Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happppppy New Year!!!

Guess who? That's right, it's me. I'm back ... again.
New Years Resolution # 1: start blogging more. I am still excited by rewards, so I'm telling myself that if I'm a faithful blogger for 6 months I'll treat myself to one of those super cute custom blog designs. Ha. (No, I'm not kidding, I just had a conversation with myself about this, this morning. I thought it sounded like a great plan.)
2009 was actually a great year for our family!! It was wonderful to finally kind of feel like I had a routine with the kids, I have been in some awesome bible studies, and God has blessed me with some AMAZING new girlfriends, whom I love and who have made life a lot better! I managed to not get pregnant, or give birth in 2009, which it's been a few years since I could say that, so I'm giving myself a little pat on the back for that.
Aaron started working for my brother-in-law in medical sales which has been a great fit for him. I can tell he is so much more energized and just happier to be working there and with one of his best friends, Ben.
In 2010 we're looking forward to lots of weekends at the lake, a beach trip and lots of family time. It's been almost a year of looking for land and/or houses and getting our house ready to sell. It's been kind of overwhelming and frustrating, but we know God will provide something perfect ... just not sure when that will be. I think I'm pretty nit-picky, but the thought of moving is SO overwhelming, that I'm not up for doing it again in the next 10...15...20 ... years, so I want to make sure it's a good choice. Hopefully, we'll find some land in 2010 so we can start building.
I'm still loving Arbonne and am excited to see how that grows as well this year. It has seriously been SUCH a blessing for me, and I have just loved every minute. I had no idea I would love it as much as I do ... but it's been such a wonderful outlet for me.
Avery and Dalton are just BFF. They spend ALL day playing together and loving (and yes, sometimes fighting) with each other. While the first year was hard to have two so close together and so small, this last year has been GREAT because they do entertain each other so much. Avery just talks NON-STOP and Dalton grunts a lot. It's kind of amazing to me that they will be 2 and 3 this year. That is sounding a little old. I go back and forth thinking I may or may not have baby fever. Overall, I'm just thinking that two is quite a handful right now, and that with three it would be almost impossible to go anywhere on my own. So maybe we should wait on Avery to be in some kind of half day pre-school or kindergarten before we do any "expanding." Two is actually a LOT harder than I thought it would be. It's just SUCH an adjustment. I always thought I wanted like 5 kids, but the more I think about it, 3 sounds like quite a crew. And if we do make it to 4, that will probably be more than enough! My dad has always said have one more than you think you want, haha. On the upside, if and when we do build a house, it will probably be on the same property with my in-laws, so I know my mother-in-law would be there to help a lot! She is all about some grand babies!!

Well, since everyone in my house is napping, I should probably take advantage and take one myself.



the osbornes said...

Welcome back! (again)
I laughed out loud when you said you managed to not get pregnant or give birth in 2009 :) We'll see what 2010 holds!

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