Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 review

I don't have a 2012 review in pictures because one of the things that happened in 2012 was that my Mac became a brick.  Things are in there and safe (I hope) I just can't access them.  So eventually I'll need to attempt recovery but it's expensive.

So this is my 2012 review as it is.

2012 wasn't the best year but it wasn't the worst year.

In January I started my nursing classes, in December I finished my 2nd semester and graduated as an LPN.  I have had a lot of ups and downs and a lot of crazy days, weeks, and months.  The greatest thing is the people I have met and the friends I have that understand me at school.  I really couldn't make it without them. 

In March Mike and I celebrated TEN wonderful years of marriage. I really can not believe that it's been 10 years already.  Some days I feel like we just got married and others I feel like I never existed before we were married.  I'm so completely in love with that man, he makes my heart skip a beat and my stomach have butterflies just by walking through the door.  He understands me, he gets me, and we have the  same warped sense of humor.

September brought kindergarten for Gabe.  All day, every day.  He loves it.  He did have two first days in a row because of the school snafu but since he got a kitten out of it (Frieda) I don't think he minded much.  She's a little stinker and perfect for our family, super curious, not afraid of anything and ready to cause trouble.  She sleeps with him at night too.  Gabe is in Speech and making great progress.  He was in the winter concert and so adorable.  The concert has been the highlight of my mom career so far!! It was so adorable!!

December was one of tears and smiles.  My Grandpa passed away on the first.  Everyone is managing but we will always miss him.  He was an awesome guy and the best Grandpa I could have ever asked for.

Gabe turned SIX on the 23rd!!  I can not believe that my little baby is six.  He is an amazing kid.  I really couldn't have imagined how being his mom would feel.  We are so lucky to have him as ours.  He is quite the funny little kid.  He tells knock knock jokes, makes up stories, loves Legos, anything building related, stories and books.  He's sitting on the floor building with Legos right now, some machine that will probably fly, drive, and float if he has his way.  Being his mom rocks even when he drives me crazy ;)

In 2013 I look forward to getting back on track health wise, school through me off track but it's time to stop the excuses!!  I look forward to graduating school in December!  I look forward to my 11th anniversary, to turning 31, to Gabe being 7 and all the crazy ups and downs that I can't really even begin to imagine might happen but I feel like 2013 is going to be a long, tough year but good.  I just feel it.  Be a good year, be a good year! 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Gabe's 6th birthday

Today you turn 6.  I am amazed every year how old you are, how big you are and how much you've changed in one year.

This year I've been a bad blogger, picture taker, documenter.  I admit it, sorry kiddo.

You've started kindergarten, got your very own kitten Frieda and have grown and learned so much!  You still love Cars (KACHOW!), trucks, building things, legos and today you even put your new lego set together all by yourself by using the directions!  You can write and draw and spell, it amazes me how much you've learned in kindergarten already!!  You had a winter concert where you were on stage and sang your heart out! I'd been waiting for that part of being a mom and videoing that was so much fun. And while this year has had it's ups and downs you've handled them all and been a great kid through everything.

I love you so very much my little boy, I love that you're a big kid and funny and cute and still give me kisses.  Best Christmas Gift I've ever gotten was you.  Love you.
Kindy Xmas Party!