2011. Good times, eh? I started the year in Arizona where most of our family and all of my heart lives. (I can hear you now...Cheeeeeseball! Hey, it's the hormones talking, give the cry baby a break. Yes, that's a confession that I cry about nothing these days. If you call PEETA kissing Katniss nothing!) Then mid March we up and left to Kentucky. And in a couple short months we'll up and leave again. I'm guessing more personal growth is coming. Seems to happen with each new big change. It was a hard year at times, but a great year overall. I grew as a person. I've become closer to Heavenly Father as I've sought different kinds of comfort and guidance. Had we been in Arizona, I doubt I would have had some growing moments that I've had out here. I've been forced outside of my comfort zone, I've taken a step back from my photography business and decided what I want from that, Tony and I work together in more ways than we did before, and I've made more of an effort to keep family the closest people in my life. That's what I care about most. All the things that happened in 2011 were things I needed. Am I excited to be moving forward?? Absolutely! Because it means a new house, living somewhere for longer than a year (making a more permanent home, yay!), a new baby (which I'm MORE than ready for... Brody and Hyrum are farther apart in age than I wanted), and who knows what else. Were the parties, the holidays, the family visits, the vacations, road trips, and SO much more great about 2011? Yes, they were! But since I can say I'm stronger than I was a year ago, then that's the greatest thing that happened all year.
2012... I'm nervous and excited at the same time. Happy New Year!