What an amazing time of the year! I think this is the first time in a LONG time that I have truly felt just that. I think I have said on here before that I have been sick with either pregnancy, flu or other for the past 7-8 Christmas's. Well, this year we are healthy, happy and I have turned over a new leaf. Because the kids are at such an incredible age, it was the most magical time we have all had for Christmas. Santa spoiled the kids, and their excitement was absolutely contagious. Starting from cutting down our tree, decorating the house, and shopping...there was never any stress and we were able to take in each moment. As if that wasn't all enough....we were able to make a family dream come true! Up to this point in my children's life, I haven't been very conscious about what kind of memories they are going to hold onto in their wee little lives. I know that they will always carry Alaskan memories of all their cousins, Grandma, Papa, and Teta's and uncles. But, what an amazing moment to know that this Christmas we were quite literally creating one of those moments that they will carry with them the rest of their lives. We broke down and decided to bring our dream dog into the family. We are going to have another baby in the house and the beauty of it is, that I don't have to rough my nipples up for it;) TMI! I know:) rofl.... Well, her name is Keeta and she is an 7 week old Blue Dane. We are picking her up earlier then we expected....TOMORROW:) Yipee! Last night I thanked Jake for all of his hard work this year to help keep us afloat, and he took it one step further and made dreams come true. Somehow "thank you" just never seems like enough. This morning we laid in bed thinking about our 2009 goals. I am so excited for the New Year and full of happiness. Some words that I am going to take into the new year (not resolutions) are CHANGE, PRESENCE, SELF-LOVE, AWE, AND FUN!
To see the video of the kids getting their surprise package you have to go see it on my Facebook page.