2011 was a year. My husband started off the year unemployed, but now is gainfully employed with a job he loves. I think this is the first job he has had that he loves. I'm proud of him for being one of our area's newest Sheriff's Deputy!
It was also a year of hoping to get pregnant and not being successful. I know I'll have my day, but it's hard for someone with my OCD traits to not have it happen when she wants it to. My BFF Heather is getting married in Mexico this October and she said it best last night. Maybe my niece or nephew doesn't want to be conceived until I get married in Mexico. Here, here Heather!
Alesi has grown by leaps and bounds. She is my heart and soul and has flourished so much this year. I'm going to try very hard to post more pictures here of her so our family can stay in the loop of what is going on. She is such a wonderful child, and I am beyond blesssed. She isn't perfect and she has her moments, but man am I ever lucky! She has maintained the A honor roll this year and always comes home in a great mood from school. She is a great eater and has very few things she won't touch. A few of those things that she doesn't like-cabbage, broccoli that is cooked too much, or Brussels sprouts ( I had no clue there is an S at the end of brussels. I've always called them brussel sprouts. I shall change that in my vocabulary immediately!) If you look at what she doesn't eat, it's all weird texture foods. Things she loves and requests often-salads of all kinds, black eyed peas, and oh lordy she requests red beans every single week! Yesterday at 3 pm she said "mom please make red beans." I had to giggle and tell her no, and asked her to stop asking for them so much in 2012! Needless to say, I'm so very lucky and I know this. I can only hope any other children we may have will be as awesome as her!
As far as me, well I have a ton of personal goals to achieve this year. I want to love harder, laugh more, eat less, travel more, and enjoy my friends to the best of my ability. I am so very blessed to have so many amazing friends. From Cali, to Mass, all the way back here to LA and everywhere in between--my friends are nothing less than freaking AWESOME! I couldn't get thru life without them dropping a little happy in my life randomly! Some of them have had a super hard year--but we all know our shoulders are there for one another to lean on!
My family--it's been a year with that. My brother got married this year and I truly think it has bridged the gap in our life. I have an amazing sister in law and two wonderful new nephews and one niece to add to our family. I've got amazing parents who do anything and everything for us. I also have kind and loving in laws who help anytime I ask and are awesome just as well. My other SIL recently gained full custody of our niece and I am very happy and excited to have her in our life more often. It was always hard for me to ask to have her over for the night with my SIL only having her every other week. Now she is full time with her mom and only every other weekend with her father, so now I have more chance to have her spend the night with us.
Life changes for me in 2012. I'm going back to the healthy eating track, and cutting out soda and all the treats I make. I want to hold myself more accountable for what I consume and set a good example for my sweet girl.
For you few readers I have--I will write more. I read everyone like nobody's business, but I fail at writing to update you what's going on with me. That stops here and I will write more. I want to be able to look back later in life and read exactly how I felt at this point in time in my life.
Happy 2012 everyone--it's going to be an amazing one!