Sunday, January 16, 2011

Year in Review, Year Ahead

I've been a very sporatic blogger lately. I've either been too busy or too sleep deprived to blog properly.

It's now January 16th, and I've been meaning to write about some new years resolutions, and just review a little but of our last year. We didn't get to send out Christmas cards this year, or a newsletter or anything. Sometimes I wonder if those things become redundant since most of our friends and family read our blog already, but to be honest, I always LOVE getting them from other people even if I do read their blog!

So this blog post is sort of a "newsletter" from us. Sort of.


...was an interesting year for us. I can definitely say that it was a year that I don't want to repeat, but I can also say that many many good things came out of it as well.

January - We announced that we were expecting baby #2. Will started a new job.

February - Will's dad went into a coma and we travelled to UT to be with his family.

March - Celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary in Portland by recreating our wedding day. Found out that we were expecting another boy.

April - Will ran his first 100 mile ultra marathon. I signed on to compose my first filmscore.

May - I finished teaching piano and began my 7th month of pregnancy.

June - Preston turned 2 years old. We went to the Olympic Peninsula for the Thomas Family Reunion. I turned 33 years old.

July - Will turned 32 years old. I had my baby shower. I worked on the film score.

August - Tessha (Will's sister) came to stay with us for the last couple of weeks of my pregnancy to help out. I was miserable. I finished the filmscore for "Minuet", and a collaboration with singer Poppi London. Taylor was born on the 17th! :) I was back in the hospital on the 27th for Pancreatitis and Eclampsia. Will was laid off from his job.

September - I go home from the hospital. We had family photos taken. Taylor was blessed at 6 weeks old. Will painted houses to earn $$.

October - We went camping on the peninsula for 5 days. I started blogging professionally for WTE. Will was still painting houses and job hunting.

November - Had our first Thanksgiving dinner at home together. I was busy accompanying for a violin studio.

December - Started looking for a bigger place to live. Went to Idaho/Utah for Christmas for 2 weeks.

2010 was filled with a lot of health issues for us (mostly me), but I can say that the boys have also all had their fair share of flus and colds as well. But we were also blessed with Taylor and so even though the majority of my health problems were due to having a baby, on the flipside, I would do it all over again to get Taylor here. It was also a year of financial instability. We were very blessed as Will started the new year with a new job, but then in August he was laid off - for the 2nd time in 3 years.


We are very excited for what 2011 may bring us. Hopefully no more health issues, and hopefully some job stability. :) We don't have too many things on the calendar quite yet, but here are a few...

January - We are moving to our first "home" on the 22nd. We are excited to have more space and more bedrooms.

February -

March - Will is running the Chuckanut 50K Ultra Race.

April - Will runs the Lumberjack 50 Mile Race in Port Gamble.

May -

June - Preston turns 3 years old. I turn 34 years old (yikes...I don't even want to think about that yet!). Will runs the Western States 100 Mile Race in lake Tahoe.

July - Will turns 33 years old.

August - Taylor turns 1 year old.

September -

October - I hope to be rapping up recording on my new album.

November - I hope to be rapping up the photography work for the new album and submitting masters and artwork to the cd manufacturer.

December - I hope to be releasing my 3rd album.

Some of my own new year resolutions are to be a better wife/mother, finish another album, lose all the baby weight, not judge people, and to really concentrate on the good in people and not the bad. Will told me what his resolutions were, but I'll let him tell you if he wants.

So anyway, that's what we've been up to and where we're headed. Excited for new adventures ahead!


Dan Thomas said...

I am sure the new year will be better than the last!
Maybe we could find a resort in Lake Tahoe where we could spend a few days while Will gets ready to run!

James and Elizabeth said...

I'm so happy for you guys. A new HOME. Yippey!

I can't wait to get your new album. I'll add that to my Christmas list for next year. :)

Can we come watch Will race in Port Gamble?

DWT said...

So fun to hear about what's happened and what's coming up.