I think that 2008 was a hard year for many. Can we collectively decide to put 2008 on a shelf and forget it ever happened? For me 2007 is already on the denial shelf, and 2008 will be joining it.
Now in all fairness 2008 wasn’t all bad, some really great things happened. I guess 2008 just had really high highs and very low lows. Lets just focus on the positive shall we?
My wonderful mother-in-law won her battle with cancer and is enjoying renewed health and happiness. Miracles happen and prayers are answered. With her new found health they decided to embark on an adventure of a life time and accepted a call to serve a two year mission. Not only is this great for them, but it is such an awesome example for my kids especially my boys.
Ash got a new job, and is loving every minute of it. I have never seen him this happy and fulfilled. He works with great people and looks forward to going to work everyday. More importantly he is finally getting the recognition for being the genius that I always knew he was. He is enjoying the success he deserves.
The kids and I had an awesome carefree summer and hated to see it end. We played and had lots of fun adventures. We enjoyed visits from cousins and explored fun places in Utah.
In September our baby started kindergarten and this was very bitter sweet. For me more bitter than sweet. Cole is loving every minute of it, but sometimes thinks he should get to choose which days he goes and what days he stays home and hangs out with mom. He doesn’t quit get the idea that school isn’t a choice.
Ash in his wisdom knew that I wouldn’t handle this as well as I thought I would and encouraged me to pick up an old hobby I had long forgotten about. So for my birthday I got a new camera and have been filling my time with picture taking.
The very best thing about 2008 is the family time we have spent together. We as a family are better than we have ever been. We have really learned this year how wonderful our friends are and are grateful for everyone of you. We really have the greatest family and friends and are truly blessed, and that is what I am going to take away from 2008. The rest… good riddance!