Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Card

A Look Back at 2011- What a year it's been!

The year started with...
a mad dash to get the house ready to sell
we started looking at houses
we listed our house for sale
and then...
we got rear ended and thought the car might be totaled, but the repairs were just under the max$$
we got an offer on our house that fell through
we nearly gave up on trying to sell the house
but then...
we got another offer
we went to California and celebrated our 10th anniversary a year early
we sold the house (4 months after we listed)
we were homeless for two weeks at our friend's place
and that was when...
there was an earthquake
we bought the first house we saw (it was also the 17th house out of 18 and the 3rd house we offered on)
we moved in the weekend of the hurricane
immediately after that...
Jaide started 2nd grade and now we walk to school
shortly after that...
at Kiree's preschool orientation, the remnants of another hurricane flooded the parking lot and my car
Kiree started preschool
the car was, in fact, totaled this time
we bought a minivan
we celebrated our first holidays here- Labor Day/7th anniversary of moving to MD, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas too
oh, and also...
we found out we're having a baby boy due in April
Bob kicked a field goal at the Raven's field during a dads and kids event (he won a gift card).
Meg finally started painting and still hopes to get the rest of the kitchen wallpaper removed before the end of time.
Jaide started Brownies, read the first several Harry Potter books, and is above grade level in math and reading this year.
Kiree talked the ears off of any and everyone who'd listen to her, she loves preschool and can't wait until 2013 when she gets to go to elementary school with Jaide.
It's been a crazy, but good year.

1 comment:

Jeri said...

A boy! I hadn't heard! Congrats! I love the quick catch up. We've been in MD for seven years too. =) Love the photo!