A New Year

As 2017 drew to a close and 2018 draws to an open my little family has so much to be thankful for. 2017 was a rollercoaster: we bought our first home, learned just how strong our marriage was (through redecorating, buis, health issues, and the struggles of a constantly changing schedule), and learned that we were having a new addition to our family. We’ve argued and been pissy, we’ve laughed and we’ve cried, we’ve learned that there is nothing we can’t overcome as long as we face it together.

We’ve learned to be thankful for the people who choose to be a part of our lives and that those who make the choice to not be are no better or worse. We are thankful for all that we have accomplished and all the challenges we have overcome. As I look back I can’t believe I left the first job I ever had after six and a half years of dedication, I’ve started a new career with a company that values me to no end. My husband and I have spent more time together in the last six months than we have been able to in the last three years due to the consistency of our schedules. Our baby boy has slowly changed from the little ham he was into this sassy little person who knows exactly what he wants, when he wants it, and how he wants it—it’s like looking in a little mirror that shows a mini version of his dad with all the sass and personality of his mama.

To put it simply 2017 was a year of growth – we did things we only hoped to do. We changed our lives in ways we never imagined we would. We choose to expand our little family with a new addition and to appreciate those who make the time to be a part of our lives. We’ve grown. We’ve matured. We’ve remained the same clueless people we started as. We’ve gained some friends who have become family and lost some friends who we thought were family and yet we have learned that life goes on. Here’s to the new adventures, thrills, and dreams that become reality in 2018.

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