I’m sitting here in my upstairs office sipping hot Early Grey tea and watching the first few snowflakes of 2008 fall. I’ve been thinking back on this past year, on all the things that have happened… all the memories made. 2007 was a very full year for Ryan and I. Full of good and bad… joy and heartache… just full. I can not honestly say that I can remember a time in my life when I was quite as busy as these past twelve months have found me.
A quick recap!
January– We had our first visitor here in The Land of Fairy Tales, my best friend Emily.
February– I flew home to Phoenix to help my sister plan her wedding.
March- We enjoyed our first snow storm, the beginnings of spring, and getting ready for our trip home for the wedding.
April- Found us in Phoenix for three weeks and the wedding of my baby sister Becky to a wonderful man named Tyler. They also got pregnant with their first baby, a little girl named Savanah, on their honeymoon. Though they didn’t know it until later.
May- Ryan celebrated his 28th birthday We found out that we were expecting our first child and we began to look for a house off base.
June- We moved into a house off base, lost our baby, and celebrated our 7th anniversary all within a matter of days…
July- Was a month to rest and to recuperate… to try to enjoy the sunshine and settle in to our new home…
August- I was once again off to Phoenix to help my sister Charly plan her wedding to Ryan’s brother Zach!
September- I spent most of the month in Phoenix…
October- Ryan’s mom and dad came for a two week visit and we had a wonderful time!!! I also celebrated my 27th birthday.
November- We flew back to Phoenix, yet again, for Charly and Zach’s wedding, my parents came to Germany for a three week visit and we found out that Ryan’s little sister Josie, was engaged, that her fiancee, Justin was joining the AF and that they were getting married in December!
December- Most of the month was spent with my parents since they were there until the 20th (Pictures to come!) On the 29th the last sister between Ryan and I, Josie, got married and we were not able to attend… (Ryan was out of leave due to the other two weddings and all the visits this year) and we passed our 7 year anniversary of when we started trying to conceive our first child.
As you can see this year was packed for us! Of course these are just the highlights…
So this new year finds me anxious to see what’s in store for us this year, madly in love with my husband, excited for all three of my sisters and their new husband’s and watching the snow pile up in my front yard as we speak… it finds me content.
I have many stories and pictures to share with you of my parents visit and hopefully soon of Josie’s wedding but they will have to wait for another day… since this one is almost gone, I have a thousand things to do, and the snow is calling to me!
Auf Wiedersehen for now…