Typing One Handed

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead December 21, 2009

Filed under: Hopes — Kelly Jo @ 11:55 am

Every year as Christmas approaches I find myself doing a lot of reflecting.  It’s hard not to do, as Christmas brings both the end of one year, and the beginning of the next.

There are always hopes.  For example, last year Christmas looked like this:

Remember? I just showed you this last week!

While looking ahead last year, I was hoping this year we would see a change.  And we did.

This year she wouldn't even sit on his lap.

I suppose there is always next year.  (You know, when I will have two who are terrified by Santa Clause.)

I accomplished my main goal last year: to get pregnant.  I was fortunate enough that it happened super fast and was blessed a thousand fold with my beautiful Maya.  It may seem like an odd resolution, but I don’t think one can achieve anything greater.

Maya Grace Courtesy Bella Lucia Photography

Now I am looking ahead to the hopes I have for next year.  ’07 brought a baby, ’08 brought a marathon.  ’09 brought another baby, so it looks like I better dust off my running shoes.  When I get in marathon mode it is a HUGE part of my life.  I look forward to sharing my ups and downs in marathon training in the year to come.

I can't believe I am going to do this to myself again!

My other big goal is in this blog.  I am really planning on pouring even more of myself into it, which can result in benefits for you!  Already lined up for 2010: a collaboration with the hilarious Kisha Floren, and tips on how to get great photos of kids of all ages from my dear friend and AMAZING photographer Kellene Maynard of Bella Lucia Photography.  I will also be making some technical changes that will hopefully make your experience here better.  But possibly most exciting of all?  THERE WILL BE GIVEAWAYS!!! (Who doesn’t like free stuff?)

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I am looking forward to seeing what 2010 will bring.  I hope you are too.