This will always be the year "We bought a house." It's been a very exciting time in our lives, and a period in time I will never forget. I'm proud of the fact that we took an idea, a desire, and made it happen. There were some naysayers who thought that in this economy we'd never sell our condo. But we ignored that negativity, and it sold in three weeks. Who would have thought we could find a house we liked and could afford in the six weeks given us until our condo closed? But we did.
And we've been so very happy here. My dreams of a big yard and BBQ's has come true. As has dreams of having all our children together. And most of all, I've enjoyed being hostess to family and friends. It's been a blast.
We also had some very important weddings this year. My son Nick married his wonderful girlfriend Kelly in a ceremony in September.
Hubby's daughter Wendy married her boyfriend Allen in May:
And my niece Jessica married Kyle on the Fourth of July. Emily was the flower girl.
We did have some times of sorrow this year, as we all do. Hubby lost his lovely Mom in April.
And in between all this excitement, we had our usual adventures.
We went to watch our daughter Jamie play football
One of those games was in Montreal, so we made what has become a yearly trek
Our plan had been to go to Niagara Falls for our fifth wedding anniversary. We decided to buy a house instead. But we did manage to steal away for a weekend in Booth Bay Harbor, ME.
And interspersed in all of this was the usual joys of life.
Grandchildren's birthday parties
Some trips to the beach
A trip to Boston
Our own headline show at the Bull Run
A Red Sox Game
The Topsfield Fair
And so many, many more moments that were special in their own ways. It's been a wonderful year. I have more blessings than I can count. It's hard to believe another year is over.
And already, we have something special to anticipate in 2012. Our second grand-daughter will be born the end of January.
I wonder what other exciting adventures the New Year will bring?