Tuesday, December 21, 2010

1 year really?

It has been over a year since I have blogged! 2010 has been a whirl wind year. I went back to school so I can finish my bachelors degree and I have been going non stop ever since. The only blogging I have done is for Intercultural communication and I have over 100 posts! So I apologize that I haven't had a free moment.

This year has been extremely hard for Todd and I. We have been trying to buy a house, we saved money, and did everything we were told to do. Then 2 weeks before closing, rules had changed and we were not made aware of it. So we lost the house and about $3K in our hard earned money.

I feel like I haven't had time to go to church, which really means I have been so selfish and lazy. I feel it too. I feel like there is something missing and I know it is because I have been disconnected from God. So Todd and I have both made the commitment to start going no matter what. It is hard for me, because he is not always here to go, but I am going to go by myself regardless. I need to go.

Leah is growing into such a young lady and I feel like it was yesterday when was laying in my arms in the hospital. Now she is 13, babysitting, boyfriends, and boobs! We are so very proud of her. She is taking her SAT this January as she was chosen because of her high TAKS scores. She made the cheer squad, the "A" Volleyball team and now she is training to run track in the spring. She has remained humble, generous and has such a big heart for her family. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful young lady.

Lacey will be needing braces ASAP! She also gets a cell phone at the end of this school year. She proved to us that she is responsible by making A's in school and also making sure her chores are done at home. She has really changed over the last year. She is getting taller and more dramatic for sure! She still has the ability to make anyone laugh and has the best dance moves EVER! She said that she is too embarrassed to dance in front of people, but we all know that is not true!

Julie had a hard transition into the 2nd grade but she is doing great and is making A's and B's. She started playing softball this year and she was really good and really enjoyed it. She cannot wait until spring season to start playing again. She is becoming a little lady herself. She finally is becoming less independent on her sisters and started doing her own thing. She is a lot like Leah when she was younger. Jules loves her cousins and is almost always willing to help when she is needed. She bring so much happiness and completes are family so well.

Well, in a nutshell, that has been our year. I will try and put more into my blog in 2011. I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I will close with this.

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I thank you everyone for being in my life.

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