It's a New Year. I'm sitting here thinking about all the wonderful things that are in my life. We start the new year as a family together sitting watching parades and cartoons. Interesting combination my husband has going on. Does your significant other switch channels all the time? Its irritating but right now it is what it is.
I thought about New Year's resolutions that I had last year. Did I do them all? No I haven't. Am I happy today as I was last year? Well No I'm happy. So that must mean that all those resolutions weren't as important to me as I thought.
So let's see what last year brought me...
We had an awesome winter.
Faith and her sister. Can't see the family resemblence can you?
You probably can't tell but in the middle of the snow on top of my car is a layer of ice. It was so beautiful and deadly at the same time.
In February, my husband and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. Our love is still going strong.
Though it was challenged when he destroyed our backyard with his 4 wheeler.
In March, we legally adopted our son, Jason on March 27th.
In the judge's chambers with my mother at the adoption. Doesn't Jason look so happy?
In April, we celebrated Jason's first birthday with us when he turned 4.
Though his party wasn't until May. We, also, celebrated the new arrival of our 2nd cousin, Alexi.
We, also, said goodbye to my nephew, Will as he got ready to go in the army. We ate at the Golden Corral. We are praying for him daily.
In May, we celebrated my birthday and mother's day. I got some pretty flowers and great drawings. Faith made me a plant that died in days. Faith saw her first parade as well.
In June, we celebrated father's day. Ken was allowed to sleep late and then we had a great time together. We had an awesome summer.
In July, my great nephew Aiden was born.
In August, we had lots of fun playing with the kids and getting ready for the new year at school. My nephew, Scott, started kindergarten.
Faith with my sister-in-laws puppy, Choffi.
The kids at McDonalds. Don't you think this is a great picture? I was shocked at how it came out.
Isn't Tom gorgeous?
In September, Faith went back to school. We watched the WEBN's Fireworks on tv. Totally awesome firework's display. I want to stay at the Covington Mariott next year for it. There is an awesome bridge show that you have to be on the Ohio River to see.
Isn't this spectular?
Faith went to the Alexandria Fair Grounds with her cousins.
We, also, celebrated the arrival of my niece, Gabrielle.
We celebrated my grandma's 90th Birthday party
Doesn't she look great? We found out that grandma was moving to Florida with my aunt that day.
My mom's cousins. Although I don't know how she thinks they aren't mine too.
Jason started preschool as well.
In October, we celebrated Halloween with Jason being a skeleton and Faith as a cat.
We went to Florida to see my brother and sister's families.
Jason was so happy to be out of that car and know we were in Florida.
We saw Aiden for the first time. Doesn't my sister look great for a grandma?
We road a train with the Florida Railroad Museum. We got to see a really neat gunfight on it.
Of course we played on the beach as well. It was high 90's the entire time we were there.
In November, we celebrated Thanksgiving with our families.
We went to the Newport Aquarium with Faith's class. We looked for Santa but didn't find him. We saw sharks, octopus, penguins. The kids were writing a report on penguins. They had a grant to do this field trip. What a great surprise. Afterwards, my husband took me to Joe's Crab Shack for lunch.
In December, we celebrated more Christmas's than I can remember. We had one with my mom where she cried when she opened her gift. I made her a photo album on Snapfish of the last 7 years of our lives. So she got to have a book with all of these pictures. She was so excited and planned on taking it to Florida with her.
Don't you love it when they are that touched with a gift?
We celebrated Christmas with my dad and grannie Fran as well.
We had our private Christmas as well and then on to the cousin's Christmas.
The kids were ecstatic.
Nieces and Nephews Christmas 2009
And of course, we celebrated my husband's 34th birthday.
We went to the mall that day.
Lots has happened this year. Not all good. Not all bad. Babies were born. Feud were started. Weddings are coming. Houses were bought. I've cried, laughed, screamed, and so much more. The point remains. I survived another year. I celebrated another year with my family. Nothing bad matters as long as you have your health, your family, your friends.. thats all that is important. So no resolutions for me this year. Just great times and great friends.