Well, I honestly can't believe that this DECADE is over! I remember ringing in the New Year in 2000 like it was yesterday! Our little family, me, Mike, Ty, along with my siblings and Nate and Dodie were all at my Dad's. We played games, ate food and watched as the world didn't end at midnight :). I can't believe all that has changed in the last decade. I've gained a lot. Like 4 more wonderful boys. A few lbs :( A LOT of wonderful life long friends. Nephews, and even a couple of nieces. SEVERAL sisters in law. Everyone but Jon is now married. Even MOM! I've also gained an even stronger testimony. It's amazing to me the way that the Lord blesses me each and every day. Mike's also experienced a lot. He's changed jobs, run for city council (and lost), been appointed to the planning commission.
I've also lost a lot in the last decade. The biggest loss was that of my Dad. It will be 10 years this April. That New Years Eve in 1999 was one of the last fun times we had with Dad. My heart still hurts daily when I think about him. I also lost Grandma Jeane. BUT then we gained Grandma Bev. We lost Mike's Grandma Lucille. And recently I've started to lose my beloved Great Uncles.
I've lost a lot, but gained so much more. I truly love my family and am so thankful for my wonderful life.
Now, as for this New Years Eve. I got to spend it with my family and friends. The Malan's, Neff's and Voigt's came over for dinner and games. I can't believe it but my kiddo's ALL made it to midnight! Honestly can't believe it! hehehe. I am thankful for my friends. They make for a good time :)