I have a love/hate relationship with January. I really do. A new year always brings new things, new hope, new adventures. Every year since my first daughter was born I have looked forward to all the new things a year can bring. Jobs, kids, baptisms, school, moves, you name it. Last year we got the house ready and sold it. Last year brought so many new adventures I couldn't possibly name them all. With our new home came a new neighborhood, friends and a new ward. I have so enjoyed getting to know so many new people. They are wonderful. We also moved so close to the lake, and bought wave runners. Let me tell you, that's a love/love relationship. It's been an adventure for our whole family.
Three years ago I started the year with hope, but spent the majority of it in mourning. After losing two babies the previous fall, I went on to lose two more that year. It was a devastating year for sure. I never gave up hope on it, but there's no way I would want to repeat it. The very next year we welcomed Brynlee into our home. That was an awesome year. Our entire family has loved that baby like you wouldn't believe, and it hasn't stopped.
It all starts with January. I hate the cold, but love that I can look forward to Spring, trips to Vegas to see my sisters, Capistrano with my family, a nice long summer spent in the sun and time on the lake. New Years Resolutions are not my thing. I don't like making promises to myself that may or may not happen. A promise can be made June 1st just as easily as it can be made January 1st. But that doesn't mean I don't sit quietly, reflect on the previous year and wonder what the new year holds for us.
This year has started off great. Abby turned 14 January 5th. I can't believe shes that old already! Wow! Then today we got to be interviewed for a piece that's going to air on Studio 5 next month. It was an amazing opportunity and we had a wonderful day with it. The camera guy came and got some footage of our family doing what our family does every morning. Eat, talk, mingle amongst chaos and get ready for school. They took footage of all the kids together and boy did they eat that up. After the kids went to school McKenna sat down and was interviewed and after her it was my and Jon's turn. That was a fun experience and I can't wait to see ourselves on TV next month. Its a great way to start the year.
I hope 2014 holds good things for us. I hope 2014 is a fun year with more adventure than we can handle. I hope 2014 ends as good as it's beginning. I hope....