Look Back – 2010

2010 was an incredible year for us. It started with an amazing trip to Europe, which I never quite finished blogging about and Derek never quite finished post-processing pictures of. We had such a wonderful time, but were very happy to come home to our beautiful daughter.

On my trip in June to see my Best Friend Amy in Fulton, NY I realized that I may be pregnant. When I came home that assumption was undeniably confirmed.  After more morning sickness and lots of growing, I am still growing and we are patiently waiting for our Cambree to arrive next month. It is going to take a while to get used to not only saying we are having the baby this year, but next MONTH!

Over the summer, Derek and the Fathers were busy bees getting our shed re-built. They literally took it all the way down to the studs, put up new walls and even windows! We now have a beautiful red shed with white trim in our backyard. It still needs a new roof, but that is coming in the new year.

Ariella also turned 2 years old in 2010. THAT time went by extremely quickly! We all celebrated while having bad colds, but it was a great party and she got many lovely things. She continues to amaze us with her vocabulary and ability to learn music at light speed. This Christmas she actually stood on the risers and sang ‘Hark, the Herald Angels Sing’ with us. All three verses, on pitch and in time. Her favorite Christmas show was ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ and she recognizes it no matter where she hears the music. She is such a joy to have in our lives!

We ended the year by having a Contractor friend of Derek’s come by and look at our “projects” that have been on the back burner since we moved in. He gave us lots of great ideas and hope that one of those projects will be attainable in the near future! Not the near future, but closer than I think we were expecting.

So far 2011 has been very relaxing! And by that I mean today I have done nothing but sit on the couch. 🙂 We are looking forward to possibly leasing a new car to make getting around for a family of four easier (stretching the budget a bit to do it, but we think its possible), having the baby in February, Derek’s Sister’s Graduation from St. John Fisher in May, Derek’s Cousin Matt’s Wedding in August, Ariella beginning Pre-School in September and whatever else may come our way!

We hope your 2011 brings you peace, joy and lots of love! Happy New Year!!

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