Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011....Surprise Surprise

As I am typing this, it is exactly 11:17 pm on December 31, 2011. I'm not going to lie it will be a miracle if I make it to midnight and if it wasn't for the digital clock on the cable box I totally could've convinced Caden it was a New Year when the ball dropped on the east coast and I could be snug in my bed. But instead you are getting my random thoughts on 2011 so I can stay awake for another 40 minutes and welcome 2012 with 2 of my favorite men.
I will forever remember 2011 as being the year that God taught us a big lesson. He has shown me that despite my need to control things He is truly in control and He alone knows the plans he has for me, us, our family.
It has been amazing to see Rylan growing and learning in his first year of life. Everything has been a new adventure to him and he embraces life with such ferocity that it is contagious at times. At other times, I won't lie, it's exhausting. He NEVER stops go, go, going! I love it!
Caden started Kindergarten this year and I love seeing him being challenged to try new things and take more risks. He is reading like crazy and surprises us constantly with his insights about the world and life. He continues to be wise beyond his years, but the times I love the most are the ones when he shows us he is still a 6 year old who needs his mommy and daddy, who loves his brother, and thinks owls are scary because of their creepy eyes.
Finally in 2011 we discovered that we will be adding to our little family. I guess we won't be such a little family anymore, huh? Anyway, it took awhile to wrap our minds around the idea, but we are very excited to meet our daughter when she arrives in April. Like I said, God has a plan.......I can't wait to see what He has in store for us in 2012.
Now to find something to fill the next 20 minutes of time, so I won't be shamed by the fact that my 6 year old made it to midnight and I didn't.

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