Back in January, Chelsea was an extremely difficult two-year-old. Now, a year later, she is a sweet, energetic, strong-willed (some things just don't change), big sister who is, more-often-than-not, helpful and has me smiling at the end of the day.
Alexa was just six months old with two teeth and barely learning how to stand unsupported. Now, she's running around trying to keep up with her big sis and talking everybody's ears off!
Andrew got promoted in his job to Help Desk at Fidelity, had to work Sunday's for a few months (not. fun.) until he changed teams. He also managed to go an entire year without growing a beard or mustache. He doesn't view that as an accomplishment, but I certainly do (not a fan of the
As for me, I feel like last year was an eternity ago! I look at photos of myself then and now and barely recognize myself! How did I ever look so tiny?! The human body is pretty incredible. I feel like I've learned so much this year, too. I've *sort of* figured out how to juggle multiple children, I've become better at planning parties and get-togethers, I've gotten more in touch with my emotional side, I've learned more about my children and what motivates them, and I've become quite the creative story-teller!
It's been a really good year, and even though it seems so long ago, I can't believe it's already over.
I hope when you look back on your year, you feel inspired by the progress you've made. I hope you remember all the accomplishments and steps forward that you've made. Try not to linger on the goals you didn't reach or achieve, but determine to do even better this year and look forward to it. We've certainly got a few exciting things planned for this coming year, the most immediate being bringing a baby boy into this world, and even though I know it will be a challenge, and I often feel overcome with the stress that change brings, I know that this will be a wonderful change and that our family will be even better because of it.
Thanks for sticking with us this year! Here's to a fabulous new one!
Here are some of my favorite posts from the year, one from every month (click on the picture or the link below to be taken to the corresponding post). What's one of your favorite memories from this year? Leave a comment!
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