“Buy experiences not things. Experiences make people happier than spending on things. Things get broken over time and go out of style. Experiences get better every time you talk about them.” ~ Jean Chatsky • Taking the girls to see the Moscow Ballet perform the Nutcracker was definitely one of my favorite gifts we gave the girls this Christmas. • From watching their excitement to get dressed up, to their looks of pure amazement as the ballerinas twirled around the stage. • I am grateful for each of these experiences that we are having and will hopefully talk about about for many years to come. What kind of memorable experiences did you have with your family this year? •
January 11, 2019
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← I was really grateful for how “normal” our Christmas was this year while we are living in an RV. • It just really made me realize that our life and traditions are set up around things that last. Things that have roots. Things that aren’t based on locations or stuff. But on being with those that matter. • I also realize how blessed we are to have had 3 of our family members fly out to be with us. Which is an insane privilege. And we definitely wish that all of our family could have all flown out! But having them with us made it feel like little had changed! And we got to share our adventures with them too! Which was such a treat! • But we still made peanut blossoms, and eggnog French toast, and put together legos. The kids still got new Christmas PJ’s (thanks @granniangie54 !). And some fun new trucker hats and new books! • Living in a travel trailer didn’t change much for us this Christmas, except for in all the right ways. We got to be outside more, enjoying new places with some of those we love! And we spent less time and money on things that we will quickly give away to the Goodwill. • All in all. I think it was a win-win! •
I have to say San Antonio was one of the most festive and fun places I have ever spent New Year’s Eve, which was totally unexpected. • The River Walk was still all decorated with lights and we were able to make it there early enough to have a nice dinner by the river. • Just as we were leaving, the streets started filling with people dressed in bright, festive gear ready to ring in the new year. • San Antonio apparently hosts the largest free New Year’s Eve festival in the state of Texas! • We chose a bit more of a low key option though, and headed back to Bertie (our travel trailer) to finish out our night. But at midnight as the new year came in, it sounded and looked like the entire city was erupting in fireworks! We ran outside to join in all excitement! It was such a cool experience! • So if you love spending big holidays in busy, exciting and festive places, then the charming city of San Antonio might be just your thing. • Happy New Year everyone! • →