Saturday, December 31, 2011

Year of the family

I keep doing this... I know. But I really have a good reason for my disappearance this time.


And here she is.
I had another baby! (On a side note: look at that little squishy face. Mmmm... squishy face.)

And now, life with 2 under 2 is a tad bit crazy. Throw the holiday season in there too and you may understand why blogging has taken a back seat.

Anywho, it's New Year's Eve today. I'm generally not the type to "reflect" on the year gone by. But 2011 has been quite the year for my little family and I. And since I don't have much of a plan for myself for 2012, I've actually been reflecting quite a bit.

In 2011, my little Anna turned one. In the same year, I had a baby.
(Anna says: "Let me touch your face over and over again, baby!")

This year, our family lost a great man - my father in law. My husband has grappled with losing his Dad and his own role as a Dad as well.

2011 was the year I went out on my own and started my own business.

And 2011 was also the year in which I learned that my body is really not my own for now. (But that's perfectly okay). I not only finished up nursing my first little one this year, I also grew another human being. And I'm now back to nursing again. And while I may not enjoy the fact that my body is holding onto fat, my hormones are crazy, I can't enjoy more than a glass of wine at a time, and my shape is forever changed, my body is doing something incredibly important for my children. So for now, I can live with my pancake bum and everything else. All in the name of my kids' health.

In 2011, Andrew and I took 3 vacations. (Lah-dee-dah! Look at us!) We went to Florida, New York City and took a trip to a cottage in the summer with friends.

But the most important thing I've realized is that 2011 was the year I became complete. My family is complete. Andrew and I have two little girls. Our lives together are just beginning. We have so much to look forward to.

So maybe that's why I've been reflecting.

2011 was a big year for me. And I have a feeling 2012 has even more in store for us.

Happy New Year, everyone.