Thursday, December 31, 2009


In the last decade:

  • I graduated from college (Go Cyclones!!!)
  • I got my first car (and 2nd and 3rd!)
  • I moved to Kansas City. Then to Indianapolis. Then back to Kansas City.
  • I got my first job and my first apartment alone!
  • I met and married my sweet Jeff!
  • I ran the Chicago Marathon.
  • I bought my first house (with Jeff!) (And our 2nd house too)
  • I watched my brother and Dad get married in the same year!
  • I got my first dog (while not with my family) - Isabel!
  • I said goodbye to our sweet dog, Gabe.
  • I discovered scrapbooking and became addicted!
  • I got my Master's Degree.
  • I taught Spanish for 8 years.
  • I gave birth to my beautiful daughter, Kennedy.
  • I had a stroke, learned I had 2 major health issues, then had 4 surgeries.
  • I took trips to Estes Park, CO, Disney World, San Francisco, Mexico, Myrtle Beach, Branson, , Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, South Dakota (Mt Rushmore & The Badlands), CHA in Florida, New York City.
  • I watched my Dad battle Leukemia and recover from 3 strokes.
  • I watched my Mom and Grandmother deal with kidney failure.
  • I buried by second child, my son Sam.
  • I was born again and thank God daily for the blessings he has given me.

I know sooo much more has happened over the last 10yrs. But these really stand out to me. I can't wait to see what the next decade brings!!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Kennedy & Elijah visiting Santa at Bass Pro!

So, I have obviously neglected this blog for the last month! Oops! The holidays get crazy I tell ya!

BUT.....I have signed on to the the Project 365 Photography style!!! So, I am going to take a photo a day, every day of the year. I can't promise that I will post them to my blog daily, but I promise I will weekly! I am doing this with some other mommy friends and I think it will be a blast! So.....stay tuned for many more updates from this blog!!!!
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