Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Looking back and looking forward…

This year I put a pretty hefty goal list together that included physical, spiritual, financial, emotional, professional, community, travel, fun and home related goals. Sounds pretty organized and ambitious, right? Well now it sounds a little controlling and OCD.

2010 has been quite a journey. I would have to say that it has been one of the most difficult yet rewarding years.

Let's see what I accomplished…

Physical: Run a half marathon

Travel: Girls trip and

Trip with Michael

Community: get involved in one professional and one other organization

Home: tile fireplace and kitchen

Fun: 1 new recipe/month, one fun girls night/month

Blah blah blah blah. Looks basically like a checklist for life. While I worked to complete these goals at the beginning of the year, some things happened towards the middle of the year that put my life into perspective. I was forced to reevaluate myself, my controlling and perfectionist nature and work towards being more of who I wanted to be.

Looking forward, my goal for this year is to keep it simple and take each day one day at a time (sound familiar? maybe…) My goal is to be the best wife, co-worker, daughter, sister, friend and most importantly, the best mother that I can be. That's it. No check list, no more controlling nature.

A big thank you to all of my supportive and understanding friends, family and husband - you helped make the hardest year of my life that has been the most rewarding. Here's to 2011 and all of the gifts that it will bring.

This year pics in review:

Welcome Baby Bella - Dog #2

Welcome Baby Eli

Country Music 1/2 Marathon

Welcome Baby Aiden

Happy 1 Year Anniversary to the Bookers

Surprise! I'm knocked up...

And it's a sweet baby girl - Adriana Marie

Welcome (big) baby Tucker - Dog #3

BFF Katie gets married

Jud graduates college!

And next year, I will update the blog a lot more with more posts and pics of the little one. I can't wait for everyone to meet her.