Here are a few photos I took on the last day of 2011 of Beck. 2011 was an amazing year full of surprises and changes in my life. As always, I roll with the punches and come out on top and better than before. Beck has been one of the most amazing things to ever happen in my life and I am so lucky to be his momma.
With the new year comes new hopes, dreams and plans. I can’t wait to watch him grow this year and see all the changes he will go through. Looking at this little guy right now, makes me wonder what he will be like this time next year. It’s crazy to think that by 2013 he will be walking and talking!
I have been obviously absent from blogging here. As you can see from the sweet face above, I have been busy loving a baby. I have felt a huge desire recently to jump back into this blog and make something of it. I have only a short 9 months to finish items on my 101 in 1001 days. I have transferred the remaining list to my phone in hopes that will motivate me to do a couple of items a week. There are several things I have completed and need to go mark off and there are quite a few I know I won’t complete. Also, with the addition of Beck, my goals have changed somewhat. I am not totally ditching it, but I have an idea that I will be completing some items that aren’t on the list, but have become more important.
The new year always brings a sense of wonder for me. It really does feel like a fresh of breath air gets blown into my soul and I know that I can do anything I want. My life has become pretty dang amazing in the past 365 days. I have gained a new perspective on my life that comes with having with having a small life to take care of. Things that were once important, no longer are and I am ok with that. Then there are the things in my life that I really didn’t realize how much I missed and needed. I am working on those too.
My main purpose in this life again has become my children. I really, really, really believe I was mean to be a momma. I was a momma for a long time to Tori and my nephews. But, I have missed the past few years of traditions with Tori and Hunter. I did my best to spend time with them and continue what we had before, but it was hard. Now that I have my own home again, we have been able to rekindle some of that “family” magic. I know from the outside looking in it’s a little wacky. But I have never really been normal. I am excited for Beck to grow up loving his sister and cousin. Even though it’s not a blood relation, family is what you make it. I am also excited for Beck to grow up surrounded by all the people who love him, family AND friends.
OK. I got a little sappy there… This kid makes me that way sometimes!
Here’s to a wonderful, fun-filled, amazing new year