I have started a blog about 2011 approximately 7 different times and each time I just give up. Why? I don't even know where to start, what to say, or what to cover.
In the beginning of 2011 I was about halfway through my third pregnancy and life was at a weird place for us, a kind of standstill or waiting. More waiting I think. Steve and I had a conversation around this time last year in which we both agreed that 2011 seemed like it was going to be a year of change. But first we were going to spend the first half of the year waiting for the change.
On June 12 our third baby was born and it felt like that day we hit the ground sprinting and didn't stop until the year was over.
Between June and August we packed up all our household and tried to adjust to having a third child and not sleeping through the night.
Sometime in there, honestly can't remember when, we got a puppy.
August 31 we signed the papers that made us first time homeowners. We also moved out of North Minneapolis and into our new house that day.
Sometime in the summer Steve started an interview process with a different church and started a new job the day after we moved.
I also started a new "job". I went from working almost full time to being a full time stay at home mom, a transition I almost vowed I would never make. I'm please to say that it has been a total joy and probably saved my sanity over the past few months.
Five days after we moved our first babe started Kindergarten.
September 1 through Thanksgiving was a whirlwind of unpacking, projects, and painting almost every room in our new house. Yes, it literally took that long - working on projects almost every day. And we are still not done, just on break for now.
In the beginning of November some friends came to live with us.
The Holidays happened...what? They did?
And the last week of 2011 we took a trip out to WY to visit Steve's family who we hadn't seen in a long time. A trip in which our transmission blew up in our van and we had to spend a few days in Omaha, NE. And two of our tires went flat.
I think it is safe to say that my life currently looks nothing at all like it did a year ago. 2011 Year of Change? Heck yes.
2011 was also a year of very little sleep for me. Since I started not being able to sleep through the night several months before Kye was born, I am pretty sure that I have spent almost an entire year not sleeping through the night.
What is my 2012 new year resolution? To find some normalcy and sleep.