Crystal M Williams

Disability Advocate, Writer, Blogger, Kabuki Syndrome

Reflecting back on 2019

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Hello everyone! Happy Sunday, Christmas is almost here. Where did this year go. Today on my blog I thought I would post about all the great things that has happened this year for me and my husband.

Not too much happened at the beginning of this year. We celebrated my husband’s birthday. We took a quick trip to the island to help honour Kim Samuel one of our friends who received an award at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo BC. We got to go to the Special Olympics Summer World Games in Abu Dhabi as guests. We celebrated Buttons first adoption anniversary with us. I got to do a demo ride for my riding stable Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association at Thunderbird show park. We took a cruise to Alaska for a week. Then celebrated my birthday. I got to go to a concert with one of my girlfriends to see one of my favourite female Country artists Carrie Underwood at Rogers arena. We took an other quick trip to the island to visit Matthew’s family in Sydney BC. I went to Merritt BC to visit my grandparents for a weekend away. We went up to Osoyoos BC to visit more of Matthew’s family. I completed my summer goal to do the Grouse Grind. We got invited to go Georgia Atlanta to visit people we know who work for Special Olympics Georgia. Matthew got to speak to their staff members about his Experiences with Special Olympics. We both got to take part in a podcast with a fellow Special Olympics athlete. If you’re interested his podcast is called Special Chronicles. We celebrated our 1st Wedding Anniversary. We went back up to Osoyoos BC for a family wedding. We went to Toronto for a symposium hosted by our friend Kim Samuel for social connectedness and a right to belong. We also went to Washington DC.

Overall this year was full of lots of travel. Lots of new experiences. One of my favourite things about this year was getting to spend lots of time with my family and my amazing friends. I hope that everyone also had a great year as well. Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and a Merry Christmas. Sending everyone lots of joy and happiness going into 2020. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year. Here’s a few of my favourite pictures from this year.


Me with one of the horses at my riding stable
Loretta, Matthew and I
Matthew and I riding a camel
At Thunderbird Show Park doing a Demo ride on Taco for
Valley Theerapuetic Equestrian Association
Matthew and I on our Alaska Cruise
A beautiful View on our Alaska Cruise. Still one of my favourtie picture from our trip
My friend Kristen and I at Rogers Arena waiting for Carrie Underwood to preform

Carrie Underwood

Just a really cute picture of Buttons
More horses at my riding stable. My favourtie place to be.

In Osoyoos BC for a family weekend

At the top of Grouse Mountain after finishing the Grouse Grind
Brendan and Kelsey’s Wedding Day!
Matthew and I all dressed up for a family wedding
Buttons and I having a cuddle

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