Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 A Year In Review

2010-What a year! I am usually not a really "reflective" person, I tend to just keep my eyes on what is ahead and try not to focus much on what has happened. But this year is a little different! This was a year of big adjustments for all of us (especially Wrigley) as we settled into our new groove. Yes, it took us a solid 4 months to figure out that groove. It was also a year that provided a lot of closure for us. What a relief to have the month of February over! God carried us through, as he always does. Heaven got really lucky this year when it gained several wonderful new residents. Although we are sad to lose those individuals, we know they are so happy in heaven and can't wait to see them again. We also welcomed many new friends into the world this year and we are looking forward to adventures with each of them.
I have a hard time with resolutions, because I know that they are just something that you say knowing that you aren't going to actually do it. At least, that is my experience with resolutions. So I am setting a goal for myself, one that I hope I can achieve. My goal for 2011 is to live more in the present. I have a tendency to focus on what is next and be so busy planning, that I miss what is happening. Everyone told us that time flies when you have a child, but we didn't comprehend what they meant until this year. Our sweet baby girl is now a toddler who uses phrases (her favorite being "No Mama!") and tries to make her own decisions. It is incredible how quickly this ride is going! We are hanging on and can't wait to see what is next with our most precious blessing. Here is a little picture recap of some "highlights" of Olive's year...
First time to play in a bouncer
First time to see a Sooner bowl game
First time to celebrate Mommy's birthday
First time to eat at Freddy's
First time to eat vegetables!
First time to take a bath in the "big girl" tub
First Valentine's Day
First time to crawl!! And our lives haven't been the same since! :)
First time to be in a fashion show
First trip to the zoo
First opening day!
First Easter and the first time to wear shoes!
It was an Easter miracle that only lasted through church.
First picture in the tulips
First time to play in her front yard swing
First Mother's Day
First bike ride
First Cubbies game!
First time to be completely traumatized by Mommy (I am sure it won't be the last)
First time to swim in a big pool
First official celebration of living on the best street in Norman...our block party with all of the babies. Our sweet neighbor, Marie, who was the mastermind of the block party passed away in November and we are so thankful she started this tradition!
First haircut
First Father's Day
First time to celebrate Wrigley's birthday
First Fourth of July
First time to color
First steps!!
First time to visit Pops
Fun times at the splash pads!
First time to eat cake...I think she liked it!
First time to meet Papa
First time to meet an Olympic gold medalist
First Sooner football game
First time to have her piggies painted
First time to use her own silverware
First time to win a prize for best costume
First Jack-o-lantern
First time to pet a goat

Celebrating Daddy's birthdayFirst time to make cookies for Santa
What a wonderful year full of precious memories. We love you more than you know, Olive Kay and we can't wait for what the next year has in store!

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