i don't claim to know it all. i don't claim to be perfect. i just claim to love jesus.

Friday, December 31, 2010

a year in review.

wow. the last day of 2010. i think it's always fun to look back on the year and see what God has done for us through it all. and it's usually a LOT. it's also fun to look back and remember the year too. :) so here's my 'review'...

January. brought an ultrasound of our newest little baby. it's always fun to see the miracle growing inside. and after the year before, we were excited to be having a baby. shaun entered the last year of his 20's. he doesn't think it's a big deal at all. til this year...when it's the first year of his 30's. lol. ((i remember thinking how 30 seemed 'old' when i was younger. i don't think it seems old now. but it seems 'weird' that we can be that old. if that makes sense at all?))

February. we took the older two girls to princesses on ice. it was fun to see for me too. and shaun and i went to a marriage retreat. it was good, but not all that we had expected. but i did learn that boys CAN actually think about NOTHING. it still flabergasts me. :)

March. we're having a baby GIRL!! it was fun to find out, and we had a fun way to tell everyone. by giving them four cards of the same and one king. ((a four of a kind (girls) with a king high (boy))) it was so much fun watching them 'get it'. it was also fun to post the post on here and see if you got it too. lol. my amelya turned FIVE. i couldn't believe she was five already. ((and now she's almost SIX!?))

April. hmmm. not too much in april ((basically i'm looking at my calendar and seeing what i have on it. lol)) but it was my birthday. i turned 27. and had a fun week of giveaways on my blog to celebrate. my mom and dad went to jamacia too.

May. the girls had their dance recitial. i remember being worried caitlyn wouldn't do it. but she did. and she did it perfectly! i love watching all their hard work pay off on the 'big stage'.  shaun and i celebrated 11 years of being together. and i started having doctor appts every two weeks. getting closer. and we joined the local homeschooling group. and attended some fun play groups.

June. my breigh turned FOUR. crazy. i marched with the girls in our local parade. the did baton twirlling and i waddled through pushing caitlyn in the stroller as she twirlled from there. my feet were so swollen after i took off my shoes and barely got them back on.

July. i took pictures with my cousin, for my other cousin's wedding. five days before i was to be induced with miss baby e. skipped out on marching in another parade because it was just too hot. and i didn't want to go into labor, because my dr wasn't on call. then of course the birth of miss evaleigh. the hardest out of all my labors. but of course, worth every single minute. she was born at the second highest weight of all the kiddos. and now we're a family of seven. the transistion starts off well... and continues that way.

August. took pictures with my cousin for another wedding. while carrying evaleigh in my moby wrap. and we spent a fun weekend at a hotel. transistion continues to go well with five kiddos. and i brave shopping with them all. and i survive. :) had my six week check up.

September. Caitlyn turns THREE!! and evaleigh is already 2 months old. we start dance. and WINGS, the local homeschool co-op. now's the real test as to how 'easy' or 'hard' it is out and about with five kiddos. and...it's not as hard as i thought. awana also starts. this year breigh and amelya are in it. i also get back at my wildtree business after taking time off after having evaleigh.

October. shaun and i have a fun date night at a cool hotel. celebrated shaun's grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary. after much, much prayer we decided to leave our church and join a new one. dustin turned TWO! and he's more of a little 'boy' now, instead of a 'baby'. shaun and i enjoyed a concert together for our anniversary gift. celebrated my grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary. and my niece aryssa turned ONE.

November. miss evaleigh is 4 months old already. i got the flu. shaun and i celebrated seven years of marriage. celebrated thanksgiving with family. did the whole 'black friday' shopping thing. which is always fun with my mom and sister.

December. it's wisconsin. so now it's snowy here. blech. counting down to my trip to california in ONE MONTH! enjoying our new church and the friendships God has blessed us with. have a play date with beth and her kiddos. go to a fun cookie exchange, with cookies i bought from walmart. lol. prepare for Christmas. and celebrate the birth of our Savior with family and friends. and stand in awe at what He's done for us, and what He will do for us.

i think it's a very brief overview. but a good one. i look back and realize just how fast time goes. it's insane. evaleigh will be six months old next week, and turn six months old in the sunshine of the California sun. i'm trying to get the house in order before i leave. and of course try to find the time to pack and such. shaun's also looking forward to time off of work. he's been working a lot again. and it drains him. of course it'd drain anyone having to be to work at 430 in the morning and not get home til 6. he's taking off next wednesday so we can spend the day together before i leave. and then he's on his own from wednesday night til sunday night. he'll be fine. he's a better housekeeper than i am most times. so i'm not worried about the house at all. i did throw in a chiro appt for the kiddos on friday though. just to keep it interesting. plus i hate skipping a week with them because it's so helpful for them.

i hope you look back on this year and take the time to treasure the memories. and realize how time is a vapor. and our time here on this earth is short in light of eternity. and look on to next year with the hope of Christ in your heart and life. i know i'm thankful for His love and would have not made it through this past year without it.

happy new year!!

((i'm hoping to get on at least one more time before my california trip next week, if not...it'll be a bit before i'm back...and i'll share the wonderful trip with you all!))

4 loving words from you.:

-stephanie- said...

What an exciting year. And YES, it flew by so fast.
Enjoy your trip and the warmth.

Stephanie said...

It's so fun to look back and see how much we have ALL changed in one year, isn't it? It is also good to be reminded that no matter what circumstances came our way, God was bigger and greater and always faithful. I am SOOOOO excited for this adventure with you!

Emily said...

Happy New Year!!!

Stephanie said...

I too am in awe that men actually sit and most of the time have absolutely nothing on their brains :) Insane, isn't it? How can that be possible. I lay down to go to sleep at night and my mind is running a hundred miles a minute. I have come to the conclusion that they know they don't have to worry about things because they know that we will take care of it - we on the other hand - well we know we have to do it or it won't get done. :) You had a great year - your kiddos are fabulous and you have a wonderful family.

Have fun in CAlifornia!!!!!!!