I had a realization last night. Cody and I have basically been together for over four years now... we started dating in 2006. In each and every one of our years together we have had major life changes, major decisions, major obstacles -- this all sounds bad, but there have obviously been good things, too.
*Our first year together - I graduated college, endured a tough job search, we moved in together, got engaged and then got pregnant. All in that order. In our first year together. Wow.
*Our second year together - We had a baby, moved in with my parents, got married, moved into our first place as a married couple, I got a new job and Cody lost his job. Wow.
*Our third year together - Cody found a new great job, we bought a house and got pregnant with baby #2. Wow.
*Our fourth year together - Baby #2 was born. And many other things job wise, etc. Wow.
So what is my wish for 2011? Our fifth year together?? Normalcy. And now you can all laugh at me. Because I really don't think life is ever "normal" once you have kids. Already on my agenda for this first month is an appointment with an ear nose throat specialist for Brandon in Iowa City -- and potentially two minor surgeries for our little guy. Our oldest turns three this month and I'm planning a swimming party. Brandon will be walking before we know it. And our potential preschool for Jaden starts enrollment for the upcoming fall this month. He's going to be starting SCHOOL this year. So no - life will not be "normal." BUT -- as far as I can plan -- (and things never go as planned) -- I will not be moving out of my house this year. I will not be pregnant this year. I will not be giving birth this year. And God-willing Cody and I will both be fully employed ALL YEAR LONG.
As I wrap up this blog entry, I have my fingers crossed that I didn't just jinx myself. Who knows what will happen in the next 12 months. But Cody and I agree -- we'd both be content to be bored for a little while ;) From my keyboard to God's ears -- I hope!!!! :)
*I guess I need to make a note to myself to come back and read this entry at the end of the year and see if things went as "planned." ;)