Year in Review

Happy new year! For me, 2011 went by in a busy-but-mostly-pleasant blur.

It feels like she's always been here but it was only last January that Mimi was born. And it only a little while later that she ended up in the hospital with RSV (and thankfully recovered fully).

Having a daughter has been a lot of fun. We've already started sharing clothes.

E grew in leaps and bounds from a toddler into a little boy. He learned to use the toilet and earned a shiny red bike for his efforts. He continues to make me laugh every day.

I cut my hair short for the first time.

It still has a long way to go, but I started tinkering around our house. I put up some pictures in our bedroom and we installed our Japanese robot toilet. I hung up the spice cabinet I built and then realized that the rest of the kitchen looked shabby in comparison so I started a DIY kitchen remodel (that is dragging on even as we speak, blarg.)

We did some fun things as a family. We went to the beach and ate s'mores. We made our annual trip to the state fair. And we had a lovely Christmas, Mimi's first.

I'm excited and hopeful for this next year will bring us. I hope your new year is off to a good start.