Here are a few key things I remember about this year...
In February, we got a puppy named Moses. I hated him. A LOT. I decided that getting a dog while living in an apartment was the worst thing I had ever agreed to do, even though I had begged Art to get me a puppy for months. He is almost a year old now, and I have come around. He is a smart, well-behaved yellow lab, and he tries his best to entertain me while Art is away.
In May, one of my very best friends got married. It was my first wedding to be in, and I am still so happy for her. The dress I wore in the wedding was empire waist, and the way it fell on my body made it look like I had a belly. I remember joking with another one of my good friends that I was pregnant. I thought about how Art would die if that was true. At that point in our lives, he was planning on going back to college to get a more conventional job. He said the only thing that would stop him was if I got pregnant. A few days after that wedding, I found out that I was pregnant. Funny how life works. More funny the plans that God has for us when we don't have any clue.
In June, our lease was up at our first apartment. We spent our first year of marriage in a one bedroom apartment. We didn't think we would need more room in that first year, but we both underestimated that large amount of stuff that comes when you combine two lives into one. We moved to a two bedroom apartment that was on the first floor of a complex. We were thrilled about this first floor business because our last apartment was on the third floor. (Please don't get me started about how frustrating it is to drag a million bags of groceries up all those stairs when Art is at work.) Soon after moving into our new place, I started getting really sick. We found out just a short month and a half later that the place was full of mold, so in August we had to pack up and move again!
In November, we started looking for houses. We have found two great potential neighborhoods to build in, so we are now in the process of figuring that out. It is still mind blowing to me that we are old enough to purchase something as huge as a house.
December was a month that went by so quickly. My birthday is in December, and even though Art wasn't here on the actual day, he still made sure it was very special. He got me a ring I had been wanting forever. He also got me an iPhone, which has been entertaining to say the least. We had our first baby shower. I love showers... At least the ones that are for me. Haha. It's like another birthday, except this time all the gifts were for baby Trae. Then there was Christmas. Let me tell you why this was so special. I mentioned that Art has a very different work schedule. Up until this Christmas, we had never spent a holiday together. NEVER. Well, this year he was lucky enough to be off of work for Christmas. It was wonderful. We went to Oklahoma to be with my family and had a great time. Not to mention, I got this great little computer that I am typing on right now. My last one took a rather unfortunate walk with me in the rain.
Those were just a few of the many, many events that happened in the last year. I hope all of you have a very happy and safe New Year.