Saturday, December 10, 2011

Reflecting Back

As I lay here watching Christmas Vacation with my daughter fast asleep beside me I wonder where this year has gone. I can't believe 2012 will be here in a matter of weeks.

So many changes this year. The kids are now 7, 9 and 17. My baby is now in second grade and my stepdaughter will be graduating in June. Where has the time gone?  Our local ice rink closed at the beginning of June. Little Bee stopped skating and started playing soccer. She's enjoying it and finds it to be much warmer. I'm gonna miss my figure skater. My son is now playing hockey at a rink an hour away from home. It's a change but he's adjusting well. Ironically enough, the rink was finally purchased and reopened with one rink operational just a few weeks ago. Not sure if we'll be returning next season or not.  It was like family there but the hubby gets to see all of Goalieboy's games and practices at the new rink. So we'll see.

After being out of work for close to two years I finally found a job.  I'm really enjoying it and the hours are during  school.  Hoping it will soon relieve the financial pressure on my husband, who's been working two jobs since the spring.  He's so exhausted but refuses to give it up just yet.

I'm hoping 2012 will bring us good tidings. I think things are finally looking up.

In May I'll be married 10 years. We've had our ups and downs but our love has survived.

Looking back on 10 years here's a few milestone:

We've moved 3 times (plus once 3 months before we got married). 

Purchased our first house three years ago.

Two healthy and happy kids.

Several jobs for hubby....I've lost count.

Had my patents live with us for five years and lived to tell about it ( and our marriage intact).  Those years were very stressful. 

Worked a thankless retail management 60-70 hours a week. Got injured at work and reinjured a few years later.

And here we are now heading towards our ten year anniversary.  Wow!  I'm proud of my family and love them more than anything. I am so blessed.

How has 2011 treated you and your family?  Was it a good year?  Are you excited for the New Year?

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