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Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year!

I can honestly say that 2010 was the quickest year of my life. I think having a baby makes time fly by- maybe because they are constantly changing- physically, mentally, intellectually... it makes it feel like time is going faster than what you're used to. Or maybe time really does fly when you're having fun. In any case, 2010 has been the best year of my life, hands down. 

As I think about all that I want to experience in 2011 I can't help but wonder what this will be the "year of." 2006 was the year of graduating college and starting my career, 2007 was the year of getting an even better job, buying our first home and getting engaged, 2008 was the year of getting married, 2009 was the year of being pregnant with Jackson and 2010 was, of course, the year of having Jackson! I can only imagine the plans God has in place for our family this year and all those to follow. I often have to remind myself that while I do dream big, the dreams He has for me are far bigger. 

I definitely will share all of my new goals for 2011in the next couple of days, but I really want to think them through first and to be honest we haven't had a lot of "thinking" time this week. Lets just say that we have had something like 10 Christmas family get-togethers, a wedding and I'm sad to say also a funeral that will happen in a couple of days as well. My grandma went home to The Lord on New Years Eve after fighting a hard fight against Cancer. So, as you can imagine, life is a little "off" right now as we try to wrap our minds around what is going on. 

If this post seems like one big pot full of half-thought-through thoughts that's because it is. I have so much running through my mind right now. So much I want to do. So much I want to say. So much I want to be, but that will all have to be put on hold for a few more days. 

PS: To add to this randomness I also wanted to capture for Jackson's little eyes to read some day all that he has been learning over the past few weeks. My little man now says quite a few words: mama, dada, nanna, ball, no, up, dog, night night, bye bye and more. He also does sign language for "more", waves bye bye, claps his hands, snorts his nose like a piggy, says moo for a cow, shakes his head no (he does this A LOT and says "no" at the same time), gives kisses, shows us where his tongue is and points to ours, dances, jumps (tries to) and tries to throw a ball. He also tries to "sign" the ABCs when I sing the alphabet song but he's really just moving his fingers around, imitating me. And the walking is progressing- he can get about half way across the room before falling and he climbs on everything. 

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I know there was a crowd waiting for her in Heaven, but it's hard to let go.


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