2013 has brought us many joys as well as some not so joyous trials. But I'm so grateful for my sweet little family. They bring me so much happiness it's quiet undecidable.
Asher is the biggest heart-throb. This summer he did a lot of fishing, camping and hunting with his dad. Asher is a true born son of his dad! Good thing or I don't know what either of them would do. Thomas drew out a special elk permit that ended up being not so special when we spend a lot of money preparing and hunting and came out with nothing. Sometimes you just have to learn and grow the hard way.
I've got into running and Zumba. I run a 10 - 13 miler every Friday with some ladies in my ward and try to run a couple 4-5 milers during the week. I haven't ran any races yet but that's one of my goals this year. I'll be staring another job soon as a running human tester at Thomas's work. I'll pretty much get paid to run on treadmills.
I'm working at All About Kids again and have learned to love the struggle of working in daycare. It's so rewarding yet so hard. It's really nice to pick my hours, have Asher come with me and I've always worked with exceptional teachers and staff. It makes the hard days good.
I'm in love with my Honda Fit but we ended up not buying the house at the last minute when things just didn't feel right (darn spirit). Sometimes when I'm feeling like i'll be stuck in this stage of life forever. I remember how blessed I am with my amazing ward and my super adorable/ cozy apartment.
One of the biggest trials we experienced this year was going on 3 years of not being able to get pregnant. I want another baby. Asher would be such a great brother it makes me all emotional every time I think about it. It's like we are stuck in this weird stage where we have insurance but it still costs a lot to go see any doctors/ specialists and it's defiantly doesn't cover any infertility treatments. As we are trying to pay off student loans because both Thomas and I graduated in less then desirable paying majors it all makes its frustrating. I just sit and wonder whats the problem. I do have my first appointment in a couple weeks and hopefully it will get us flying in the right direction. O well, what can I do. It's amazing that I truly feel that if in some freak way that Asher was our only one that I would be fine because I just love him that much. Its so crazy the number of couples who would die just to have one. Then sometimes the only people I ever feel surrounded by are people just thinking about popping out #3. Sometimes I feel like I was so young and dumb that I didn't cherish those baby days and I long for them again. So the amazing thing about this being a trial is that I have been able to cherish everyday and live with no regrets.
Thanksgiving was so much fun. The food was incredible and so was the company.
We eat at Texas Roadhouse for Christmas Eve and had the time of our lives spending time together on Christmas day. News Years was a blast and I've made some really great goals. I'm going to be working two jobs and kind of feeling nervous that i'll be jumping all over the place and working really close to full-time. But it's only from Jan to the end of the school semester so we are going to be able to make some good progress in the financial world. Boo-Ya to 2014 I'm going to kick some... Butt!! Haha