Thursday, January 1, 2009

happy new year!

Happy New Year! As 2008 comes to a close, I have been reflecting on the changes our family went through this year and upcoming challenges for 2009. The most exciting thing that happened for the Powells this year was Charlie's arrival. At the beginning of 2008, we were a family of four and by the end we were a family of five!

These are some exciting and challenging things that took place in 2008;

We celebrated Melody's 1st birthday in January, the same day we found out we were expecting Charlie.

In April, Alex took a position with a new firm, Williams Financial Advisors.

In May, Jack graduated from three-year-old to four-year-old preschool and Alex hit the big 3-0.

Jack turned four in June.

Throughout the summer we took many trips to visit grandparents and spent our time at home playing at the park while we waited for Charlie to make his appearance, which came at the end of September.

By the end of 2008, we were settled into a routine as a family of five.

2009 will, no doubt, bring change and challenges as well;

We are currently in the middle of filling out private school applications. Remember when you were filling out college applications? That was A LOT easier than this!! Hopefully we'll have some interviews in the next few months and know where Jack will start kindergarden by March.

At the end of January, Melody will turn 2.

In April, I am running in the Country Music 1/2 Marathon in Nashville.

Jack will be 5 (!!!) in June.

We will celebrate Charlie's 1st birthday in September.

These are the events we are anticipating...I'm looking forward to those unexpected challenges and joys God will send our way! Happy New Year everyone!


Krystyn said...

Happy New Year! Wow, you've gone blog crazy already!

Lauren said...

I love it! I can already tell that by the time HaleyJohnThomas arrives I am going to be sucked into the blogosphere too!

Krystyn said...

Matt wants to know....who's watching the kids today? Where do you get all of this blog time?

emily said...

they're pretty much just running amok...Alex is here but, of course being New Year's, football is taking over again.