Life is Life
It has been quite some time since our last post….over a year in fact (insert embarrassed emoji). Life has a funny way of getting in the way. Life also has a way of becoming routine. I know I’ve said this before – I know we live in a tropical location and when people see our posts on social media they may think “WOW! It is like they are on vacation 24/7!” The reality is – life is life. We still have to grocery shop, do laundry, clean the house, and go to work. The mundane tasks of “real” life don’t disappear just because you live in a beautiful location.
I had this very thought today as I was grocery shopping. I thought “I really need a break from the regular trip to the grocery store to get water, eggs, and cheese.” This is quite humorous considering it happens to be Winter Break and we don’t have to be at work. However, I think we all crave the opportunities to break up the monotony of our everyday lives.
As today is December 31st, 2019 – I am reflecting on the end of the year and the end of a decade. As I think back on the past year, a lot has happened yet nothing monumental. Life has remained consistent. After 2017, when SO MUCH happened with moving and surviving a hurricane – 2018 and then 2019 have seemed comparatively ordinary. I am extremely grateful for the calm we have experienced and we continue to move forward and have been incredibly blessed.
Top 10 Moments
listed in no particular order
Boys finished 3rd and 5th grades….and then entered 4th and 6th Grade.
Gabe got glasses!
Painted the exterior of the house
Boys learned new skills
Traveling to Florida and New York City
Went our first cruise
Many trips to the beach
Finished our kitchen re-do
Stewart gets a new job as Choir and Theater Teacher at GHCDS & Sarah continues her art teacher job
There he is conducting his 3rd Graders with their recorders. Check out other pictures (including pictures from the school play – Metamorphoses) at the GHCDS Facebook Page.
I continue to work hard in the art room. Check out the projects that are being created on our online gallery.
Started a new business – Bard’s Bytes
We have learned that on the island it is often for inhabitants to have a side-hustle. We are apparently no different. We decided to combine our love of art and creating with our love of theater and Shakespeare. This endeavor is also our hope to help fund our wanderlust while still being able to live and work here in St. Croix. So, if you feel so inclined, pop over and take a look and find something that speaks to you. Go GET SHAKESPEARE!
Keep Moving Forward
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”Walt Disney
The above quote really summed up how we are living here in St. Croix. We keep moving forward. We move forward with faith and allow Heavenly Father to be in every part of our lives. We are grateful for the many ways we see His hand in our lives.
May you be blessed this coming year to move forward, open new doors, continue to do new things, and stay curious!
What wonderful things have you experienced this past year? What things are you looking forward to in 2020?
Awwww! I love this! And love you guys. Sure do miss you, but you still continue to inspire me!
Miss you too! Love you!
I continue to pursue my dream of moving to St. Croix, and I just found your stories. Thank you for sharing them. My move will be from St. Petersburg Florida and I’d like to be on the west end.
Maybe one day we can meet up! I’ve met many mainland Americans during my 2 trips there. Don’t know when I will next travel there- covid 19 is still too fresh.
Stay well and happy!
Same to you! Thanks for stopping by!