Wednesday, January 18, 2012

May-December 2011 Cliff note style

I am so thankful we have turned the page called 2011...that was a chapter in my life that was by far one of the hardest, but I also grew as a person and would not be who I am today without the trials and heart ache I experienced.

Last May I was hit hard. We moved twice, ending up in our new little home on May 6th, I got divorced on May 9th (although it felt official 2 years ago) and then my Dad got Pneumonia and passed away on May 25th, a day before his wedding Anniversary date. I look back now and think, wow, God says He will never give us more than we can handle. He's right...with Him, I was able to get through it all, but I am looking forward to this new year and all it has to offer.

Now to play catch up from last year to now. (I am pretty sure this post will be all over the place) I will say, that the most IMPORTANT topic at hand is that my little man has his very FIRST loose tooth!! I had no idea how exciting this news was going to be for me, but it was!! He is such a gem, and we find joy together every day. We just celebrated his 6th birthday on January 7th. We had his party at Laser Quest (thanks to Uncle Scott) and had a blast! I am pretty sure the adults had as much fun, if not more than the kids! ;)

Prior to that, we had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. Christmas night, after a wonderful day of opening presents, brunch with loved ones and sledding, we got home pretty late. Easton stopped in the doorway of my bedroom, clasped his hands together, bowed his head and said oh so reverently & emphatically..."Thank you Santa" was so stinkin precious!! Then I was like, Hey! What about me?? :)

Another HUGE milestone that happened was Easton started Kindergarten! July 6th to be exact!! He has been a model student thus far. He is a little encourager I have been told by his wonderful teacher Miss Hippen. I could not be prouder!!

He played baseball again for Cherry Creek Little League and then played flag football with AYL...he was on the Rebels Black. He loved both and is looking to spring baseball, we are going to try AYL out for baseball now.

In July we took a day trip up to Grand Lake to see my "Kindred" Leah and meet her baby girl Olivia!! It is ALWAYS fabulous seeing her and her whole family! Olivia was absolutely precious!!

We have had 3 guests in our home since we moved. My Uncle Lars was first, he was on a motorcycle trip with a buddy and he stayed for a few days. We went up to the top of Mt. Evans, Beau Jo's and a trip to Ikea. It was so fantastic seeing him! Then my Mother In Law (Gramma Sharon) came out for 7 days, we had such wonderful and thoughtful conversations, it was great bonding time. Then my Father In Law (Grampa Ken) visited for 11 days through Thanksgiving. We did a lot of relaxing and playing tons of games :) I am blessed to have them all in my life!

Lastly, Easton had an opportunity during his winter break to go with his Dad and his Dad's girlfriend to Seattle and then they went to CA to go to Disney Land. He is still talking about it.

I am one incredibly blessed woman and try to thank God daily...may this year bless you all and make sure to take time to reflect on everything you are thankful for!

I still need to add Christmas and Birthday pictures...soon!

1 comment:

Monika said...

I love you dear friend! What a ride this past year was for you. But as always you handle everything amazingly. You are blessed and I am blessed to know you! Here's to a fantastic 2012!!!