MON. | Dec. 3 – #AMonthofFaves [The 2018 Favorites Edition]– e.g. to eat, drink, wear, smell, see, do, enjoy, best purchases, most used gift received, most used purchases, favorite concert, outdoor activity, place visited, most squee worthy moment of the year.
Some of my favourite things this year (not in order of importance, just in order of whatever pops into my head!)
My younger boy started kindergarten – that means both boys are in the same school! Yay! But kindergarten is just 3 hours long so that means he’s still with me for most of the day.
I got an Apple Watch. It wasn’t something I was really interested in at first, to be honest. I’d been doing fine without a watch of any sort (haha!) for a while. But I really like the fitness features of the watch. It amazingly can detect the strokes when swimming and yes it is indeed waterproof and even has a function to “dry” the watch or expel the water when you’re done swimming.
Our yearly Singapore trip was a lot of fun. And this time the husband and I got to go away for a few days on our own! We are of course thankful for grandparents who helped with the kids and allowed us to disappear to Phuket, Thailand, for a bit! It was a nice few days away from the kids, in a beautiful hotel that was by the beach, although it was monsoon season and the day we arrived it was storming and the waves were always huge. If you’re thinking of heading to Phuket one day, I would definitely highly recommend the beautiful Sala Hotel. It’s a Thai brand of boutique hotels and the staff were so welcoming, the rooms were beautiful, and the food, oh man, the food there was amazing, from the bountiful breakfast buffet (included in our room rate), and the fantastic dinners, whether Thai-style or western-style. You can read more about my trip here
We also drove up to the Oregon coast and it was so pretty and peaceful. We stayed at a house in the little town of Gold Beach and it was on the beach but really windy and chilly. The kids still played on the beach though!
Crocheting was something I started teaching myself last summer, I’ve become more ambitious and this year started making bags and I just finished my first sweater!
Health-wise, we’ve been quite a good year except for me catching pneumonia somehow.
And earlier in the year, we joined a gym. This one is a family gym, that is, the kids are members too and they can use the pool and facilities (not the actual gym itself as they’re under 12) like the tennis courts, indoor basketball court. The boys have been taking swim lessons and tennis lessons there. They have a great kids club too. My 7yo loves the room for the older kids as they have an xbox. He went mostly in summer. The 5yo loves the younger kids room (it’s from babies until the age of 6), where the staff are very caring and fun, and one of his good friends from kindergarten goes on weekdays too. And for myself, I’ve been enjoying the various exercise classes I’ve been taking like Zumba!