Three days ago, I had my one year anniversary with WordPress. It’s hard to believe that it’s been that long. So much has happened since that first day when I decided to blog because my husband was. I remember posting about Christmas and now we’ve only had our tree up for a week this year. We finally have some presents under the tree but really no other decorations. Anyway, let me sum up a little of what’s been going on…
Last December we were celebrating our son’s first Christmas! It was such an exciting time and I had lots of big plans. Many fell by the wayside. Come January, little man got to see snow for the first time. My husband even brought a snowball into the house for him to enjoy.
Little man got his first tooth! We started the 1,000 books before kindergarten program at our local library in Virginia.
In February my husband gave me the best Valentines ever! March was a very hard month for me. It started off with some wonderful firsts. I got to see little man sign “eat” and my husband got to see him crawl. But later on in the month, my grandma passed away and I was sad for such a long time. In April little man turned 1! His first birthday was awesome and I was so excited that my parents flew cross country to see us for the monumental event.
It was quite a monumental month. Lots of birthdays (Little Man, two of his buddies, his uncle, and his great aunt). Also, my Dad got to see the Mariner’s Museum in Virginia which he’d been looking forward to for years. May gave me my second Mother’s Day! My husband gave me a nice new sewing machine. In June, we celebrated our 7th wedding Anniversary. Also, we had my husband’s second Fathers Day and, my little brother graduated from High School. July was overall quiet. But my husband did manage to put a hitch on our Subaru. He loved being able to work on a car again even if it did take many hours split over two days. Come August, I had my birthday. I finally got flowers and I loved it!!! My husband was super sweet and got me red roses for my birthday and my brother got me the coolest ice cube tray ever! It’s a Dr. Who ice cube tray. I love Dr. Who. And I love flowers. Great Birthday!! Also in August, my husband started looking for a new job.
In September, my husband got a job offer! We were so proud of him (and still are)! We found out that we would be moving from Virginia to California. Also, my brother officially became a Sailor in the US Navy. We are very proud of him too! In October we moved from Virginia to California. Just before the move, little man and I finished the 1,000 books before kindergarten program. We will miss our little library so much!! And all our friends back in Virginia too! We drove from Virginia to California with two adults, one baby, and two dogs in a car towing a trailer with a full rack on top of the car too. We stayed at KOA campgrounds the whole way through. Our first night we had our first hack at tent camping and then after that we stayed in cabins since the weather was so cold. It took 9 days and we were so exhausted by the end of it. We found a cute little townhome to rent and are very happy where we live. At the end of the month my husband had his first day of work.
In November I got a brand new crock pot! And started using it a lot!! We finally got our things from the movers and lived in boxes for most of the month. I hope all the boxes in the house will be gone by the end of this year. I won’t hold my breath on the boxes in the garage though. We did enjoy our first Thanksgiving here and a post I wrote awhile ago (and scheduled for the day after Thanksgiving) finally posted and it reminded me of my blog which I’d been neglecting.
December has come and as I said before, we don’t have much decorated. We have the tree up and the presents below. I’ve put the two Christmas cards we’ve received on the wall. Little man and I decorated the tree. It come pre-lit since it’s fake but he put the ornaments on the bottom and I put the fragile ones on the top half. I’ve decided to make our own Christmas stockings this year since I want to start anew with our own little family. I was never a fan of my husband having a stocking that was huge compared to mine. It was too hard to fill up. We’re a week away from Christmas and I hope that you make some memories like we will. It’s amazing when you end up downsizing the size of your home and your possessions, just how happy you realize you are with what you have. I didn’t have much on my Christmas list this year (but Dr. Who is always on the list) and we don’t have a lot of space for things. Everything we own has to be functional in some way really.
Anyway, now that I’ve caught you up on the last year, I hope to start post up some great recipes again. And always, you can check our my Recipes Page or just type anything into the search bar at the top right if you’re looking for a certain recipe or ingredient. And one more thing, to spice things up a bit, I’ll even take requests. If there is a recipe you’re looking to try or trying to find, let me know. I’ll create a great recipe and test it out on my own family, then post it for all to enjoy!
Have a Very Merry Christmas!!