What would January be without some reflection on the previous year? I look back at 2009 and to be honest I feel a little bit exhausted. It was a killer of a year, but not without plenty to be grateful for.
Our year began with taking Z to the Doctor who referred him to a pediatric eye specialist who diagnosed him with amblyopia and farsightedness. In a years time he has gone through 3 pairs of glasses, although technically they are the same frames just adjusted from the wear and tear of a toddler. He wore an eye patch everyday for 3 hours a day for 10 months, and then had surgery on both eyes.
It's amazing to think that a year ago he hadn't gotten his glasses quite yet and now I can not even imagine what he would be like without them.
In February I woke up one morning only to go outside and find the passenger side window smashed out of my car and my digital camera and GPS stolen. It was frightening and devastating. The Waxahachie police department were really helpful and reassuring, I am grateful for these law enforcement officers. Since then we have installed a security light and a fence with a gated driveway. Unfortunately that window was never properly replaced even after bringing it in TWICE it's constant rattle is an irritating reminder of that horrible day.
As you can see 2009 was off to a bumpy start, but fortunately even though the spring was busy, there were no major events like the previous months, thank goodness.
In June I celebrated my golden birthday by eating 27 chocolates in 27 days, which was a lot of fun. Then on the 5th of July I found out that I was pregnant and since then have been getting ready for our world to be rocked all over again.
We endured round 1 of potty training for the little guy. There were a few successes, but the accidents far outweighed them proving that he is not quite ready to get out of diapers, but that's something to add to the goals of 2010.
On July 16th one of my best friends got married on a rooftop in Dallas and my husband put his ordination to good use by officiating their wedding, which was the first time he had every done anything like that. I was proud.
By the end of August three of my other best buds from church had all had babies. Between the 4 of us there will be 2 boys and 2 girls all less than a year apart.
That pretty much sums up the first half of 2009. I will share about the fall and winter tomorrow.