Looking at my Facebook status updates this evening, it seems like the consensus is that 2009 was a crappy year and everyone is ready to seek new and better things in 2010. It’s funny because I really don’t think that was the case for us. Despite some definite challenges during the year — a broken leg for our two-year-old, swine flu for all of us, several bouts of pneumonia and ear infections (the latter requiring a second set of tubes) — I think we had quite a wonderful year.
This was the year that communication with Baby B really took off. She started the year saying basic sentences and now communicates with us better than some adults seem to. A year ago, she never would have said such to me as, “How are we EVER going to get OUT of this garage?” or “We’re going downstairs because a dinosaur tried to bite my mommy,” both of which she said during our excursion to the children’s museum today to celebrate their ball drop at noon.
This is the year that Baby B became potty trained and made our lives so much easier, and it’s also the year in which she moved out of her crib and into a real bed. Two positives for sure.
We also took several great trips this year, flying to Maine to see The Husband’s family and to Denver to visit with my cousin and her family. The Husband was able to manage a trip with friends to Atlanta, and I made a jaunt alone to visit with a very good friend, then we all made the 16-hour (give or take) trek to Oklahoma to visit my sister and meet our newest niece for the first time.
We each ran a couple of 5K races.
We found our awesome babysitter this year, and The Husband and I have really tried to take advantage of opportunities to enjoy date nights and connect in an environment outside home and child responsibilities.
There may have been some goals we had hoped to achieve during the year but didn’t, but I think overall it was a great year, and I look forward to seeing what 2010 has in store for our family.
I do have three New Year’s resolutions for the new year:
1. Train for a half marathon in March.
2. Waste less food. (We tend to forget that we bought certain things — like produce and snacks — and don’t remember it’s there until after it’s gone bad.)
3. Take our first week-long vacation since our honeymoon almost five years ago.
Wishing you all the best in the coming year!