Happy New Year! I am so excited for this new year because I have 2 resolutions.
1- Have a baby. That will (hopefully) be soon. Then I’m done with that for the year!
2- Survive. Seems easy enough, right? I have no grand ideas about learning a new skill or doing much else than having the kids and well, surviving.
So Let’s talk about last year!
January- My job with the horses was still very new. I started working there 6 days a week. My ankles swelled with the miles and miles I ended up walking every day. It snowed a few times. We went sledding. Juice decided to paint our house.
February- There were more horses. Which I loved. And Butterfly had a party at school that I was able to go to for about 20 minutes. She also lost another tooth!
March- Butterfly had her first sleep over with a friend. Then then friend moved away across the country. We miss them still. Juice continued to paint our house. He had a birthday (shout horray!) and we went to the dentist. Butterfly lost yet another tooth.
April- The boys turned 4. We went to Build a Bear. We also had a big animal party which was awesome! My parents came to visit and we went downtown. We also drove all over following the trail of the guy who killed Lincoln. That was pretty cool. We went to Baltimore. We went to the American Girl store and rode horses. (Well, me and the kids did. My parents don’t ride.) Easter, where Juice and I ended up with some kind of stomach ailment.
May- The kids did their first horse show and each got several ribbons! Butterfly turned 7! We had a horse themed party at the barn. It was HOT. I discovered I was pregnant. The boys went camping for the first time with Daddy. We went to Assateague for the day with our good friend Lavender. She was becoming increasingly sick.
June- Last day of school! We went blueberry picking for the first time and got close to 8 lbs of berries. I started a few weeks of summer camp at the barn. It was getting hotter. The kids were able to join me for a week of summer camp. Very fun!
July- We went to see the fireworks in Frederick this year, because our fireworks were cancelled due to a freak storm that wiped out almost everyone’s power. We went berry picking again and got close to 10 lbs of berries. They were gone in a week. We went swimming a few times. Butterfly did ELO (summer school) and the boys and I did a few activities with their preschool.
August- I went to New York with my good friend Lolli for a blogging conference. It was awesome! We came back and the next day, left for Utah. Pirate cut Butterfly’s hair. We spent 2 weeks in Utah having a great time with family. It wasn’t as hot there. My grandparents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Our good friend Lavender died days after we returned. School started again for Butterfly who is now in 2nd grade!
September- We went to our annual Labor Day Parade. I was still pregnant and starting to slow down a bit. My Dad came out for business and spent the weekend with us. We went to the county fair. The kids had their second horse show and got a few new ribbons.
October- We had a hurricane. The kids were cute as a witch, and transformers this year for Halloween. I cut back on my hours at the barn even more.
November- We had Thanksgiving with our friends from the barn at their house this year. It was great! Our kids were the only ones there and we had a huge debate on having more than one kid. I got to be the expert. We set up our Christmas tree early. Juice went to New York to help clean up from the hurricane. Then he turned around and went to Chicago for his yearly business trip the day he came home. I got tired and stopped sleeping with the pregnancy.
December- The kids got very cute clothes for Christmas. We took the kids to see the city lights with the boys’ preschool. Christmas was a success! The 3 favorite toys being Pikman 2 on the Wii, plush Pikmen and a plush chomper ball thing from Mario Kart. We started ripping out the floor of our house to put down nicer stuff. Still pregnant. My job ended due to baby. Saying goodbye to everyone at the barn (even for a short while) was harder than I thought. Also harder than we thought: putting in new floor. Still pregnant.