Can you believe that it really is going to be another year? I look at how I started this year, and am so proud of how I finished it.
In January my friend Kerstin started my blog for me. It was one of the BEST things for me. I have a love for pictures, and I love telling stories. Seems like blogging is the perfect fit for me.
In February we celebrated Valentine's day. Paul surprised me with a dozen beautiful red roses, and of course candy. I had my first REAL Idaho vending day, and realized how hard Paul really does work. I loved him more after that day.
In March I realized Savannah's imagination. I was able to take her on a Mommy/Daughter date that I will never forget. It was this month that we started to buy furniture for our empty house, and actually started to love my house. We celebrated Easter, and started to plan our BIG trip to Disneyland.
In April we celebrated our 9th year of wedded bliss, and I turned the ripe old age of 27. I finally admitted to my Dooney and Bourke addiction. =) I hated West Jordan, because of all of the WIND. We started flyin' kites, and enjoying our yard.
In May I got to celebrate being a Mother. It is a privilege to be Savannah's Mom. I am a lucky girl. I "trained" to run a 5k with all my friends. It was fun, and wouldn't have made it without someone running next to me! I started to really work with Savannah on her colors, and we had all of our fun "color days"!
In June we FINALLY get to Disneyland. It was one of the BEST weeks of my whole year. We continue with all of our home improvements. I admit to my cleaning product addiction, and make a few new friends in the process.
In July we cut Savannah's hair (gasp!). I still regret it. I love it, but it was SO MUCH easier to do when it was long. We enjoy summer activities like parades and the zoo. I bought "the dyson" that ruined my carpet, and made the next 3 months HARD! We had the firework show to remember, and one that I hope we can top next year. We bought the silver bullet(my car), and of course continued to do home improvements.
In August Paul and I figured out how much we really do LOVE each other. It was the start to one of our biggest trials. We got lots of hot dates, and I finally decided to cut back my hours at work so that I could be with the two most important people in my life. We cried, we held each other tight, and we endured.In September our trial continued. It was hard. We had Wally come stay for a couple of weeks. We went on more hot dates, and rekindled our flame. I took 10 days off work, and loved being a wife and Mom. I made huge decisions, and never looked back. I realized Paul loves me for better and for worse, and I love him the same.
In October we realized that being together and getting to know each other again was what the Dr. ordered. Paul celebrated 30 years and Savannah celebrated 4 years. We started making new traditions, and making fun memories with just the 3 of us.
In November I got in the Christmas spirit early. We shopped, wrapped all of our presents, and enjoyed Thanksgiving. Savannah also got to enjoy her first hot date with Uncle Shane.
December has been wonderful and stress free. It was a perfect way to end the year. I've learned a lot about myself, my marriage, my family, and I made BIG changes. Paul and I have talked at length about our new year. It is going to be full of goals, achievements, a vacation or 2, and maybe even a bun in the oven to end our 2009.
Happy New Year!