Wednesday, December 30, 2009

End of a Decade, Looking Back

Hey, remember the chaos of Y2K 10 years ago? We are all here and the computers didn't erase everything.

A lot happens in a decade.

The 00's were the decade we built our family.

Let me share some of our highlights
(I am proud of my family and our memories I have to brag a bit):
We got married in 2001 we were blessed with 3 beautiful children and one on the way

We moved 5 times, 2 times when I was 8 months pregnant

We both graduated from college

We said good bye to both my grandparents and Josh's grandfather and Aunt Mary Ann

In 2002 we made plans to move to Breckenridge, Colorado after a few weeks we decided Texas was home! Luckily Josh was able to transfer to a branch office in the DFW area.

In 2004 I left the rat race to be a stay at home mom

I spent money without a care.... then I became frugal.

We took the path less traveled and started our own company in 2009

We drove from Texas to Florida. We took the kids to Disney World and the Disney Cruise in 2008. That was the best trip ever!

Fulfilled a dream of visiting Salzburg, Austria where the Sound of Music was filmed in 2009.

Josh and I visited Switzerland in 2004. We seriously considered moving to Europe.Instead of moving to Europe, Josh went back to school and received his MBA from The University of Texas.... 2 long years!

We went to Disney World in 2001, 2005 and 2008. Can you tell we enjoy Disney?
Josh also has a great grandmother that lives in Orlando.

Took a couples trip to Costa Rica in 2006. Josh caught a sail fish.
No it's NOT hanging on the wall.
I tried to talk Josh into buying a time share at the Four Season's.
I did a zip line over the rain forest miles above the ground on a tiny wire... I developed a fear of heights.

I've been pregnant 4 times. We have an angel in heaven we will meet one day.

Most of all I've enjoyed getting to know my husband in married life. We've had lots of ups and downs. Marriage and parenthood is not easy, but we've stuck together for better and for worse, richer and poorer and sickness and in health.
I look forward to the next decade of my life.... lots to come:
  • A new child, maybe more.....
  • Kids graduating from high school then going to college
  • Celebrating all of the wonderful birthdays and celebrations
  • I am sure we will move again.... did you read how many times we moved last decade?
  • I hope we visit Italy, France and take a long car trip to Colorado.


Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

Nice little site you have here, folks....

I can remember exactly where I was when this awful decade came into being. Believe it or not, when I rang in the new year on January 1, 2000, not only was I stone-cold sober - I was at church! My then-girlfriend and I attended a special midnight mass at the local Catholic church to welcome in, not only a new decade, but a new century and a new millennium. I remember feeling filled with optimism. By entering this new era, I felt, we could wipe the slate clean. Maybe this would be a new age of peace, love, brother and sisterhood. EVERYBODY SING!

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius!
Age of Aquarius!

How utterly naive on my part, huh? By year's end, all of that hope was out the window and into the toilet. In December of 2000, an ideologically perverted Supreme Court would assist in a stolen election by stopping the vote count in the state of Florida, installing a corrupt little frat boy with the I.Q. of a half-eaten box of Milk Duds as president of the United States. It was all downhill from that moment on. From the birth of "Reality Television" to the worst attack on American soil since the Civil War, it was quite a strange ten years to say the least. Thankfully this awful decade is a mere three days away from being forever consigned to history's scrap heap. Hallelujah.

Tom Degan

Michelle said...

Fun post. It's been an eventful 10 years for us too and I'd be okay with the next 10 being a little calmer. Who am I kidding? Life is meant to be lived, right?

Thanks for sharing all the cute pictures.

Aimee said...

Wow, what a decade you've had! So glad you didn't move to Colorado!

Melanie said...

Wonderful post! A lot has happened to you in the last decade. I guess a lot has happened to all of us. We have built 3 houses, moved to 3 states, and did a little traveling too. I love all the places that you have traveled. I would love to go to Switzerland. Lucky you!

Have a great day.

Struggler said...

Wow, big decade for you.
You have a beautiful family and some lovely photos here!

CheapbyChoice said...

Just stopping by to wish you a happy new year.