Another new beginning
It's been almost 3 months since I've blogged (where did that time go?), and I couldn't leave the year that way. As with most years there was both good and bad about 2009, but mostly good.
-I played in my first hockey tournament with the Burninators. We didn't win, but we had a lot of fun.
-I had yet another birthday (way beyond what I ever thought I'd have as a child.) Remember those days? 30 was ancient. I was convinced that 30 was the end of life when I was a kid. I'm so happy it wasn't.
-We paid taxes (or at least worked out a deal with the IRS).
-The girls turned 5 which was bittersweet. It's so fun to see them growing and developing into their own little personalities, but 5 also meant that I would be losing them to a new growth experience, Kindergarten. As it turns out, that has been fun.
-Stacey also had another birthday (duh). We had a great celebration hosted by my sister, Linda.
-Bill and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary, and our 17th year together.
-The girls started kindergarten (as mentioned before). They have loved every minute of it, and are thriving in the new environment. It's amazing to see how much they have grown in such a short period of time.
-Stacey moved away from home, far away from home. Thankfully I've seen her at least once a month since she left, and she was able to come home for Christmas.
-We celebrated many holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions with good friends and family.
-We were fortunate enough to take 3 trips to Disneyland (thank you annual passes and good hotel deals.)
-We also said goodbye to some friends this year. Though they will be missed, they will always be in our hearts.
-We also greeted several new little lives this year, and watching them grow and develop will be fun.
All in all, it was a good year full of growth, love, happiness, and laughter. I am looking forward to all that 2010 has to offer.