Merry Christmas all!
Time for us to take a look back on the year and share a summary of what we have done this year. My apologies that this is not coming out till 3 days before Christmas. I kept asking Tyler if he wanted me to write it starting like 2 weeks ago but no. Somebody was certain that he would have time. Also couldn’t get past the first line that included the fact that 2020 was a “dumpster fire of a year”.
Now while we all know that this is true, 2020 was a hard year for many in so many different ways. I would like to argue that 2020 was also a good year and had a lot of things to celebrate and be proud of. If you keep up with our blog you probably already know what we have been up to. From the hardship of Tyler losing his entire industry overnight, to potty training in a pandemic, all the way to me finishing my degree.
Tyler and I also got the chance this year to really connect and grow together. We’ve had to learn how to work as a team, how to compromise together, and how to raise a toddler together. We were blessed in that no matter what was going on in the world, even with the chaos, our home was our safe harbor. I had always heard of relationships where it was like that. Where it was you guys against the problem. Not you guys against each other because of a problem. My favorite thing about us is that we can be ourselves unapologetically around each other.
So let me try to sum up some of our biggest things from this year in just a paragraph or two. Tyler created a company with his father in our garage called DeLong Rigging Solutions. Grant was potty trained. Hallelujah!! I managed to finish my degree and will hopefully have a graduation ceremony next year. Tyler and I finally picked a venue for our wedding in July.
The three of us also got to go on some wonderful adventures this year. We piled into Jackson for a two-week-long adventure in Colorado. This was a wonderful trip and I have fallen in love with the Rocky Mountains. This is where I was able to rekindle my love of photography. We also spent some time in the Smokey Mountains this year. Tyler and I did a long weekend together camping. Then me and Grant spent a week down there with my family. This is what sparked my idea of us looking into getting married down at the Smokies!
Well, those are the main highlights of our year. Truthfully, if you want to hear more or get more details, go look through the blog. We give detailed accounts on the blog and they include pictures.
May you finish the year strong. Find those happy memories from the year and cling to those. Hopefully this was the year where you really discovered who your people are and are able to keep them close. May next year be a year of more good news than bad.
Merry Christmas from ours to yours!
Now go have your own adventure and tell us about it!
-Caitlyn, Tyler, and Grant