It seems hard to believe the year is gone. I know people say; “But where did the time go?” and I am jumping on that bandwagon, WHERE exactly did the year go to?
2014 I would summarize as a great year for our little family. We celebrated many, many firsts. Gradie’s first Easter, first plane trip, first birthday, and our first wedding anniversary, to name a few.
Along with many wonderful times and great memories comes some trying and challenging times, but without challenge we wouldn’t become stronger individuals, stronger wife’s, stronger mom’s, and inevitably a stronger family unit.
From my lack of posts throughout the year I think it is plainly clear that I was challenged by keeping this blog up to date. I think I put too much pressure on myself, I want to make it all these wonderful things but in reality none of those expectations came true. I wanted to document our journey, from preconception, through the conception process, pregnancy, birth, and life as it happens for 2 moms a baby. In reality I have documented some of our journey as we’ve moved from May 2012 until today, but nothing like I had wanted to, nothing like I had ‘planned’.
The question is – WHERE to from here? Do I throw in the towel or do I try to reshape “Then I Met Her” into what I envision (or dream) it might become going forward? The easy thing will be to say I QUIT – or in my best Donald Trump impersonation – “You’re Fired!!” However, my mom didn’t make any quitters – I am going to give this one last push.
I am not going to pretend I can catch up all the wonderful things that have happened in our life so far, or document the times that have been challenging, and why. My hope, my goal, is to work on making sure these memories are documented going forward.
It’s hard to believe that just this past weekend Gradie was 18 months old – how did that even happen? I remember when she was a new born and looked like this;
Now she’s 18 months old and ready to take on the world (one string cheese at a time);
Here’s a video recap of her first year (thanks to Danielle for putting this slide show together from her birthday), I hope you enjoy it.