This time last year I was a stay at home mom working from home on contract here and there. Alex was home with me, and we were attending 2-3 playdates each week, and Ashley was finishing up her elementary years. Life was GREAT! Here we are facing the new year and I'm just overwhelmed with how each year is better than the last. We have grown so much this past year. We had some major milestones and made so many wonderful memories....here's a little piece of my entries from the past year.
January 12 - Ally (our adopted dog) went back home to Joe. This year we have been fortunate enough to have several opportunities to have her back for visits.
January 16 - It SNOWED! Remember that?
January 19 - Ashley and I started a Taekwando class together. We only did the 6 week class, but had a ton of fun together.
February 2 - Mark and Ashley played hookie and celebrated the 2nd anniversary of the "official" adoption.
February 14 - I made Pink Mashed taters and heart shaped meatloaf.
March 28 - Mark constructed our Rain Barrel, which turned out GREAT and got PLENTY of use! I hope to talk Mark in to doing another for the back yard this spring.
April 5 - Dad, Ruthie, and the Urbens travel to Port Aransas for Sand Fest, where we met up with the Kendalls, the Keas and the Woodworths.
April 30 - Dad and Ruthie gave me my early birthday present...my Nikon D40, which I have yet to put down.
May 21 - The Urbens go camping at Inks Lake.
May 27 - I officially said goodbye to my 20's.
June 10 - The Urbens travel to Plano to celebrate Keller's first Birthday!
June 13 - The Urbens discover the Wii world.
June 15 - Camp Urben kick off with Ashley, Kelly, Savannah, and Emily.
June 28 - The bottom fell out and central Texas recorded over 30 inches of rain...and more was on the way. The San Gabriel River flooded and warnings were sent out to neighbors to evacuate.
July 13 - The Urbens travel to Fredricksburg, VA to visit the Steele's. Nana tears down a complete strangers door after getting locked out. Hehe.
July 27 - The Urbens travel to Florence, AL to visit Granny Frannie, Papa Jack and Mamaw.
August 15 - Momma and Daddy spend all weekend doing a surprise makeover in Ashley's room while she's in Alabama.
August 23 - Day 1 of our bathroom remodeling. If we ONLY knew it would be nowhere close to 2 weeks...
August 27 - Alex had his first day of Kindergarten and Ashley had her first day of middle school.
September 10 - My first day of work!
October 1 - Moms weekend in Canton with the girls. What a BLAST!
November - 12 Weeks later the bathroom remodel is finally COMPLETE!
November 16 - The Urben's find Mandy on the way to sofball and aquire pet number 4. We miss our Mandy girl.
The rest is a few pages back...the kids are ready to play, gotta run.