Max got super sick with RSV pneumonia and found himself in PICU for several days.
Then he got better and turned two at the end of the month
I was too broke to buy a photo shoot so I took his pictures myself - my first official shoot
My dearest Megan left for Japan for three years- I miss her daily
About mid month was when I decided that I really wanted to start blogging.
We built leprechaun traps that did not catch a leprechaun but did catch some candy.
We made march “craft month” and did tons of crafts.
I decided that I had to build a garden that next summer and began planning.
I gave up my long struggle of talking myself out of having another baby.
We started building the garden. I LOVE THE PROCESS.
I got to shoot my first images for someone other than myself.
We went in for a vasectomy reversal consultation and we got started on the financing process.
I planted my first garden.
And I was SHOCKED when it actually started to grow.
Lily was in the play Annie
We had kindergarten graduation with an ice cream party followed by a HUGE sixth grade graduation party. Our biggest party ever.
We got our first cow-for-food, that has not become my pet and we are not keeping.
We made strawberry jam for the first time and ate it by the spoonful.
A new berry farm tradition was born, followed by the desire to grow my own.
We helped bottle feed a litter of puppies, and the kids learned a lot about babies. “Isn’t it such a huge responsibility to have a baby? Not something you would want to do young right.”
I took the kids to our first farmers market, which we loved.
And I started and stopped potty training Max. He wasn’t ready.
I got to shoot my first wedding. I was not the main photographer, but the candid photographer.
Josh finished the flower beds on my garden and I adore them.
We got back our killer cool mid-century modern chair from being redone, and it became the first in a hope to be huge collection of mid century modern coolness.
We started getting eggs and we butchered four hens that turned out to actually be roosters.
I helped my dear little friend decorate her cake for 4-H. She won and got sent to State Fair.
We started cleaning my mothers house out and controlled our selves from taking the hoard to our house. I did end up with TWO more mid-century modern chairs to make me smile.
The biggest event was Josh got his vasectomy reversal at the very end of the month.
I started the mad planning for Lily’s birthday in September. I like to be ahead.
I learned how to take gum out of hair.
The garden produced lots of great food and the kids enjoyed helping harvest.
I was heart broken to send the girls back to school, I really miss them when they go back. Lily started first grade and Emma started 7th. That moved Emma up to the middle school/high school.
The frantic birthday party planning continued right down to the wire and went off with out a hitch. Lily had a blast and the kids made some amazing art.
I washed Josh’s iphone.
We went to Holiday World and had a total blast.
Josh and I went on a cruise and brought back a little friend who would be due in June.
I found out that I was pregnant. No one was more excited than Josh’s urologist.
We had a great camping trip with all the family.
Then a super fun NICU nurses farm party.
Halloween was a mess of last minute planning. This is not how it will go down next year IN DISNEY WORLD.
I got a holiday card from a friend that had a picture of her family that I took. It amazed me. I was so flattered.
Josh and I snuck off to Chicago with some friends and had a blast.
Lily started and fell in love with Daisy’s. (Little girl scouts)
Josh took his mandatory month off work and I adored him being home.
We learned how to use the new heat options in our house. No more $900 heating bills.
I actually started to feel a little more human and am ready to get back to crazy planning/crafting/nuttiness. Well, mostly.
We started potty training Max again and it is actually working this time.
Christmas was a strict budget and it went wonderful. So nice to pay for everything in cash.