The year started off pretty easy, like normal. Well, not completely like normal, because we had a serious amount of snow. We received like 57 inches or something through-out the 2009/2010 winter season. It was amazing seeing how much we got. What was even more amazing was the fact that school barely got canceled for any of the snow.
In February (on Valentine’s Day), Josh got me the ultimate gift! I finally got myself a DSLR. I purchased a Canon Rebel XS! I only got the basic lens but want to eventually get a few more, for telephoto-shots and for macro, as well. Life is more interesting when you don’t have to deal with a crappy shutter speed like I’ve noticed with the standard point-n-shoots that I was using previously. So glad that I have the camera I have now.
In March, Ethan hit five years old. It’s amazing how fast he’s grown up. He has matured so much, and is still growing by leaps and bounds. In April, Josh hit that final mark before he hits thirty. I wanted to tease him mercilessly about it, but if I do that, he’d have the chance to do it back to me when my birthday comes around. So, I was nice and “polite”. Well, as polite as I can be.
May brought the end of Madi being a first grader and brought us closer to having two kids in school. It’s amazing how fast time seems to fly when they’re young like that. Or is it because I feel like they’re slowly slipping away from me?
In June, Madison turned the big SEVEN. She’s still a tiny little small thing, but she’s so bubbly and has an attitude that makes up for her petite little size. Also, in June, we went to Indiana to visit family there. We all got to meet my little nephew, Hunter. Mom also broke her ankle in two places. I had to drive her to the ER in our old Blazer, which was their old Blazer which is now their Blazer again. My current Blazer was on lifts getting her 4WD fixed. Mom wasn’t the only who broke a bone. Ethan broke both his ulna and his radius after falling off a desk. Poor little man!
July, I got to test out my DSLR on the fireworks. It took me a few hours, but I finally found the settings and got some really good shots of the lights. It was such a great time, even if they started setting off fireworks around Father’s Day in June and didn’t finish until August. Boonie folks don’t have manners, apparently.
August brought around the First Day of School. Madison was a second grader and Ethan started kindergarten. He had a few fits and starts but he got the hang of it. Madison had a few problems too, but even her teacher admitted that a chunk of it was a boy in her class.
September is the month of love for me. Forget February. September is the anniversary of mine and Josh’s dating. It’s the date we both admitted that, yeah, we’re dating, and more than just friends. I love Josh like there is no tomorrow.
November is Thanksgiving. It’s also the month that starts “Oh Holy Crap, Insane OT for Josh”. We went to Josh’s dad’s for Thanksgiving. It was a quiet day because everyone was working, out of town, or spending the rest of the time with their girlfriend’s family. November was also NaNoWriMo time! I won, with nine days to spare. I’m so freaking ecstatic at what I accomplished. Now to finish the novel!
December has a big significance to me. I’m a December baby. On the 8th, I turned 29. Oh crap! In 2011, I’ll turn 30. Not sure if that’s good or bad. We’ll find out, I guess!! On the 14th, the kids had their Christmas program. Everyone made it, but Jesse, who smacked his head hiding his girlfriend’s present. It’s not nice to laugh, but I’ll admit that I did do so. The weekend before Christmas, we went to Josh’s dad’s for an early celebration. It was nice. Everyone got gift cards, minus one, who got a full-custom gift from us. She definitely liked it! Christmas was nice, though I ended up sick!
In 2011, I’m hoping for more of the same. Life to just go on like normal. In 2011, we plan on buying a house. It’s a scary step for both of us. In 2011, I hope to finally learn more about how to use my camera, and to maybe learn to relax a little more.