Last year was the most emotionally exhausting, physically taxing and financially draining year we've had in a long time.
It was also one of the best.
Seriously, how does that even work?
Most years I'm just glad to be done and move on and hope things get better.
This is the first time in a very long time that I can look back and say, "That was a pretty good year." I can finally see some progress toward a couple of my major goals. (And yes, one of my major goals was to get ALL the kids in school all day. Now I can really enjoy them when they come home. And yes again, if you know me well you will know I was itching to get into a better house for our family. We had outgrown the other one about 7 years ago. We moved into it as a starter home with no kids, thinking we'd live there for 2 years and then find something we really liked, with a better floor plan. 19 years later, we finally made the change. Now I finally feel like I'm at home. AND we can all sit comfortably in the family room, which is a big plus.)
With that said, I'm excited to see what 2011 has in store for us here.