Monday, December 29, 2014

2014 In Review Part 1

It's been months since I last blogged. Life has been....crazy, fun, busy. It had its share of lows and disappointments. I can't say that 2014 has been the best year, but it certainly was not the worst. Last time I wrote, I talked about last Christmas and about our travels to Hawaii. Since then, many things have happened, many decisions made, and many changes are about to come. Though I'm not looking forward for the next few months, I can say that I am thankful for the past few. Let me go back to Spring and reminisce. Sam and I came back from Hawaii, both recovering from illness. We were glad to be back home from home. Mother's day this year was a bit of a disappointment, not because I didn't get what I wanted...nothing like that. Things didn't just go well and instead of feeling good about "my day," I felt like the worst mother in the world. Let's just say that that day was not my finest. I'm sure most moms can relate that we have our really bad days. Mine just happened to fall on mother's day. Summer was a breeze. We got to spend time with my Aunt and her family. They came to visit us from Hawaii. We enjoyed spending time with them: we visited the Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum, Hershey Park, and toured Washington, DC. It was both fun and exhausting, totting toddlers and walking endlessly. Nevertheless, it was a blast.
We did a lot of traveling this summer. Our travels were mostly because of Josh's work. We spent a week in Connecticut and a week in Norfolk, VA. We spent another 3 1/2 weeks in Hawaii after that. We attended Papa Roger's 60th birthday and hung out with Auntie Veah before she moved to Australia. Before we knew it, September was around the corner.
Sam started pre-school this year. Initially, we were not going to enroll him in pre-school. However, he seemed more apt to learn in that environment than having to sit with me at home and learn his ABCs. We had no issues the first week. He seemed to enjoy it. However, the following week, his teacher reported that he hit a classmate and was placed on time-out. Sam was embarrassed and sad about what happened. From then on, he has behaved and played well. Whereas he was possessive and not willing to share in the past, I have seen tremendous improvement in his ability to share and play well with others. He is definitely growing up.
So many things have happened it's hard to compress it into one blog post. There are still many things to share so stay tuned.