Cheerio 2021: A look back on this past year

Hello, my friends!

I don’t know about you, but I loved 2021. I learned so much and did so much, but I am ready to have a fresh start in 2022. Today, I thought I would share a highlight (Well, it turned out to be a few more than just one highlight) from each month in 2021.


Nothing big happened in January 2021, but there were a few small highlights. My siblings and I enjoyed getting pulled behind our UTV in the snow, a few ski trips, and night sledding activities with our youth group.


We were finally able to see my grandparents inside during February after not going inside with them since the beginning of COVID. Also, Valentine’s day was very fun. We did a sibling exchange called Secret Valentine for valentines day. I wrote a short story and submitted it to a contest.


We went on a really pretty and ski trip in March. It was wonderful to do be able to ski again there. And, I got first place in the short story contest I entered in. March overall was a blessng.


We had our one last snowstorm. We had a very nice Ressurection Sunday celebrating our Savior’s death and resurrection. My uncle and aunt and cousins were able to visit and we had a wonderful time decorating eggs, and renting the movie theater, and watching Tom and Jerry with my cousins. Also, another season of spring soccer which with my sister, and two cousins on my team, it turned out to be. . . .eventful to say the least.


May was busy! I joined a writing program that I’ve mentioned before called the Young Writer’s Workshop, as well as participated in the event I just did last week, called Crazy Writing Week. I finished up my school year too. We ended our 2021 spring soccer season sadly with one to nothing loss. It was a fun season anyway, and some events that I will remember forever.


All of my siblings except the two youngest did swim team, which turned out to be really fun. I made a few new friends and was able to catch up with some old friends. I had a personal best time in the freestyle which was exciting. Also, I won third place in another writing challenge which I truly enjoyed.


My birthday’s in July and it turned out to be a really fantastic day. We had my grandparents over, and then my best friend slept over that night, and it was almost like my Birthday lasted for two instead of one. I got some really neat gifts and went swimming at my grandma’s with my cousin and aunt. We finished up our swim team season by losing our first conference meet in eight years. That was quite sad, but swim team had been a fun season besides that disappointment.


We took a trip up to my mom’s cousin’s lake house for ten days in August, we enjoyed swimming in the lake, jumping off the dock, kayaking, paddle boating, yard games, campfires, eating ice cream and smores, and much more.


School started again! As well as the fair here. My family and I had a fun time checking out the fair and entering some art projects and creative things. Also, my older sister and brother both had sports, soccer for my brother and cross country for my sister. I enjoyed going to most of their meets and games. Plus, I started a new writing project in September.


We had a great fall camping trip in October, it was incredibly beautiful with all the leaves turning, too cold to swim though. We ended up losing our frisbee in the water which required some wading, but we didn’t end up finding it. We also took a few hikes along the rocks.


I launched my blog in November! That was definitely a highlight. I really enjoyed designing this, and I’ve loved writing posts and becoming a blogger. I still have a lot to learn, but I’m looking forward to the journey ahead. As well as launching my blog, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration, and we picked out our Christmas tree and got our decorations out.


Well, December is always busy. Christmas brings so much busyness, along with trying to wrap up those last few goals you have waiting. We had our first ski trip and did so much more. You can check out my post here for more details on what I did in December.

Overall, this year has been a year for beginnings, and for endings. I am so thankful for God blessing me with all of these wonderful events. I am excited to see what 2022 is going to bring as well.

Thank you so much for reading, and I’d love to hear from you; what was your favorite highlight from 2021 for you? Let me know in the comments.


4 thoughts on “Cheerio 2021: A look back on this past year

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  1. Wow, you had a great year!! I will also not forget some of the soccer moments 😆!
    We sure were busy last year. Perhaps this year we should do less?


  2. This is awesome, Pearl! I’m glad we became friends this summer. One of my highlights this year was getting into the WSMA Honors Orchestra and getting to do that in October. It was so fun to play in an orchestra! I also loved running & swimming a lot in 2021. 😄

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