It was a year of change.
A year of tears.
A year of fun.
*We sold our 2nd house and moved to The Midwest.
*Jack learned to ski.
*Carter joined Junior Great Books at school.
*Our middle child was potty trained.
*We drove cross country and lived to tell about it. And, laugh about it.
*I traveled to Texas 5 times in 6 months. The kids, 3 times. Blake, 3 as well.
*Carter received his First Holy Communion.
*We saw the Grand Canyon.
*Lainey met Mickey Mouse for the 1st time. Jack for the 2nd. Carter for the 3rd.
*We said goodbye to a Grandfather.
*Our extended family grew.
*Carter surfed the La Jolla shores and snorkeled in the cove.
*I joined Team Caroline and watched my amazing sister fight and pull through like she never has before.
*I learned to pray like I never have before.
*I ate my first In-N-Out burger. Yeah. It's worth mentioning.
I'd like to look back on 2009 and picture this...
Or this. Would you look at that? We almost look like a normal family there!
But, instead, I'll likely recall all of this...
And, of course, THIS.
It's all good, blogger peeps. We're a typically loud, someone's-always-crying, predictably chaotic mess of a family, but we own it.
Here's to a crazy 2010!