Tasha did a “Year in Review” post around her birthday last year and then I felt the pressure to follow suit. I guess I still feel the need to keep up with the high standards she sets. Let’s focus on the positive for this post, shall we?
-Dewey became a part of our family. We love her so much and I think James might even love her more. She is the perfect fit for our little family even though she has WAY more energy than any of us.
-Jeremy and I had some pretty epic trips this year, but we take quick jaunts that usually only last about 3 days. I got to finally visit St. Thomas with my mom and see my cousin tie- the-knot. This trip was a pretty big deal because it was amazing to have some one-on-one bonding time with my mama and it was the longest I have been away from James, so hard to leave him, but very worth it.
-Speaking of trips….seeing the JT/JAY Z show in LA at the Rose Bowl was pretty much a mind blower. The concert was a night to remember and the trip was one for the ages. In fact, I am lucky enough to get to see JT again in a few weeks!
Staying on topic, this year marked the first year since Jer and I met that we haven’t had a wedding on the books. We have loved being a part of all of our loved ones special days and have gotten to see some pretty cool places along the way. We wouldn’t trade any of it, but it is a little freeing not to have all of our travel decided for us. In fact we have no trips on the books at this very moment. Perhaps this year we will take more then a long weekend a pick a place we want to visit. Novel idea isn’t it?!?!?!
-James and I started taking a mom-and-tot class together. It is sort of like a pre-pre-school where you are with them the whole time. He loves it and gets so excited on each Tuesday when he knows it’s time for us to go to “school”. I can’t believe the day is going to come where he will actually go to school, but this seems like a pretty good way for James (and mom) to ease into it.
In addition, I have watched many friends become moms (including Tash) or add to their existing families. It has been so fun to share in their joy and meet all the little ones or at least see lots of pics. I think this will be going on for many years to come and I cannot wait.
PS. Writing this post naturally makes think of things I want to see and do in this next year, but I figure I will save all that good stuff for January, but it really has got me thinking….