Wow. This has been quite a year. I have to say that 2009 was one of the best years of my life. I fell even more in love with my amazing husband, I finally figured out the value of a few true friends, I lost some not so great friends which ended up being an amazing blessing, I battled my infertility, and am currently falling head over heels in love with this little girl I'm carrying.
Seriously. Could it get any better?
Just for fun, and because I saw this on Mrs. Everlasting's blog and loved it, here is a look back at my 2009...
January: I started off the New Year quietly, on my couch, with my family, recovering from surgery after my 4th miscarriage. Mr. Perfect, the Marine, and I got a wild hair and headed out for tatoos (I got the smallest of the 3, trust...). I celebrated my dear friend, KT's 23rd birthday with some of my favorite people.
February: Mr. Perfect and I got baptised and joined our church. I fell a little more in love with Mr. Perfect as he truly became the spiritual leader of our house. My family lost our dog due to heart failure. My best pal, AP, turned 26 in our true fashion; a late night, lots of laughs, and way too many margaritas. Mr. Perfect pulled off the best Valentine's night over, by celebrating on Friday the 13th and taking me on a ghost tour.
March: I ran my first 5k! Mr. Perfect and I remodeled our bedroom. We took a much overdue trip to visit my parentals in Baltimore and even though I froze, we had a blast. My coworker, Nebraska, moved back home leaving me all sad and stuff at work. =(
April: I had surgery to repair the septum in my uterus and was also diagnosed with endometriosis. Mr. Perfect and I ventured to Small Town, SC for a nice Easter with his family. I officially fell head over heels in love with running.
May: I celebrated my 4 year anniversary with the love of my life. We bought Rock Band and it changed my life. My amazing husband turned 32 (!). My goddaughter turned 2 and we headed to Charleston for her birthday weekend. I was the DD for Cinco de Mayo and decided never to do that again!
June: I spent a lot of time at the beach and out on the river. Truly my happy place. My best friend's son turned 6 and we headed back up to Charleston for his birthday weekend. Mr. Perfect and I had two teenage girls from his home church come stay with us for a week. We decided we should never be parents to girls... ironic much?!?
July: Mr. Perfect surprised me with the best belated anniversary present ever. I spent the 4th of July weekend on the river with my family and it was one of the best weekends ever. My aunt and uncle from Texas came down for a week and I got to meet my new step-cousin whom I adore.
August: I played in a soccer tournament the first weekend of the month.. it would be my last for a while! I found out on August 3rd that our lives were forever changed with a little positive sign. We had a slight scare early on, but this one stuck with us...
September: I turned twenty seven. Holy wow. Mr. Perfect planned a nice dinner at home with my family since I was exhausted. Then my girls took me out for a nice dinner the next night to celebrate. My pal, KW, gave birth to her daughter, Gabby, forever changing our little circle of friends. The Marine came and spent a few weeks with us before heading back up to Base, North Carolina.
October: I threw a baby shower for just one of my many prego friends, KT. Mr. Perfect and I headed up to Base, NC to see the Marine off to A-stan. It didn't quite work out, but at least we got to spend a week with him before he left. I carved pumpkins with Mr. Perfect and AP and didn't stop laughing even once the whole time. Mr. Perfect and I headed out for a night of belly dancers with some of our friends and had a grand old time.
November: Threw a baby shower for my best friend, KP. Headed up to Small Town, SC for Thanksgiving dinner with Mr. Perfect's family. Found out that our precious baby was a girl!!! Top 10 best moments of my life...
December: Spent a lovely holiday season with family. Made sure to enjoy every last minute of mine and Mr. Perfect's last Christmas together just the two of us. Dragged Mr. Perfect to multiple Christmas parties (his words, not mine). Welcomed KP's daughter, Katherine, to the world. I plan on ending the New Year in the same spot on my couch I started it on, but this time while my baby kicks away at my ribs the whole time...
So long 2009. It was a doozy, but I've never had so much fun in my life. I can't wait to see what 2010 has in store for us...
Happy New Years y'all!!