston has always have an important place in my heart, and it might sound like a “betrayal” saying this out loud, but we are done with bitterly cold winter, hence, there is a possibility that we might not move back to wintery city anytime soon. I am good and content right here in California, where the warm weather uplifts my spirit many folds. Even Mr. O, who has insisted that we should consider his potential career move to Washington D.C. if the time comes. Now that we spent a week in the middle of winter with subzero degrees…he told me that it’s a done deal — we are staying in California as long as we can.
On the first day of 2018, we took the kids out for breakfast at Noah’s bagel. They missed their bagels during the whirlwind of visiting friends in Boston and not having breakfast of their choice, and they missed the park, so we took them to one. They spent a good time running, jumping, and monkeying around until they got pretty tired. But that was not done yet, we then took a 2-mile loop hiking around the trail to welcome a new and healthy active year that comes our way. It’s now a family tradition; we also did the hiking last year on the first day of 2017.
Later we stopped by Wholefood (Thank you, WF, for opening today!) to stock up some food for the week as we emptied everything in the fridge before we left for Boston. I made salad, pasta, and beef sauce that we were all so happy to have a hearty home-cook meal on the first day back from traveling.
So here it is, my first post of 2018, and I am hoping that more to come as one of my goals this year is to write at least three times each week. I don’t care if the things I write will be boring and yawn-inducing, I will continue to write and capture the highlights of my days with the boys. I might as well throw in some throw-back posts as we had a lot of great photos and stories that I didn’t write about, e.g. our first time in Hawaii, winter-2016 vacation in Southern California, July trip in Washington D.C., and other daily activities that might not be as interesting as our travel stories and photos.
With that…Happy New Year!