The lack of sleep has sucked every little creative particle of my brain out the last few days and I'm on "Just Function, Katie" mode. Which basically means, I stay in my pj's all day, clean up endless amounts of snot, catch puke with my bare hands, and wake up a billion times a night to comfort a coughing/can'tbreathe/ear-infectioned cute
The last few days I've seen a million (exaggerate, much?) "Year in Review" type posts. Not gonna hate on them. Okay, maybe I will. I honestly don't care for them that much because if I'm a reader of your blog, I've seen the photos already, I know what's happened. But, then I realize--just like I do, you write for yourself.
This is your journal. You can write whatever the heck you want. If it helps you remember, recap, feel grateful, remember the heartache, happy times---do it.
I also realized, man--this year has been good to me. Good to my family.
We started this year off with only the ultrasound prediction of a little girl being my belly. Pink rocked our socks off. a!little!girl! I moaned and groaned through my last few months of teaching while looking and feeling whale-like. I honestly didn't realize how exhausting teaching 900 little kids a week, while traveling from building to building daily, and growing a human could be on your body. I didn't stop all.day.long, and I will always give major props to women who do it.
And then on Mothers day, I labored. But she decided to come just 2 hours and 40 minutes past Mothers day and my moms birthday. She wanted her own day and I can't really blame her. I had an awesome labor/birth experience and was in amazement of what my (our) bodies are capable of. I was honored to have my sweet hubby by my side and some of the most beautiful women in my life supporting me.
We made the decision that I would take the year off to be a full time mom. It's been nothing short of myfavoritejobEVER and I have to ensure (somehow) that I can do this gig forever. I love it that much.
I became a mini momtrepeneur with the start of my Etsy shop. Over 130 sales (thanks to lots of you), and a busy me working during my kids naptime led to a little fun and a small income. I fully expected it to flop, but it didn't. I'm totally grateful for that.
We joined a Church we finally love and feel called too. We've made new friendships, gained new mentors. Added new family members. My husband got a much deserved promotion. My sister and best friend, got engaged.
I never really realized the joy and fullness this year was going to bring. Truly. My heart has enlarged by about 50 times.
2010 has been good to us. So, good.