Wednesday, December 30, 2009

End of 2009

Hello Everyone,

It has been a very long time since I posted to my site. I am going to work harder in 2010 to update more often. I enjoy writing and sharing.

2009 was a crazy year. It started with my husbands mom passing on January 14th. That was very emotional for all of us especially my husband and the kids. She was in our home in hospice care and she died in peace. She is in a much better place. She was a wonderful lady that inspired me in soooo many ways.

I had resigned from my job in late 2008 to stay home and help with mom. I then decided that it was probably best to stay home for this year and help with Dad and the kids.

I started running and ran my first half marathon in April. Completed the Nashville Rock N Roll 1/2 marathon. Wow! It was fun and exciting. I had never been to Nashville before what a great city. I got to visit with two good friends. I also saw my new favorite artist Jason Mraz and one of my all time favorites Dave Mathews Band at Vanderbilt.

School came to an end for the summer and the kids and I jumped in the car for a 6 week road trip. What a blast. Bob joined us for the first 10 days and then flew in every other week to take us to the next destination. We started on June 26th and got home August 3rd. We saw DC, Cape Cod, Burlington, VT, Niagara Falls, Lion's Head, Canada one of the most beautiful places on earth, Michigan and then home sweet home.

School started again and the children are doing fabulous. I have decided to keep busy by volunteering to the PTO to help with the 5k road race in February. We already have 200 registrations and many more to come after the first of the year.

Bren played soccer this fall, Owie found out that baseball is his sport and Sammi will continue with her art. Also she ended the year riding Jack and has told me her new sport is horseback riding. I guess we need to play the lottery.

I also trained for another 1/2 Marathon on Thanksgiving day. It was lots of fun and reached my personal goal. I started working out in August and have lost 25lbs with more to lose. I owe my success to my husband and trainer. It is a lot of work but they both keep me on task.

We still care for my husband's dad and he has started to decline with his memory. It has been a challenge that we have taken with grace.

I have learned a lot this year. If you think it is perfect it probably is not. I have learned that love doesn't always mean easy. Although our summer vacation earned perfection from children behaving, to wonderful friends and family. I can't wait to see what 2010 holds. I am sure a job and lots of fun. Hope everyone has a happy last day of 2009.

I am claiming 2010 the year of Family, Friends and lots of Fun.

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