Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009

Is is the common practice to do at the end of the year I'll reflect a bit on what has happened. 2009 was an alright year for us. It had some great highs and a few lows but nothing I would say made the year "awful" or that I'm happy to see it over.

  • This year I got to watch my son go from a baby to a toddler. :)
  • Even in the tough economic times I kept my job and we were always able to pay the bills. :)
  • We bought out first home. :)
  • Had some family difficulties that are still on going. :(
  • Have continued to battle fairly severe depression to no outside assistance. Post partum was very difficult and then just when I began to stabilize hormones go for a whirlwind again. :(
  • We learned we're expecting baby #2 in July of 2010.

While saying goodbye to 2009 some of my hopes for 2010.

  • Pay off all of our credit card debt and finish 2010 with a balance of zero.
  • Buy a 2nd car with cash.
  • Continue working on the house.
  • Move 'Lil R into a 'big boy' room.
  • Have a healthy baby #2.

There are loads more things I hope to accomplish in the next year but that's a good start. For now, I hope everyone a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Can we just have a Lazy Holiday?

This is our first holiday season in our new house and as such we've been trying to make the most out of it. We decorated the house inside and out. In the process spending way more money then we'd put aside for the year to cover holiday expenses. Next year should be less right? For some reason I doubt that so we'll now be setting aside more money per paycheck to cover the yearly damage. Even thougChristmas2009 018h next year we'll have another small one to buy gifts for they'll only be about 5 months old so I don't think it will be anything extreme. 

Besides financial things through the holiday season is that we're also hosting the family dinner. Originally my husbands family was also going to be coming down but due to unforeseen issues with his sister's job they had to cancel. It will just be my brother's family, us and my father. So not too much but we'll be hosting my dad for two days. This is a first and I'm a bit nervous about it. I've always been the apartment dweller of the family who didn't have the room to host any events so I was always the guest. This is my first big dinner. I'm just a hair bit nervous about it. I had a trial run last Sunday when my Mom came over but I just made a large lasagna for everyone, not turkey and all the fixings.

An update to my crafts to do list. In the picture is our dog Belle sleeping on the tree skirt I finished. I also finished Lil' R's stocking and I'll take a picture of that later, maybe after Santa has filled it up.

I do declare Saturday to be a lazy day for leftovers and TV watching.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Growing Family

One reason I've been absent for a few weeks is that other than just busy life my efficiency rate has dropped severely. The reason why? TaDa....


Yep, we're expecting another little addition to the family who should be arriving around July 20th. I don't have my first doctor's appointment until after the first of the year because we have new insurance starting so the due date may change. Pregnancy hormones are definitely screwing with me, I'm exhausted always and I can't focus on anything for very long it seems. Getting through a work day competently takes almost everything out of me it seems. Ugh.. So now other than hearing about my adventures in crafting I'll also be sharing the adventures on having a 2nd little one. Any advise from those of you out there with multiple little ones already?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Busy Busy

I've been slacking, I know. I haven't written anything in a bit but life has thoroughly gotten in the way. The school semester is over with though and I should be done FOREVER! Yep, I should be receiving my diploma for Master's degree shortly. I know there was doubt I would finish working full time and having a family amidst working on it but though it did take longer I still finished.

Okay so just a filler to apologize for not having written. Working on the next few blogs already. Have a couple topics ahead.

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