By Erin Hines

Let’s Look Back!

Happy Math & Music Monday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I feel like Christmas happened so fast this year, but I can report that our family had a wonderful time, and we made some really special memories with our girls.

This week between Christmas and New Year’s is maybe my favorite week of the year. I always like to spend this week looking back at the year and making a plan for the New Year! If you haven’t figured it out yet, I LOVE to make plans and write things down, and this is the week (at least to me) to do it! I feel like this is the one week I can really get things done and take the time to get ready to start the New Year. To tell you the truth, my plans don’t always work out the way I think… but that’s ok. I still feel better about starting a New Year with goals and a plan. I am super excited for this week’s blog. I thought I would take you along at my look back, and it would be fun to look back at some of my favorite blogs from 2019. Wow, what a year!

Fun Quote:

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney

I love this quote. In fact, I love it so much that it’s hanging in our kitchen above our family desk. You could even call it one of our family mottos. When looking for a quote this week, this one really stuck out to me. I think it’s so important to look back and celebrate the wins of the year and learn from the things that didn’t quite go as I thought they would. Most of all, what this quote means to me is this… Look back but don’t dwell on the bad, learn and move on. To tell you the truth, looking at the next few months, this is going to be a very important quote that I need to remember. We have some big exciting and challenging things coming that make me scared and excited at the same time… but more about that later. Let’s look back at some of my and your favorite blogs of 2019!!

For sure, at the top of the list, one of my favorite blogs and memories of 2019 was WINNING the EMMY!! This night was truly a dream come true and not just for me but for my family, our team, and for everyone one who makes Ally Dog Depot go! What a special night! If you want to look back and see more about this night click here: “WE WON!”

Another favorite of mine and yours is a look back at “Tell A Joke Tuesday! – Top 3 Jokes!” I love seeing how much the girls have grown PLUS got a good laugh too! These are special memories that I will treasure FOREVER! Can you believe we have almost taped 100 jokes! If you need a good laugh or want to look back, click here: “Tell A Joke Tuesday!”

Last but not least, it’s so fun to see ALL the amazing Math & Music Videos and Activities we released in 2019. To tell you the truth, I totally forgot with all the craziness we’ve had going on. We released some of my favorite ones yet! If you haven’t checked them out yet… be sure to go check them out SOON!

What an amazing year! I learned a lot this past year, but I’m excited and ready (I hope) for 2020! I hope you all enjoyed the look back at 2019. As always, the blogs are still available here: Ally Dog Depot Blogs if you ever need anything! Thank you all for your support and an amazing year! Here’s to 2020!

Don’t’ worry…we do have some SUPER Fun things planned this week! Be sure to follow us this week on our Facebook Page and Instagram! You won’t want to miss it. We have a fun NEW Christmas Joke on Tuesday for “Tell A Joke Tuesday!” A super fun Christmas “Projects with Pais on Wednesday” and a really yummy one on Saturday for “Cooking with K!” PLUS lots more in between!

Thanks for stopping by!

We hope you all have a wonderful Math and Music Monday or even a wonderful Math and Music WEEK!

Don’t forget to check out our Math and Music Videos to keep the learning going this week! As always, we would love to hear from you on how things are going! Be sure to follow us on Instagram @mathandmusicmommy and Facebook: Ally Dog Depot. Oh, and if you like what you see, please share with a friend!

Have a GREAT Math and Music Monday!