Well, 2008 was a good year and a bad year. Aren't they all, though? Here are just some of the biggest things that stood out in my mind from the year.
It has definitely been a very emotional year health-wise. At the end of 2007 I was diagnosed with endometriosis, which started off my 2008 by taking monthly shots of Lupron treatment that put me into menopause for 6 months. After that ended in June, things just seemed to get more frustrating and confusing from there. My body is doing things right now that no one really understands, which has resulted in me being tested for an abundance of possibilities. We're not really sure what's going on at this point, but I have faith and hope for 2009 to bring answers and great health.
In June I finally got married! It was incredibly exciting, stressful, overwhelming, and fun - all rolled into one! And if I'm going to talk about my wedding at all, I must mention my mother. The whole thing simply would not have happened without her. She was an incredibly patient and loving mother who helped put together an amazing day while dealing with a tired, stressed out, menopausal bride!! Yes, she is amazing.
Followed by my wedding, I got to spend a week on an amazing honeymoon. Mike and I took a Carnival Cruise to the Caribbean and it was so much fun! I loved getting to spend a week of vacation with my best friend, and I still miss that trip every day.
On October 31st my very first nephew, Solomon Priest, came into the world!! He was an absolutely wonderful addition to my two adorable nieces that I already had. I love him so very much and can't wait to watch him continually grow up and become cuter every day!
Without a doubt, the absolutely best thing that happened in 2008 was that I got to marry my very best friend. I don't care how cheesy it sounds, this is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I have loved being able to live with my best friend and no longer having to say goodbye to each other at night. He has been my rock during this year and I probably wouldn't have made it out alive without him. I love sharing all of my moments with him and continually look forward to all the ones that are to come.
As I said, it was a good year and a bad year, but they all are. I greatly look forward to 2009 and all the wonderful and challenging things that it will bring.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
December 13th - Our apartment phase "adopted" a family for Christmas. These are the presents Mike and I got for one of the little girls.
December 16th - I also love Mike's shirt that he wears to work during the holiday season. It just cracks me up!
December 17th - We treated ourselves to Sonic on my 1 year anniversary of being diagnosed with endometriosis. Trust me, I/we deserved it. haha!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
December 7th - We helped the Connell's pick out their Christmas tree! And you can ask Eric yourself why he's on the ground... haha!
December 10th - We put Christmas lights up in our window. It's pretty much all you can do with an apartment.
Friday, December 5, 2008
November 29th - I've been sick for about two weeks straight and the hubs came home with this as a surprise to try and help my sore throat.
December 1st - I feel like I owe these two things a great deal of gratitude for their role in my life this past week. haha!
December 2nd - Mike's now #1 thing on his Christmas list...a red plaid hat with two LED lights in the top... *lol*