December 31st, 2010 by

Reflections of 2010

I still can’t believe that we are in the final week of 2010. The years just seem to be going by faster and faster, but I guess that’s what happens as you get old :) This feels like a big year for me as a mom though. Beginning next year (in Aug. of course), I will have a child in school. I just can’t believe it. I think I am more nervous than he is about it though. Luckily, I have 8 months to prepare– WHEW!
Anyway, onto reflections from this year:
Can anyone say snow? I feel like we were under a constant winter weather watch and we had to deal with horrible but fun snow forever! There was a point in February when I thought that we would be sledding come June.
This picture was the snow in January. We got even more in February and this is VA??? It was a total shock and when Troy says he wants even more this Winter…..AAUUGGHHH

And after the snow melts, what do you get?
Yes, that’s right, MUD! I also dealt with this scene an awful lot and will admit, thought it was funny that first few times, then I got a tad tired of this, but boys will be boys and my boys sure love the mud.
2010 also brought me into the world of SOCCER MOM and not just soccer mom, but soccer mom COACH. I have promised Troy that as long as he wants me to, I will coach his soccer team so I have done 2 stints now and I adore it. U6 soccer is so much fun and those kids are sooooo cute. It’s a promise I am more than willing to keep.

The summer brought highs and lows. There was lots of fun with friends and family, plenty of pool time, and vacation in the 1000 Islands, but the summer is also when we said goodbye to my brother in law who was deployed for a 2nd time to Iraq. It has been very difficult on my sister and niece and nephew, but luckily, Skype has been a tremendous help. (The pic below is us on vacation.)
And Fall. Oh how I love Fall! Troy became a totally different child–more outgoing, friendlier and his anxiety eased (minor flair ups here and there, but better). Will turned 2 so that always brings fun and excitement. Fall also brought a beach trip, a trip to Wintergreen with friends, more soccer, beautiful weather… I truly do love Fall. If you have ever read anything before of mine, you’ll know that my dad passed away in September a few years ago so it is a hard time, but the beach is our new way to get passed the moping. Below is a pic of Sandbridge Beach and Wintergreen

And that brings us to now. There is so much more I could share, but there’s just not enough time in the day. As always, looking back, I realize how truly blessed I am. I have the most wonderful family there is and my friends are amazing. Although I may be getting older and you young uns think that things get harder and the fun stops. I can honestly say, that is as far from the truth as you can get. I am having the time of my life with my family and friends and although there are people missing from the picture, I know they are watching over us and enjoying it as much as I am. So I leave you with this picture. My favorite from the year because it has most of my favorite people in it in my favorite place (thank you Jennifer Price with Focus Photographers!) ;)

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