Saturday, January 3, 2009


I have been considering my thoughts for this New Years. I gave up resolutions years ago and embraced my weaknesses on a daily level and constantly worked on them, instead of having a one day a year to re-up, so to say.
When I reflect on 2008 I am literally amazed at how wonderful my life is. I would be jealous of me, if I wasn’t me. Last year at this time, Matt and I were really struggling. He was traveling a lot with work and when he was home he was trying to take care of Rachelle. I hadn’t had a chance to get to know his girls much yet and hated that he was always gone. As time went on throughout the year, we have slowly adjusted and re-adjusted to each other and our families. Matt has been a saint when it comes to me and the great list of issues that I came with. Going from single for 10 years to having someone in my life through everything was a huge and difficult transition. I am very independent naturally and I had many panic moments as our relationship blossomed.
Now we have taken the plunge with the excitement of an engagement and planning our wedding. I have absolutely no doubt that I want to be with him for the rest of my life. I have adjusted so well, I can’t imagine not having him around all the time. There is still some stress, with all of us shoved into this house, it’s difficult for me or anyone to have any alone time.
The year of 2008 ended with great excitement and happiness as so much has happened this year to be celebrated. 2009 looks to be just as exciting with hopefully a little less stress. With 6 kids combined, who knows what it will bring, but it sure is easier having someone beside me.


  1. So glad you had a great year! I hope '09 is your best one yet.

  2. You independent, uh-uh??!! Just kidding. I am so glad that you have found someone that makes you so happy! you deserve it!!

  3. Thanks for such an incredible year! The challenges of combining our families and adjusting to a single household has well been worth the time and effort. I look forward to our future as well and can't wait to marry you - I love you so much! Matt