I know, I know. I’m starting to sound like a broken record. Speaking of which, is there a more modern expression we use these days in lieu of ‘broken record’? Do the kids even know what that means??
Anyway. I don’t even know where to start! Life has been absolutely crazy busy and while I tend to like that, I’m a little burnt out. Work has been exhausting and after coming off of almost 3 straight weeks on the road (including weekends – which were fun and by choice, but exhausting), I’m finding all I want to do is zone out in front of the old boob tube (again – is this expression outdated?) and my frustratingly slow computer at the end of the night. Or just escape to here.
Beyond that, I am so overwhelmed by all the things I need to blog about. I realize my use of the word “need” here is a little overdramatic…I don’t *need* to do anything when it comes to updating the internet on our life…then again, my sensitivity around the word may be due to John’s frequent ramblings on the subject. But really, I just want to write about it all! The baby and bridal showers I’ve been throwing, the landscaping that is a constant challenge but is totally rewarding, all the wonderful family time we’ve had over the past couple of months both here and elsewhere, the new roof, drywall in the basement, and oh yeah…the (almost) finished garage I mentioned awhile back but never really finished discussing (speaking of which, it would help if I could find those ‘final’ pictures…). Yikes. Maybe I should teach Jackson how to blog? ‘Bout time he earned his keep around here, right?
Despite my occasional freakouts and fairly high stress levels these days, I realize I have so much to be thankful for and every day I try not to forget it. I’m constantly telling people that “2012 is a big year” in my family/friends circle. My beautiful sister is marrying the love of her life in August, my amazing parents are celebrating 60 years of life and 40!!!!! years of marriage. That alone is incredible.
On top of that, one of my oldest and dearest friends is pregnant and due any second with her first little peanut and I cannot wait to meet her/him. John’s brother recently got engaged and is also getting married this year, in fact, in the same month as my sister! Crazy, eh? But so exciting. And then our goddaughter, who is the ultimate blessing to our family, just got baptized and then turned 1!
We traveled to Spain and have some other fun adventures in the works this year, which is something we definitely prioritize and work hard to be able to do but recognize how fortunate we are to be able to do so.
Oh yeah, and somewhere in there, my favorite guy turns 30. Say whaaaaaa?
It’s easy to get overshadowed this year…but we got plans to celebrate appropriately.
So it’s a crazy year, but a good one. And despite the inconsistent blog updates on my life, I’m happy to say that I’m living it. And that, I know, is a good thing.