Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2018 Wrap Up

Looks like I haven't posted since last July.  I don't have much to say, but here's a few fun pics from the last half of the year (and yesterday).  If you follow me on Instagram, these will be repeats for you.
From this fall's GoFest festival.  This is the outdoors focused festival in Roanoke. 

We got a new puppy.  I had a pic of him and Pierce at the vet from when we first got him at 7 weeks old, but when I uploaded it Blogger kept turning it sideways.  But here he is being bratty, having thrown his ball in my coffee because he wanted to play fetch.  He's an Australian cattle dog/blue heeler.   
 
Cort was an elf in his school musical.  He also played a newsboy in a community theatre production of Gypsy last fall.  This picture is coming up sideways too.  I'm just going to leave it. 
 
 
We went to Fairystone state park with my brother and his family over Thanksgiving.  Here's a picture from the area by the dam, following a hike we did.

 
We got 15 inches of snow last month.  This is A LOT for us.  Cort made an igloo.

 
Yesterday we went to Smith Mountain Lake state park to start off 2019 with a hike.
 



It was mild weather for January, and we had fun on the trail around Turtle Island.  I usually do a wrap up post for my books and running each year.  Last year I ran 679 miles.  I broke my running streak of 536 days last June, when I got lyme disease.  It's been a long recovery and I'm running short distances a few days a week and trying to rebuild my stamina, even so many months later.  Last year I read 124 books.  Standout reads were The Stand, Far from the Tree, Educated, and Where the Crawdads Sing.

Thanks to those of you who checked in.  Wishing you all a happy 2019! 

22 comments:

Lin said...

Yea! I'm glad you were off doing fun things...I was starting to worry about you. Whew! Glad it's all good.

When Blogger does that to my photos, I turn them in my file and then upload to counteract the quirkiness. It probably isn't the best way, but it works for me.

Sally said...

So good to see the boys, Lisa! I'm not surprised at your running; hey you could run on down to my house. :)

I hope all you guys and girl have an exceptionally 2019!

xoxo

Michelle said...

Your little guys are growing! So good to hear from you. Also nice to see your new pup. Best wishes for the new year.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I am so glad to see you! Happy New Year! My, how the boys have grown! I am so sorry about the Lyme disease, I hope you recover quickly, with no lasting effects. Cort's igloo is very good! Your new puppy is so cute, what did you name him?

Linda said...

Glad to see your post. I missed you and your family! Sorry to hear about the lyme... horrible disease!

Are you entering the State Parks photo contest? I didn't get out there for First Day because my ankle was sore.

Vision By Mila said...

Happy New Year!

Alica said...

Your new puppy is adorable!! I guess dropping the ball in your coffee got your attention! :)

Mary said...

Was thinking about you and your lovely family just the other day dear Lisa. My how they've grown this past year - and such smart, good looking boys! I always enjoy seeing how you all get out into the countryside and enjoy nature and have such fun. New doggie is a cutie - love the ball in your coffee photo.
Sorry your return to full health has been hard - Lyme Disease is not good and you may have ongoing problems as you know - hoping the researchers can do something positive to help address this condition which is prevalent here in our state. My thoughts will be will you this new year and I hope your health improves dear.

Meanwhile, here's to 2019 - may you and your family continue to enjoy life, good health, much joy and prosperity. . . . . . . and please post on your blog now and then when time permits, I don't do Instagram so have missed you here!
Hugs - Mary

Vera said...

Nice to have a quick catch-up and to see how much the boys have grown. I don't post so many blogs nowadays as life is quiet for us at the moment.

So wishing you and your family all the best for 2019.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your dog is so cute! The pictures are all so cute.
Sorry about the Lyme disease and how long it takes to get back on track.
Happy New Year to you and your family.

Karen Ann said...

I love your blue heeler, I had two in my younger years. They are very smart dogs, great family addition! Nice to see you here!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Lisa I am so sad that you got Lyme it is a very difficult journey. You are doing well and your boys are so lucky to live where they do with parents like the two of you. Beautiful. Take care my friend and thank you for sharing. B

Becca said...

It looks like we are both returning to blogging this month. Your puppy is absolutely adorable. I can't believe how much snow you have had already! Happy new year :)

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

I hope you have a wonderful 2019!

Ian H said...

Welcome back! Nice pictures

Busy Bee Suz said...

The boys look great...they're growing UP!
The puppy is so cute and I laughed about your ball in the coffee. :)
I'm SO glad you're starting to feel better; I can't imagine how difficult it must be to gain your strength from Lyme disease.
I remember reading The Stand so many years ago; what a great book!!
Happy 2019

alissa apel said...

I bet the boys will have a lot of fun with your new dog. It's good he has lots of room to run and play! Turtle Island looks so pretty!

Annette said...

So glad to read your post, Lisa. I had no idea that you've been recovering from Lyme Disease! I can't even begin to imagine how much this has slowed you down. I'm glad to hear you're still running, even if it's shorter distances than you are used to. Please take care of yourself. Your family and your new puppy are as cute and sweet as ever!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi There, Good to hear from you. I'm only blogging once a week now --so have trouble keeping up with friends..... Can't believe how your boys have grown. I remember them as itty-bitties....

Sorry to hear about your lyme disease. Did you get a tick bite? SO SORRY...

Glad you are still hiking.... After getting A Fib last Feb. my hiking days are limited. We bought a stationary bike for exercise --and it's working well right now...

Take care and keep in touch.
Hugs,
Betsy

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi, So glad to hear from you... I 'thought' I posted a comment here yesterday --but when I looked today, it was gone... That's twice that has happened this week... Don't know why... Irritating...

Basically --I said how grown up your sons are now... Most of us have been with you since they were little.... Amazing how time flies.

Sorry to hear about your lyme disease. Did you get a tick bite???? Hope you continue to improve.

Hope you get this one.
Hugs,
Betsy

Small Kucing said...

The boys have grown so much. Guess that must have kept you busy and from blogging. Same for my side too.

May 2019 brings you more joy

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

Welcome back!
Nice post:)