I began this blog just slightly less than a year ago after a failed prior attempt. I had the best of intentions when I started my first blog, but at the time, life got in the way and I didn’t make it a priority.
On April 23rd, we welcomed Ella Rose into the world… We were anxious and excited about her arrival. Uncertain about how our family dynamic would change, it turns out, this new bundle, with her full head of thick brown hair, would only make our love grow on so many levels.
We also lost a beloved family member in July… our sweet hound Homer had to be put down, due to an illness that could not be controlled. Losing a pet was by far one of the hardest things our family has ever dealt with. He is missed and thought about daily.
In August we took our first vacation as a family of four, when we packed up the car and head North to my home state of Maine. It was literally pure bliss for me to share the beauty of Maine in the summertime with my family. Max was just old enough to really enjoy the beach, and watching him play in the sand brought back the best memories of my childhood. I hope to make the trip again in the summer of 2015.
In the early fall we had our first ever professional family photo shoot with Jacquie from The Sweeter Side of Mommyhood, and though we had a bit of a tough time corralling our busy toddler, I love the way the photos turned out. Memories I will treasure always.
It was an overall fabulous and memorable year, and I am so looking forward to what the future holds in this blessed life I lead. I don’t really have any resolutions for 2015, but I always have goals that I am striving for. I hope to become more organized, I hope to slow down a bit, I hope to learn from my mistakes, and I hope to be the best wife, mother, and human I can be.
I wish you all the happiest of New Years, and hope that 2015 holds for you all of the things you wish for. I’ll be celebrating from the comfort of my own home, with my babes, likely in my pajamas… glass of champagne in hand of course.
Goodbye 2014. Hello 2015.