Friday, July 31, 2009

One Year Ago...

Two weeks after moving, enjoying the backyard.

Bubbles on the back deck. Charlie is almost too big for this shirt now.

One year ago, this very day, we packed up and said goodbye to San Diego. We drove all night to our new, our current home. Today I find it difficult to believe a whole year has passed. And, yet, when I look back at pictures from the last year I am in awe of all the change, all the growing each member of our little family has accomplished. I truly think this past year has been the most difficult of my life, but I have grown so much. Maybe not so oddly, I feel I have much more growing to do. I thought at this stage of my life I would have all the answers, at least a lot more than I do. But, I don't. And I kind of like growing up along with my children---all over again. After all (again, maybe not so oddly), they have turned out to be pretty good teachers.

Charlie was 5 months old when we moved. He had not even started eating solids at that point. He had just barely started his army crawling. Kingsley was not even 2 1/2 at the time. We've come a long way babies. Despite part of me still missing San Diego and our friends, there is part of me that is learning to enjoy this ride. Bumpy though it may be.

4 comments:

TUTU Monkey said...

I can't get over that it has been a YEAR!! We miss playing with you guys....long walks in Balboa.....dancing at musica class....Sarah sneaking smooches from Kingsley.

I understand what you are saying about grwoing and learning......I am with ya.

Proud mommy of Two said...

I can't beleive it's already been a year! Where does the time go? We miss you guys so much!

Alliegatorfables said...

We were just talking about you today and missing you! I think you have been away for a year...now it is time for a San Diego vacation!

* TONYA * said...

I still miss you. I can't believe it's been that long already. You were one of the first girls I met in the group. We'll have to try and get together soon.