Thursday, December 30, 2010

Looking Back 2010--WOW

Honestly, where does the time go? Another year gone. Kids another year older as am I. So much has happened in this last year that has brought my family through hell and back but we did it. We did it because God saw that we were going to be ok.

Hunter and Ren, neither one, was admitted this year into the hospital. The first for this to happen. They are healthy, healthy kiddos. A lot of antibiotics for the kiddos, just this time of the year.

Serenity, has learned so much through this year. Age 3. She looks up to her older brother for everything. "He" has the answers for everything. Not the case when they both get into trouble for doing something though, then it's all Hunter. lol Ren is starting to step out of her brothers shadow a bit and become her own person. A little girl who loves little girl things. Now, this is just recent, so I'm proud of her for just wearing a pink bow at this point. She loves painting her nails and putting on lip gloss. My little princess.

Hunter has been through a lot this year himself. Age 7. He has seen his baby sister grow into a little girl who is attached to his hip. Sometimes it's good...sometimes not. He is her protector and will protect her forever. He has done unbelievably well in homeschooling. Making A's and B's. And NO momma does not go easy on him. He's such a smart young boy. He has found himself. He loves to skate and play ice hockey. Now interested in Karate. Ice hockey both kiddos love and do together but I think they will have their own sport to do as well. Hunter is a lot like daddy. Loving, giving heart, who loves God. He has been nicknamed "preacher boy". He prays all the time, especially for Ren to be good. haha I couldn't be more proud of him.

Brandon and I have been through a lot this year, but have stayed strong through the hurdles. The hardest thing this last year was moving. The house we were in was mold filled. We had to get out for the kids' sake, well and ours too. Packing boxes and yet no house was even found yet. No money to move, just had what we had. God blessed us with a healthy new home and one that is even more affordable. No matter what we go through, I promise you, God has seen that we always have what we need (not what we want) and that our needs are always met.

So, looking back I can say this has been a really good year. Hard, yes. But it could have been a lot worse.

I have my wonderful husband, two healthy kiddos, a loving family. What MORE could I possibly want??


  1. Happy new year to you and your family Erica. I hope 2011 brings you all lots of happiness and good health.

    You are so brave to home school and it is proving an excellent decision, well done!

    Take care


  2. Thank you Gemma--you have the best year to come as well. Lots of love and prayers from my family to yours. <3<3