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December 31st, 2007

Okay, I hate to be predictable but there is a reason everyone does it:  the obligatory year in review post.

2007 has been one hell of a ride.

January – March I spent working at a job I hated and fretting that Sabrina was getting older everyday and would never come home.

April – early June I spent living in Guatemala with Sabrina.

The remainder of June was spent packing up our house in Pittsburgh.

July – October I spent adjusting to TN and enjoying being part of a 2 parent family as well as adjusting to being a stay at home mom.

November & December my world turned a bit upside down with the discovery that I am pregnant.  Bed rest and life style changes followed.

We started the year with no children in our home and are ending it with the hope of adding a second.  I spent a couple of months away from my husband living in a foreign country.  I quit my job and became a stay at home mom.  We moved far away from friends and family.  The only thing in my life that hasn’t completely changed this year is Steve – he is probably the reason I can handle all of the other changes without going batshit crazy.

Bizarre, bizarre, bizarre – but all in a good way.

Here is a picture of Miss Sabrina in January of this year and a picture of her yesterday with Abuela.



Happy New Year to you all!  I hope 2008 bring all of the blessings you desire to your lives.  If you are going out to celebrate tonight, be safe!

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13 Responses to “I’m a sheep”

  1. mama k Says:

    That is one crazy year, girl! Here’s hoping 2008 is calm and predictable… well other than the whole pregnancy, childbirth, newborn craziness.
    So um, maybe I’ll just wish you a smooth and happy new year instead!

  2. Jenny Says:

    Sabrina is looking so grown up!!!
    Wow. It has been a crazy year. Thank goodness you and Steve have such a great relationship

  3. Bobbi Says:

    Oh, what a year it has been. You certainly have had a lot of changes, but have handled them so well.

    I feel great joy for you as you prepare to add a second child to your family.

    I love Sabrina’s picture last year. The hat just made me chuckle. She is such a big girl now. Where did our babies go?

    Happy New Year!! Ring it in with some sparkling cider—-OH the joys of pregnancy!

  4. Julia Says:

    I feel the same way about this past year – I was trying to put together a montage of our year in pictures – I got so overwhelmd by my emotions of the chagnes over this past year and just had to cry a minute – our lives have changes so much – all for the good – but SOOOO much.

    I never imagined I would have six kids. I never imagined I would be 40 with two kids in college – two in middle school and two in diapers:)

    I would not change a thing – except for Buntarikas to be in the US going to the college of HER choice and living her dream – that is the one thing I wish I could change.

    Happy New year my friend – how excitng the next year will be for ALL of us:)


  5. Laurie Says:

    I also had a crazy, but wonderful year. Started with no referral yet. Ending with my baby home from Guatemala and another one on the way. Crazy! But so great! Hope your pregnancy continues to go well.

  6. laura k. Says:

    congrats on your crazy year. what a blessing you have in sabrina and your bun in the oven! i love looking back on the year to see how much growing our little family has done. i hope 2008 brings you all that you hope for and more.

  7. Alleen Says:

    I’ve enjoyed being a part of this crazy ride with you, my friend.

    That last pic is a KEEPER!! Too bad her jersey didn’t help the Steelers win.

  8. Kelly and Skylie Says:

    Happy New year !!!!!!

  9. Lori Says:

    Crazy but cool year!! Those pics are adorable!!! Happy New Year to you!!

  10. Soltana Says:

    You have had a busy year!!!!

    Love the pics sooo cute!!!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!

  11. Angie Says:

    It has been a crazy year hasn’t it! Happy New Year Michelle!!!!

  12. jenn Says:

    Happy New Year!

  13. Kim Says:

    Ok – I’ve “lived” your life with you through your blog all of 2007 – but reading it like that makes me stressed!! What a year you had! But so exciting. I will continue to pray that you have a healthy pregnancy – and that you get off of bed rest soon.

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