So, a new year is upon us, and I have been reminiscing about the year that has just passed. It seems as the years go by time speeds up and slows down at the same time. I just found this absolutely profound little movie, and I have to say, it really expressed how we should enjoy what we have right now. Check out the movie here. It ends with one of my new favorite quotes "The Days Are Long, But The Years Are Short".
All these thoughts have me remembering the year past. 2008 for us was filled with big changes, and little moments all of which created a year of memories, growth and learning. So without order, here are some of my reminiscing of the year.
Mick and I celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary.
We made a move of over 300 miles from Southern California to Northern California where Mick started a new job with a new company. This was a complete shock to me, and if you had told me a year and a half ago that we would be moving that far, I would have thought you crazy. While the move has both good and bad elements (farther away from sick grandma, but nice little town, better job, etc), it again reminds me that life is frequently unexpected, and all the planning in the world can not make it come true. I never planned to have 3 children 18 months apart, I got the shock of my life when I discovered Conor had a life threatening allergy to peanuts (I never even heard of a life threatening allergy before), and even grandparent illness can come on unexpectedly without notice. Life can and frequently will change in an instant, it is more about how that instant effects our change long term.
Conor decided his Nana was cute, and now refers to her as Cutie. He likes to go by her and say "Hi Cutie" and run away, proud of his cleverness. It makes everyone smile including Conor.
I ran my first Marathon. (I finished, but had a little visit to the hospital after for dehydration. Long story)
We got our first real nebulizer. (No more of those sissy inhaler things for us!)
Michael and Natalie started Kindergarten this past September.
Conor taught himself to read a month before his 4th birthday.
Conor outgrew his allergy to eggs, and we now have eggs back in the house again. Yea!!!!!!
I started this blog, which has turned into a great outlet for me to express all my frustrations, triumphs, emotions, and joys. It has now turned into sort of a memoir for myself of our past year and our day to day journeys. I have always loved to be creative, make things, and write for myself, but never over such a long term. The fact that I am able to put together a blog that people might even read - (yikes, someone is reading this???) is a great accomplishment for myself for the previously year.