Monday, January 3, 2011
A Look Back...
As we start 2011, I decided to say a firm goodbye to 2010 (not my best year...) but trying to find some of the GREAT things about it...um...can't come up with a whole lot! Not going to lie, 2010 was TOUGH on this girl! It started right away with saying goodbye to my hubby - after only 6 weeks of being together at the end of 2009. Ugh. He moved to Cheyenne in January - leaving the kiddos, dogs and I behind to get through the school year and get the house sold. Fast forward to June - school is out and the house is STILL not sold - WHAT DO WE DO NOW??? Well, we decided to suck it up, take the big plunge and MOVE! So we did...got a new house and left the old one behind with the old life. :(
The day after the movers finished packing up the old house, I got a phone call from my sister who informed me that my mom was very sick. So, I headed to Wyoming to meet up with my husband, closed on the new house, moved the boxes into said house, slept (very little) and headed across the country to NY to help my family. After being in NY for a month - I HAD to get back to Wyoming to start my new life. The day after I got home, my husband headed out for 2 months for training/schooling/BS... whatever you want to call it. So, the boys and I did our best to settle in and get acquainted with a new city. My dear husband got back from his training and I made the mistake of taking a little sigh of relief. Silly girl...I should have known better!! We no sooner got his bags unpacked when he got a call for a short tasking deployment leaving in...TWO WEEKS!! That's right...headed to Afghanistan until June-ish. I swear I live my life in "ish's". But, I am nothing if not resilient. We just have to deal with these things and do our best to take them in stride. So, I ended my 2010 celebrating to the best of my ability with my kids...it wasn't the first time, and I am positive it won't be the last. But hey, looking back at some of these pictures, it looks like we created a few special memories even through all the pain.