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Thursday, December 31, 2009

The End Of A Year

I can't believe it's been one year since we made the move to Maryland, I can't believe we are thisclose to the end of the deployment; yes thisclose...but it'll still be about 6 more months before we're all together again. We're staying here until Kayla finishes school, and no, Joe can't be temporarily assigned here to spend the next 6 months with us. It's a nice thought, but it doesn't work that way!

At times the year seemed like it would drag on, but now that we're at the end I can't believe how quickly the year passed!

This year, like every year, had it's up and downs. This year also brought quite a few get-togethers with online friends!

In January Kayla started putting on make-up.
In February we said good-bye to Joe, met online friends Julia and her daughters, and Lucas turned one.
In March Kayla got her first real taste of snow and sledding and she was diagnosed with celiac disease.
In April we found out where our next assignment will be, the kids experienced the DC Metro, had a fun weekend with 2 more IRL get-togethers.
In May I realized how much Lucas had already changed in the 3 months since Joe deployed, sadly, Joe's grandfather passed away.
In June we decided to have Kayla repeat Kindergarten, she started sight-reading in her books, and we again went to DC for another IRL with The Special Ks.
In July Lucas got his first hair-cut, Kayla celebrated her 6th birthday at Disney World, and I struggled.
In September we went to Wisconsin and met Michelle and Ruby, attended the first of two Buddy Walks, and my dad was diagnosed with cancer. (He had a port put in this week which has made receiving the chemo easier; he's been doing 'well' with the chemo - all things considering).
In October we went to Port Discovery and met Sue and her girls, Lucas showed some of the signs he learned, and we went to our second Buddy Walk where we met Rachel Coleman.
In November Kayla revealed that she sat at the 'naughty table' at lunch
In December Kayla and Lucas performed, we had snow fun, and of course there was Christmas, Lucas also started potty-training himself (!) but I don't have a post on that yet!

Happy New Year! and bring on 2010 (it feels so weird saying 2010, doesn't it?)

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Debbie said...

Wow Michelle, you have had a very busy year. Best wishes for a wonderful 2010.

Lacey said...

the best part of this last year was meeting blog friends. I can't believe what a huge support group we are for each other. Someday we should have a big blog conference somewhere!

LauraJ said...

Happy New Year Michelle, Joe, Kayla and Lucas!! May 2010 bring you much joy and happiness!!

chelle said...

2010 totally makes me think of the Jetsons ... were is my rosie?

Happy New Year!

Mom/MIL said...

I was talking to a friend yesterday that although parts of the year just dragged by for the most part it has flown by. You have certainly had a busy year but I think that's good in a way. Made time go by faster with Joe being gone. Kayla and Lucas have both grown so much.

Happy New Year sweetheart I know that 2010 will be better for all of us.

Chrystal said...

What a year, indeed! I hope 2010 is just awesome for you and your family.

Sari said...

Happy Happy New year to you all! Wishing this year will be filled with lots of togetherness, health, and blessings.

I think you are an incredibly strong woman.. hang in there! :)

Mom24 said...

Six more months--frustrating! Still, once he's back here I'm sure it will be a bit of a relief.

You certainly have had a busy year.

Here's hoping 2010 is a happy, healthy and prosperous year for all of you.

Anonymous said...

Whew, I am positively breathless just reading that! We were so happy to get to meet you all, was that only April? I'm also glad to see that your Dad is putting up a great fight and getting some relief. A Happy New one for you and yours Michelle!

Christina said...

Happy New Year!

Marie said...

Happy New Year!
What a busy year it's been...let's ring in this new one and watch what our kids do this year...lots of fun things to blog about!!!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing recap!!!

Sending much happy wishes your way, Michelle, for a fantastic 2010! I can't wait for the reunion with Joe post!!! Hurry up summer!♥

Becca said...

Happy New Year, Michelle!!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Happy New Year Michelle, and from my family to yours, thank you for what you give to all of us with your service to our country and your loving blog.

Corey~living and loving said...

What a year you had. So much happened. :)

have a Happy New Year!

The Munck Family said...

Happy New Year! May 2010 be a year of many blessings for you all.

PEA said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, dear Michelle. Yes, it certainly does seem weird to be saying 2010...sounds so futuristic! lol xoxo

Beck said...

It's been such a busy year for you and your family! And 2010 sounds CRAZILY futuristic and yet HERE WE ARE!

Robin said...

Great post Michelle! We hope someday we will get to meet. I have so enjoyed following Kayla. She is truly an angel!