Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015, and GO

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Epiphany!  Oh, and if you had a birthday in 2014 Happy Birthday, too! I'm approaching nearly two months since my last post.  Geez, has it really been that long?  Have you missed me?  The over-sharer in me wants to cry, there has been so much I have wanted to post.  Mostly, I have wanted to share musings of these little humans that have infiltrated our home :), but haven't managed to log on to write the post.

Our trip to North Carolina was wonderful.  It flew by, though.  When we were home this summer it didn't seem to fly by as quickly even though we were home for the same amount of time.  Crazy.  Becket is still an awesome baby and I thank God everyday.


We were blessed with a wonderful Christmas.  My kids really seemed to enjoy themselves.  It was so great to watch what excited them this year.  I shouldn't have been surprised that they were excited about it being Jesus' birthday since my kids LOVE birthdays.  But they were.  Santa is a really easy sell, but they were so excited to sing Happy Birthday before we began opening their gifts.  I can't wait to see how our traditions evolve in years to come. We got a nasty stomach thing that floated through the house over the holidays.  According to my Timehop app this seems to be a reoccuring thing.  This is one tradition that can end this year!
Christmas! Now that's what's up!

The new year!!!!  We had a great time with friends ringing in the new year. 2014, overall, was such a great year for us.  I don't know if I have ever looked back on a year and thought "Dang, what an awesome year!"  I try not to dwell on the bad or any suffering that Chris or I may have to endure, because it's part of life.  But for a while it felt like we got our head out of water just to be dunked back down again.  2014 had it's own set of struggles, but I wasn't ready for it to be over like I had years prior.

My main squeeze!


2015 is going to be awesome.  Lots of changes.  The biggest change is The Land will be moving south.  This will be our first PCS since Chris joined the Army six years ago.  I am nervous and excited at the same time.  I'm comfortable here.  And I'm terrible with goodbyes.  Thank God for social media!  Though I'm an extrovert, I have a lot of anxiety meeting people and making new friends.  Here's a little secret about how crazy I am.  After a social event like a cook out, parish picnic,...heck a family reunion, I could work myself up to the point I can't sleep that evening.  I worry about how I was perceived, if I showed too much crazy at one time, or if I unintentionally hurt someones feelings. Wasted energy spent at least 90% of the time.  See, crazy.

Last year I chose a word for the year.  For the first time choosing a word of the year I think I did a pretty good job coming back to it throughout 2014.  I haven't been smack over the head with word for 2015 yet.  I'm hope it comes to me soon.

This year I used this saint generator to give each person in the family a saint for the year.  I will create a post soon about these saints soon. I can't commit to a pinky swear or anything that the post will actually get written, because my last post was almost two months ago...but I will try not to leave you hangin'.  I'm sure the suspense is killing you all ;) Seriously, I'm excited about who we were given.  You should should do the same thing.

So, I found out today that I won a give away that my friend, Ashley, was hosting at her blog, Between the Linens.  I'm stoked because yours truly never wins.  But I did this time, yo.  I wish I would have thought to write this post a few days ago so you could have had a chance.  But I'm absent minded, and the dots did not connect this time.  And for that I'm sorry.  But you should go check out her blog.  She's like a bajillon times smarter than me with lots of information to share.  Seriously, check it!

I will try not to be gone quite so long next time.  Peace, interwebz