Friday, January 2, 2009

Goodbye 2008

2008 was an interesting year for us - our busiest ever! Here are a few of our "goodbye/hello" moments from the year:
Goodbye crawling...
Hello mobility!!
Bye bye Crus Corvi...

Hello New House!

So long to one baby....

And hello to another :)

This last year has been so full of challenges and changes! Moving (twice), the interesting second pregnancy, adjusting to life with 2 children and working from home. We've found out which of our friends are really there for us no matter what, and who is, let's say "fairweather". I learned so much about myself and about Bryan - who knew he was so incredibly handy! I've watched Lauren grow into a full blown crazy toddler and have loved (almost) every minute of it. I found that no matter how many children you have, you have more than enough love in your heart to go around. I learned to embrace change and to look forward to what comes next, even though it can be incredibly scary sometimes. Every sacrifice Bryan and I have made in the last year has been more than worth it, and we've made our fair share of them :). I don't know if I can say that I'll necessarily miss 2008 - I'm definitely ready for 2009.
So here's to 2009 - may you be a funner, quiter, calmer year with no pregnancies (in this family), more laughs, less use of power tools, more time with family and friends! And of course, more cowbell :)


j. said...

i love this post.

it gave me the tingles. you know, the tingles you get when something hits home.

anyways...besides loving your words, i am sad that you figured out that we are only fair weather friends. dang it. we were hoping to fool you a bit longer.

Holly Strong said...

Such a fun and creative post. I cna't believe there were so many changes, so easy to forget how crazy it was. I too am not incredibly sad to say goodbye to 2008 I sure hope 2009 is better. And "no matter how crazy life gets remember you are stuck with us...your family." LOL not to reassuring, huh!!!!