I'm the first person to admit I like things shiny and new. New years are no exception.
Usually, I'm happy to see a year go: I like the promise of a fresh start and the (happily) unexpected. But 2010 was a fantastic year to us, and I am a wee bit sad to see it go.
In January, we found out we were having a surprise! baby.
In February, Griffin turned eight.
In March, Aaron (who's from Michigan, 'cause you know no native Kansan is this crazy) and Darwin built the most gigantic snowman.
In April, we spent an obscene amount of money and had two dead trees removed. (Two days later, a huge wind storm would have surely made one of them crash into the house.)
In May, the boys gardened while I was on bedrest. (Notice how I'm not talking about the crazy-awful pregnancy.)
In June, Darwin turned six. Six!
In July, I was tortured by something horrifically frightening in our garage.
In August, I completed my first quilt...
... and days later we welcomed Emerson.
In September a water-main broke, which is located under our driveway.
In October, we visited the pumpkin patch (hands down, my most favorite day of the year).
In November, we celebrated Thanksgiving (and was extremely grateful to have Aaron home since being gone since Halloween).
In December, we went to Michigan and relished our Daddy time as he was hardly home this month.
January is already full of big excitement and plans - Aaron's already booked out for the month (but some of it will be home!), I received a rockin' promotion with my company, Griffin and Darwin continue to stump us with their intelligence and humor, and Emerson squeals. No, I mean, squeals!
Happy new year! May this be the best one yet!