I didn't intend to go on a blog hiatus over the Christmas season, it just sort of happened that way. Now I am left with a dilemma however. So much happened over the last two weeks that it seems like there are dozens of posts roaming around inside my head. I would like ot do them justice so I'm beginning to get some thoughts down here and there. Oh and pictures, lots of pictures. But it seems that posts will trickle out as I get to them, and we aren't even home yet.
But to summarize, Christmas is awesome! Travel was manageable despite some major bumps! Family was crazy, loving, maddening, and wonderful all at once. Food was plentiful. Baby goat was *mostly* adaptable and adorable. And we are all made it to the new year!
Tomorrow we drive back to the Goat-cave (hmmm, not sure about this nickname yet, thoughts?) and resume normal life. Daycare and work begin again and we HAVE to spend some immediate time childproofing as baby goat's mobility has skyrocketed in the last two weeks.
It seems sad to be heading home and knowing that I won't get to spend so much real time with Mr. Goat and baby goat as I did in the last two weeks, but there is a strong desire to return to a normal schedule and plan, even if it involves the realities of work, cleaning house and daycare.
I have to say, 2009 has been a wild ride. Baby goat is a blessing that I can still hardly wrap my head around. His entrance may have been more dramatic than I'd have liked but I think the year has been good to us.
Now on this first day of 2010 I am hopeful about growth. I hope that we enter a time of more security (financially especially) than we've known in the last several years, and I am hopeful that Mr. Goat's firm will grow and thrive. I am hopeful that baby goat will continue to grow and thrive! I am hopeful that I will grow as a person, and possibly shrink as a person too! (at least from a numbers sense).
Ten years ago I knew Mr. Goat just barely. We didn't start dating for another 4 months. Now we are married with a kid, a law firm, a few crazy cats, and a few degrees to boot. I'm so thankful for what I've been given and what I hope I have given back in these ten years.
Happy New Year everyone! It's good to be back!