A Year in Pictures: Our Instagram Memories from 2018!

A Year in Pictures: Our Instagram Memories from 2018!
31 Dec 2018

Wow, another year has come and gone. What a year of change it has been!

Career wise, this has been a year of change for me. I started off the year doing what I have been doing for the past 6+ years – social media for Ford of Canada. Mid year, I accepted a short term contract as an account manager at LMA Communications, and finished off the year selling cars at Erinwood Ford in Mississauga. A big change in my life, but I learned a long time ago to not only accept change, but to embrace it. Everything happens for a reason. People leave your life, whether by chance, or by you pushing them out, for a reason. As well, people come into your life for a reason. So, I will start 2019 on a new career path, going back into an account manager and social media manager role for a marketing company.

Health wise, I started off 2018 the heaviest I have ever weighed. I knew I needed to make some changes in my lifestyle to combat my weight gain. I made some great progress this year, and will be continuing to improve my health, and live a more healthy lifestyle in 2019.

In 2018, we did a lot of camping, travelled to various resorts in Ontario’s Lake Country and the Kawarthas, ate lots of good food, watched Rachel graduate grade 8 and enter high school, and spent some quality time with family and friends. I also went on a couple of epic press trips. We documented all of these memories on Instagram!

Here are some select Instagram pictures from this amazing year!

Our Instagram Memories from an Amazing 2018

Cheered in the New Year together as a family…

Watched Lauren ride a snowmobile for the first time…

Enjoyed some pool time at Casino Rama Resort…

Had fun at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit…

Had an epic meal at R Cottage in Washago…

Skated and played hockey on a frozen Sparrow Lake at Bayview Wildwood Resort

Watched as Lauren got more creative in the kitchen…

Heard Lauren perform “Good Morning Baltimore” from Hairspray at our church’s Youth Concert…

Heard Rachel perform “Popular” from the musical “Wicked” at our church’s Youth Concert…

Celebrated Lauren’s 11th birthday, where she received a very special letter…

Went on an amazing press trip to the Florida Keys

Celebrated Lauren’s 11th birthday at Glamour Gal Spa

Wendy took the girls to their first concert…

Started living a healthier lifestyle…

Went to a Blue Jays game…

Had another successful Mother’s Day tea at Walton

Went to Greenville South Carolina on a press trip with Michelin

Ate some amazing food…

Went to our first TFC game…

Saw Lauren run in her track and field meet…

Saw Rachel graduate from elementary school…

Celebrated my birthday with family and friends, and had Key Lime pie for dessert…

Had the best Creole spiced deviled eggs…

Roasted lots of marshmallows over the campfire…

Spent lots of time in the pool…

Had fun at camp…

Lots of fun in the #SilvaBulletRV

Went on a brunch cruise of Lake Ontario…

Watched the Toronto Argonauts vs. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers at BMO Field…

Celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary…

Watched Rachel get creative in the kitchen…

Took Storm on lots of drives…

The girls had fun with their cousins…

Went paddleboarding at Viamede Resort

Had quality family time…

Went kayaking…

Won first place at Harry Potter Trivia Night as the “Fizzing Whizbees”…

Visited Rawley Resort in Port Severn…

Visited Niagara Falls…

Made lots of S’mores at camp…

Rachel’s first day of high school, and Lauren’s first day of grade 6…

Saying goodbye to “Raven”…

And welcoming “Magnus” to the family…

Had fun at an XBox event…

Went on a press trip to Quebec City with Kia where I saw the Remparts De Quebec beat the Halifax Mooseheads at the Videotron Centre…

Did our awesome annual Thanksgiving wine tour of Twenty Valley…

Gave my girls the matching jackets I got from my Quebec City press trip…

Dressed up for Halloween….

Visited Chocolats Favouris for the first time… and not the last time…

Got this amazing family sign made for our house…

Lauren sang in her first vocal festival. She sang “Maybe” from “Annie”…

Wendy took Rachel to City Hall for “Take Your Kid To Work Day”…

Heard Rachel perform at there first high school concert at the Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts…

Celebrated Rachel’s 14th birthday…

Put up and decorated our Christmas tree…

Made a rockin’ appearance in our church’s White Gift Sunday play…

Went to my last Girl Guides Father-Daughter dinner with Lauren…

Heard Lauren play in her school’s Christmas Concert…

Lit the purple candle of Love on the 4th Sunday of Advent at our church

And had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends…

Thank you!

A big thank you to all of you who read my blog. It really is a labour of love that I try to keep updated with relevant posts I hope you all get something out of. I am always open to suggestions for future posts, guest posts, collaborations, reviews, and giveaways.

See you in 2019, with more Instagram and Blog posts!

Wendy, Rachel, Lauren, and I will be posting regularly to Instagram. Be sure to follow all of our accounts for frequent posts.

Wishing you all much love, laughter, happiness, safety, success, good health, and prosperity in 2019. From our family to yours, Happy New Year!

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” – Brad Paisley

Cheers,
Big Daddy

If you would like me to review your product, service, restaurant, or travel destination, please send me an email at craig@bigdaddykreativ.ca or tweet me at @BigDaddyKreativ

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Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and social media manager. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, pets, reviews, and giveaways.

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