2010 was an interesting year for our family. I'm glad that I blogged pretty regularly this last year because paging through my archives reminded me of all sorts of things I've already forgotten.
- We made a couple trips to Seattle to visit family and to see the Magnetic Fields in concert.
- I had an early pregnancy loss but am now finishing 2010 quite pregnant with a baby girl.
- We saw some great movies at the Sundance Film Festival.
- E caught and suffered through approximately 187 colds and bugs.
- I conquered my shyness and some awesome local bloggers in person.
- I started scanning in old family photos.
- I started (and then stopped) cooking new recipes every week.
- I finally got to fulfill a weird dream of mine and walk around on the salt flats.
- We drove to Medford, OR (in one day!) to visit N's sister Gwyn and her family.
- N and I attended some fun concerts in the park.
- I took a photography class.
- E turned 3.
- I turned 30.
- We went to Korea on our first overseas trip as a family.
- Both of my parents began intensive treatment for various ailments (prostate cancer and Hep C).
- I finished building my spice cabinet and a chess board for my dad (pictures of the finished projects to come)
- I finally got a new phone.
- I came in second in our office fantasy football league.
- And we had a lovely Christmas in which N outdid himself once again.
I'm going to try and keep my goals for 2011 pretty manageable. I have a feeling that the first month or two after the baby arrives are going to be kind of crazy but when I emerge from the fog I'd like work on things like
- Resuming cooking a new recipe weekly for Cookbooks on Trial.
- Rededicating myself to daily scripture study and drawing closer to God.
- Rejoining Weight Watchers (I'm excited to try out the new points system) and exercising regularly
- Taking more photos
I'd also like to learn how to thrive and not just survive as a mother of two. I know a ton of people have more than one kid but I was just starting to feel like I knew what I was doing when it came to mothering E and I'm a little bit nervous about how I'll handle going from one to two. But at the same time I can't wait until our little girl arrives (in about 4 weeks!)