Monday, December 28, 2009

What's in Store for 2010?

I can't believe the year is almost over! This year has been insanely packed with emotions.

Starting in January, The Father returned from a 13 month deployment to Afghanistan. Those were the longest 13 months of our lives. Originally, he was supposed to be gone for 15 months; I don't know how we would have made it those last two months. Just the 13 and we were at the end of our emotional strings. What kept us going was knowing that in June, he'd be officially off active duty!

February rolled around and we found out we'd be adding a new member to our family! We didn't know where we'd be living when the baby arrived. We were fairly sure we'd be in Texas, where the Father would be attending law school. We were both excited with the prospects.

March and April arrived and it became very clear we wouldn't be moving to Texas. The job market wasn't favorable. The school deferred his acceptance for one year in hopes that we'd be able to find a job/s that would support our growing family and animals.

May was fairly uneventful. We thought we might be moving back to Mississippi but that didn't happen. I finished up my last recital teaching at Classic Steps and started my life as a stay-at-home-mom.

It's a BOY! June was exciting because we found out our little would be a boy. Our house had been on the market for quite some time since we knew we'd be leaving town-just not sure where we were going. The evening we'd decided to pull it off the market, our realtor called and told us someone had made an offer! For the asking price, no less! What were we to do? In the meantime, The Father accepted a job in Nashville. We'd wanted to take our time finding a new home so we ended up moving in to a rental here in Clarksville. He'd have to drive an hour each way every day, but the rent was affordable and we could take our time looking for a home.

July, August, and September passed with out much to note. We'd met our crazy neighbors, decorated a nursery, and complained about The Father's long hours and lack of being home.

October was the best month by far! LBG made his arrival on the 17th! I can't even compare it to the rest of the year. He's changed our lives in more ways than we could have ever imagined.

November was a turning point for us. We'd started looking at houses hoping to move into one before the new year. My very dear friend and her daughter came to visit and meet LBG! It became very apparent breastfeeding wasn't working and on top of that LBG is lactose intolerant. LBG celebrated his first Thanksgiving!

Here we are in December! The Father's parents paid a visit all the way from Connecticut. We celebrated Christmas while they were here. We put in an offer on our dream house (keep crossing your finger, please!) and hope to hear back soon. We've decided to join a CSA, cloth diaper, and learn how to can our own food!

So, that brings me to the question: What's in store for 2010? I don't have a crystal ball so I can't even begin to imagine what will happen. I do know that LBG we continue experiencing lots of firsts (he will even celebrate his first birthday,) we will be living in a new house somewhere, and we will continue to chug along just as we always have!