Well my friends, another year is over. Not only that, but another decade will be starting. This past decade has been quite a wild ride for all of us I think. Crazy elections where we all learned what a "hanging chad" was, 9/11, war, the economy deciding it had been too long since it visited the toilet. . .
For me personally, life is a lot different than it was as the year 2000 dawned. I was still married to a civilian, and we only had one child. My mom and all my grandparents were still alive. (along with 3 great grandparents!) I was still living in Houston and did not foresee a time when we would ever move away, and back then, I didn't have any step siblings. Or nieces or nephews. There has been a lot of loss, but a lot gained as well. Life moves on, the circle of life, hakuna matata and all that.
So, because writer's block is still camping out in my head, let's take a look back at what has happened in my little corner of the internet this past year.
January- We spent New Year's visiting family, and then started slowly rennovating our house, which included vanquishing the scary wallpaper.
February- I introduced the hubby and our children to Cirque du Soleil.
March-Hannah and the spider incident.
April- An eventful month. We did more rennovations, and started our garden, Easter came and went. Logan learned to pedal a bike, and Ryan turned 9. Me and the hubby became poison ivy experts, and I won a parenting battle.
May- The hubby and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary, I got really sick and had "fun" navigating the military medicine system, and Hannah drew her first picture where you can kinda tell what it is.
June-Logan turned 5, Hannah cut her hair, we had a backyard visitor, and we went to NYC as a family.
July-Chip the dog came home to us, our garden continued to kind of grow, the new Harry Potter came out, and Hannah turned 3.
August-me and the kids visited Missouri, where Logan finally got over his aversion to swimming pools (mostly), and then we went on a family vacation to Tybee Island.
September-We started our second year of homeschooling, went on a field trip to a dairy farm, and had our garden grow a mutant cucumber.
October-the blahs and writer's block hit hard, and I chronicled the "joys" of navigating parenting a preteen. Halloween happened, but I didn't blog about it really.
November- homeschooling kept chugging along, I had a few emo posts, Lindsay turned 7, Thanksgiving happened, and then I started to try to get into the Christmas spirit.
December-Hannah cut her hair. (again.) Christmas came and went. (again.)
So that was the year! I hope everyone has a fun New Year's! We'll be at home, as usual, hanging out with snacks, some small fireworks, and the kids. I'm not going to a fancy party, but I'll have 5 people to kiss at midnight, so that's not too shabby.
Everyone be good, and safe, and I'll catch all you peeps on the flip side, in 2010!