2009 was a year of transition, and a year of the temporary. From leaving Germany and the Army, to staying with my parents for a couple of months, to moving temporarily to California. Travel this year has been limited to exploring the SF area or visiting family and friends. Really, we've seen our family more this year than we have in many years, even with living in CA. Ashlyn started preschool and is currently replacing the German she knew for a bit of Spanish. This has also been a big year of quilting for me, my main activity behind taking care of children and cooking.
For next year, I am AGAIN looking forward to moving near family. I hope to return to teaching and have a YARD. I will always be working on my patience and want to be a better mom and wife.
My resolutions for the past two years were to put my photos in an online site and put all of my photos into photobooks. Semi-success on the photos online. I'm up through August. Total FAIL on the photobooks. I still want to do the photo books. Perhaps I should just be more realistic and say I would like to unpack this year (our belongings are almost entirely in storage.) Along with the unpacking, I would like to elminate much of the extra items that we obviously don't need.
2009 certainly did not turn out as I had expected, but I have high hopes for 2010.