Thursday, January 6, 2011

Another New Year

WHERE does the time go? It seems to fly by in the blink of an eye. All those other cheesy saying apply here also. But time really does seem to keep speeding up with every year that passes. I suppose as we get older we are just more aware of how it could end at any time.

The past year has been incredbile!

1. We adopted a baby boy-- Aiden Richard Barnum.

2. We got out of foster care-- WAY too much stress for our family.

3. Jessica started "real" school..... I wasn't a very strict or diligent teacher.

4. Joe is a Freshman in high school.

5. Alexis is a Senior in High school.

6. Bill and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary.

Those are the important ones. The little ones.... well you know.... they sound like lines from a really bad horror movie!

We fought the good fight and got Jessica a new teacher when the 1st one didn't work out so well, Aiden can drink from a straw and poop the biggest stinkiest bombs ever, Joe started shaving his pencil mustache, and Alexis fell in looooove (a few times). Bill had his ups and downs at work and is kind of stuck there for now. I have been running, running, running and not losing a single pound... but I love being the slow runner that I am. The Doctor tried to appease me by telling me how wonderful my cholesterol and triglycerides are..... suffice it to say I was not appeased! We found out that we will be stuck here for a while as we, along with most of the rest of the country, are "stuck" in our house. I am however thankful that it is big and beautiful and has amazing views!

So here is to another year! I have started Weight watchers (and I am dragging Bill along with me!).... Alexis will graduate and start college this year, Joe will move up to the high school and all it's insanity, Jessica will keep being Jessica (I am not sure if she keeps me old or keeps me young!), Aiden will start playgroup and then Preschool!!! My hope is that I will find wit and the right words to post as we go along! :)

Hang on, it's gonna be a bumpy ride!

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