Reflection: A Look Back On 2019

There’s just something so exciting about the fresh start of a new year and in this case… a new decade!

One of my favorite things to do on New Year’s Eve each year is to reflect back on the year past and then set intentions/goals/resolutions (whatever you want to call them!) for the year ahead.

For me, 2019 was a year of extremes.  I have experienced some of the highest of high moments and some of the lowest of lows.  I walk into 2020 still walking a fine line between grief/sorrow and incredible joy as we expect our daughter in February after losing our son in December.

Our journey to parenthood will likely be what defines 2019 in my mind forever because it was by far the most significant story of our year.  There was much more to the journey, though, and I’ve enjoyed looking back on the many blessings of the year and sharing them with you here.

Our Twin Gender Reveal!

In case you’re new here or if you missed it, we recently announced that my husband and Kevin and I are expecting… and it’s twins!  If you’d like the full back-story of the announcement you can check that out here.  Also, if you’re interested in learning about our fertility journey, you can read about that here.

We knew from the beginning that a big gender-reveal party wasn’t really our thing.  I didn’t want to find out the genders of our twins in front of a large group of people… I really wanted Kevin & I to find out together – privately- so we could soak in the moment.  He agreed.  We booked a private gender ultrasound for around 18 or 19 weeks after not being able to find out at our previous ultrasound.

We found out the news, and I cried tears of joy.  I would have never admitted that I had any preference for what we’d get… but we got what was deep-down my dream scenario.

So, we’re really excited to announce that we’ll be adding…

Miranda & Kevin Schultz of The Plus Life Blog Announce Pregnancy With Twins Standing in Field of Sunflowers Holding Balloon Sign Reading "TWINS"

Special Announcement – Life Update!

I’ve been keeping a big secret from you…  and it has been SO hard to stay quiet.

You may have noticed that you’ve seen a bit less of me here and on social media in the past few months.  I had shared that I was taking a bit of a hiatus but didn’t tell you why.

There’s actually not just one reason… there’s two.