I'm welcoming 2012 with fresh eyes. Happy eyes. I'm leaving 2011 behind me, letting it go, but taking what I learned and setting new rules for myself. Rules mainly about what thoughts I allow my brain to digress on, because afterall, that's what I can control.
I know most of you are thinking of Valentine's Day or Spring already, but I'm just now closing up the holidays and thinking about the new year. My days move a million miles an hour and my head is always weeks behind. It's how I roll now.
2011 was, um, crappy. With three moves, bed rest, twins in hospitals far too long, unexpected news & set backs, I am HAPPILY welcoming 2012.
I firmly believe that we are not given more than we can handle. It was proven to me this year, as too many times I didn't know how I was ever going to make it out alive. And I also believe, as cliche as it sounds, things fall upon us specifically for a reason. Really believing that gives me a lot of strength and boosted confidence to keep going, just do it, and be happy. If I've been given it, I MUST have the strength to conquer it.
I know 2012 isn't going to come and go without it's surprises and hardships, some I already know I'm in store for. But at least I know now I can do hard things. I've proven that to myself in 2011. But please Wy, let's not move or have another baby for a while (or ever!), okay?
2011 year in review: the stuff you haven't seen
(Fair warning- this is obnoxiously long. If you're just interested in seeing the holidays skip to about 5 minutes)
What I loved about 2011:
Meeting the boys
moving out of Saginaw
moving back to our old hood
meeting two more new nephews
endless and genuine service from family and friends
the summer of yes!
lagoon, nielsens custard, late warm nights on the lawn, the country club swimming
Tate learns to ride a bike with no training wheels, takes tennis and plays on her first tee-ball team
girls trip to Vegas with mom
Having Wy home w/no work, no school for 3 months!
seeing our new home & neighborhood in Bloomfield Hills
It is a good life!
swear, the next post won't be a video.