Saturday, January 3, 2009

Out with the old, In with the new

2008 is over! Woohoo! Before we look ahead, let's look back at this past year . . . accomplishment wise.

I gave birth to Colby, not an easy birth experience for either of us, but the job was done, that's the main thing. Recovering from a c-section was unpleasant. Since I wasn't expecting to have one, I really wasn't prepared for the pain afterward.

Chloe finally became potty trained . . . all the way. She is even pooping in the potty, something that we didn't expect her to master in 2008.

Sammy started preschool, he loves it! There was only one day of slight whining/crying where he didn't want me to leave.

Lexi started High School. A teenage girl in high school. I feel like I can claim part of this one as an accomplishment also, after all, I have a boy crazed, drama-queen, teen girl and I am still sane . . . maybe barely hanging on, but still sane.

As for me, sometimes I think my big accomplishments are just making it through each day.

What does this upcoming year have in store for us? I'm pretty sure a few things will happen. Colby will start walking, talking, running and making our days even more enjoyable.
Chloe will start preschool in Sams class.
Sam will start Kindergarten.
Lexi will most likely stay a boy crazy, drama filled teenage girl.

I want to learn PhotoshopElements (John bought it for me for my bday), I want to learn to use my camera in manual mode, I want to scrap more pages, and of course there's that darn weight issue (I don't even want to mention that one, yet it keeps coming up every year).

Hopefully, John will work more this year so we can get a savings established. Sure would be nice to have a rainy day fund . . . or a family vacation fund . . . or a Christmas fund . . . all in advance before we need them!

frames by Misty Cato - Happy Birthday Baby Boy kit


Anonymous said...

What beautiful kids! Sounds like a great year! Thank you so much for playing along on my blog :)

Anonymous said...

You do such a good job as a Mom Rachel. You should be very proud of yourself and the sweet kids you have raised. I just love the pics of them.