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Monday
Dec312018

See ya', 2018

In the grand scheme of things, 2018 wasn't all bad. It was chaotic and conflicting and a whole bunch of "c" words, but there was a whole lot of this mixed in there.

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We started the year with Alexis turning 12. She ROCKED 12. While she still landed straight A's at school, 2018 was the year when she figured out she doesn't have to get 100% all of the time. 90% is still an A.

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In 2018, this kid discovered that there are people who view the world in a way that is similiar to how she views the world, and it brought her much joy.

June18 008

But not as much joy as dancing continued to bring her.

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And then there's cheer. We spent half our lives at cheer events, I swear.

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As for Mila, she turned four.

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And finally grew some hair. Seriously, it's nuts how much longer her hair is now than it was when 2018 started.

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And it became REALLY clear that Mila is a ... something.

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We went to Kennywood a lot in 2018.

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Too much, even, considering that Kennywood SUCKED in 2018. Seriously, half the rides were closed most of the year.

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Fortunately, we found that we could go get some thrills hiking around Western Pennsylvania. That almost made up for all of the closed rides.

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Now that I'm looking back, it appears that I *did* spend a little time with the girls. 2018 was the year of All of the Work Travel, so there were times when it seemed like I was never home. I had trips to Oklahoma, Orlando, Colombia, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Germany, The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Portland, and Chicago durng 2018. When I was in town, I worked way too much, but somehow still managed to squeeze in some fun, I guess.

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I mean, we did go to Hamilton. That has to count for something.

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All-in-all, 2018 was a fun year. Here's to 2019 being even better.

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