Saturday, January 02, 2010
Happy New Year Everyone!
2009 was a busy year for us! Even though it felt like I spent large chunks of the year sitting on the couch sweating without a/c and watching tv alone while A was deployed, the year was actually quite momentous. I moved, started a new job, planned a wedding, got married, planned and went on a honeymoon to Australia and New Zealand, Adam deployed twice, we visited Kansas and Omaha (got into a car accident), we traveled to Korea, and we got pregnant!
I like to set goals every new year for what I would like to accomplish, but this year's biggest goal is kind of a give-in... BRING A HEALTHY BABY INTO THIS WORLD!!! Other than that my goals are simple: to get back in shape after the baby is born, to figure out the best course of action in my work situation, and to continue to grow a strong marriage with Adam as the foundation of our lives.
I spent New Year's Eve with my parents here in Hawaii... Adam's grandfather died a few days ago so he went on emergency leave back to Kansas to attend the funeral. He left New Year's Eve at 8:30 and he'll come home tomorrow. I miss him so much! I can't wait to get him home safe and sound with us girls again.
Mom and Dad and I went to bed early, but were awoken by the sound of fireworks exploding all around us. Hawaiians have this inexplicable fascination with fireworks and this year it seemed like every Hawaiian on the island was lighting some off in their back yard. It felt like we were in a war zone! I laid awake from about 11:30-12:45 listening to all the explosions.
Dad left yesterday and Mom leaves tomorrow and then I guess we will be back to the "real world" of full work days and no more vacation! Boo!
Prince says Happy New Year Y'all.
Prince is a crazy-looking cat that lives in our neighborhood and waits by our courtyard door for me to come home from work every day. I always talk to him and say "Prince!" and he goes "mraooowe!"