Onward With Milestones & Throwbacks

What a way to celebrate the New Year by looking back. I am still going through things to sort out and I came across an old SD card with memories from the place I’ve left behind. I like where we’ve moved to but the memories still keep lingering and tugging at my heart. These images are about 5 years old. Let me start with the throwbacks.

My daughter throwing a tantrum because I told her it was time to go home from the park
My daughter throwing a tantrum because I told her it was time to leave the park to go home
Before my son had zits. Lol
Before my son had zits. Lol.
When the birds went crazy in FL. It was quite a sight.
When the birds went crazy in FL. It was quite a sight.

As for a new milestone, New Year’s Eve marks the first day I have actually cooked a serious meal in the State of Oregon.

Rice Noodles with Pork, Sausage, Shrimp & Cabbage with sauce
Rice Noodles with Pork, Sausage, Shrimp & Cabbage with sauce
I paired it with slow-cooked Pork Chops
I paired it with slow-cooked Pork Chops

I am glad that there is an Asian Specialty Market nearby and I can finally make Mai Fun (Rice Noodles) as much as I would like!

Another thing, I’m not embarrassed to admit that when I took the DMV Knowledge test to convert my license from FL to OR, I failed the first time and let me tell you, it was a feeling I have never felt in my life… actually flunking a test! It was the first test I failed as far as I can remember. I went back the next day after actually studying OR’s driving handbook and I’m officially an Oregonian (in license anyway), though my heart is still a Floridian but maybe in a few months, that will all change.

We did not watch the ball drop and well, for the first day of the New Year, so far I have been busy doing laundry and sorting things out still. This move has definitely opened my eyes that I need to get rid of stuff, stuff I cannot take with me should God decide to snuff my light early and I suppose this realization would make for a good New Year’s resolution, to downsize, downsize, downsize until nothing overflows out of the closet. This will be quite a struggle for me indeed but with God’s help, everything is possible.

Have an awesome New Year ahead!

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