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Thursday, December 31, 2009

The End of a Great Year

Another year has passed, it's just crazy. Has time always went by this fast and I am just noticing it so much more now that I have children? Anyway, here we are the last day of the year. Not sure what I am really suppose to write about but I feel like I should blog about something and since I never got around to writing our Christmas letter this will be our year in review. :)

2009 was a somewhat uneventful year for us...which can definitely be a good thing after some of the crazy years we have had! I have been more than happy to still be home with the kids and although it wasn't by our choosing, I think it has been a huge blessing. Of course there are some days where I wish that I could get up (brush my teeth and maybe even shower) and get out of this crazy house and talk to adults, but for the most part I love being home. I love that I am able to hug and kiss my kids all day long. I love playing with them and teaching them new things. I love being the person who gets to be part of every new thing they do.

Matt has been very busy this year with work and school. He will be finishing his MBA in May and I don't know who will be more happy! :) It has been a long 4 years...what will we do with all our free time as a family!? He's still working for 3M and is absolutely loving it, although he is ready to start something a little different (within the company.) Hopefully after May good things happen and he gets his wish! I'm sad to report there was no deer shot this Fall but of course the "guy time" was a much needed break.

Alexa has had a busy year also. She started Preschool this Fall and although she was by far the youngest kid there she fit right in...and she LOVES it. She has made a lot of new friends and we have completely ran out of fridge space to hang all her works of art. :) This past Summer she learned to ride her big girl bike and write her name, she amazes us daily with the things she learns and comes up with. She is the silliest, funniest girl we know.

Braden is growing up way too fast of course. He turned 1 in August and shortly after started walking. Now he is running around the house talking and laughing constantly. He loves following his big sister around and doing what she does (not always a good thing!) :) He continues to be a huge Mama's boy and loves anything that has to do with climbing, yelling, and getting messy!

I started this blog right after the new years last year to keep family updated and "record" our life so someday our kids can look back on it. Little did I know how much I would love blogging and all the wonderful people I would meet. Thank you to all the awesome ladies I have met (many in real life!) and all your comments, laughs, support and prayers...it honestly means so much to me! I can't wait for another year of getting to know you all more!! :)

Although 2009 was a great year, we are looking forward to the new year and what it holds. I hope you all have a wonderful year as well, filled with health, wealth and many blessings!

Everyone have a happy and safe New Years!!

28 comments:

Tina Fisher said...

Many Blessings to you and your family in the new year as well!

I agree...blogging has been fun and we are very lucky to be able to hug our littles all day!

Happy New Year!

3LittleMonkeys said...

I'm glad I found your blog in '09 and I look forward to more posts! Best wishes for '10!

B-Dub said...

Lucky! I sure wish I could write about having an uneventful year! I know what you mean when you said uneventful is good! Ah well, only 14 more military years to go- then we ger to settle into retirement at the ripe old age of 40. Maybe by then I will get the uneventful! Hope you have another great year!

Bethany said...

What a year for you all. I can't wait for you for Matt to be home. If that makes any sense. :) You have been such a blessing to me this past year, I'm so glad to have "met" you. Maybe one day in real life! :) Hugs to you!

Helga said...

Happy New Year!!! I wanted to tell you that I made the Crock pot mashed potatoes and they were soooo yummy. I made them on Christmas Eve and then again tonight. My guys all loved them and they will be a family tradition from here on out. Thanks for sharing that recipe with us :o)

Jen said...

What a year! What a great year. I am so happy to have found you and your friendship in blog land! You are an amazing mom and woman! What a blessing that you are able to stay home with your little ones. Have a wonderful and blessed new year. Love your blog...God's blessings to you and your family. Thanks for all the prayers and kind words this year! Jen

blueviolet said...

You have had such a great year!! I'm SO glad we met! I just adore you and love our friendship. I'm looking forward to getting to know you even better in 2010!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Kelly said...

Your children are beautiful! Happy New Year!

Erin said...

You have such a beautiful family! Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!

He & Me + 3 said...

What a great update. Yes, Blogging has been more than updates to the family for me too. I have meet some very special people in blogland. Such a nice place to be.
Happy New year!

Stephanie said...

Happy New Year! I'm praying for you. Praying for a peaceful and happy year in 2010!

Ode to Motherhood said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!

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Tyler said...

Happy New Year to you and your precious little family!! I hope 2010 is a great one for you all :)

Katrina said...

It sounds like a perfect year!! :)
I don't know if there's anything cuter than little drawings covering a fridge. Love it!!

Happy New Year to you and your family.

Sonya said...

happy new year!

Mama M. said...

What a great post! And, yes...I will still be your friend if you don't know who Stephanie Plum is. But, I can guarantee that you'd love her! 'Cept, it isn't a board book, so I can't be too sure!! ;) Hear ya on that, tho'! The nice thing about board books? The hold my attention.

Short and sweet! ;)

Carrie said...

Sounds like 2009 has been a wonderful and blessed year for the Bingnell family and hopefully 2010 is equally as wonderful.
So glad to have connected with you through the blog world and hopefully some day we are able to meet as well.
Wishing you and your family all the best! Happy New Year!!!

denise said...

Happy new year! I'm looking forward to blogging a year in review...since I still have to post thanksgiving and xmas this will probably happen around summertime! Ha! Love following your blog...I'm enjoying being a SAHM, too...it goes too fast...sea will be on kindergarten this year...here's to holding on to all the precious little moments...

Mrs. MidAtlantic said...

Happy New Year!!!

And thanks for stopping by my little blog :-)

carma said...

Way to go on one year of blogging!! I'm a little confused on the "no deer shot" does this mean no "shot" as in ammunition or that no deer were shot but that you are apologizing anyway? or that I am an idiot for reading too deeply into blog posts :D

Cop Mama said...

I see you wrote your little Alexa was the youngest in her preschool class. My little Sprout was too but now he's like everyone's little buddy! It's so cute!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a follower now!

dan and rachel said...

laura,
sounds like a great year, and with M wrapping up his MBA it looks like 2010 will be even better! i wish you all many blessings.

happy new year!

carma said...

I just saw your comment about the Sephora bag - and you are so spot on, you fashionista!!! -- it would be the crowning glory to go with my new outfit! :D

Kristin said...

I definitely think kiddos make the time go by much faster. I can't even believe that our little dude just experienced his second Christmas! Happy new year!

mrs. buckster said...

i can't even believe how fast time flies by now that i'm older! it's pure craziness. and uneventful is my kinda year! :) oh and this year, we'll spend loads of time together! sound good? :) we still have to have our "girls day out!" our reward for those hunting weekends. ;)

Lindsay said...

Happy New Year! Like you I am looking forward to what 2010 has to bring! Maybe a publishing contract and some new furniture.

Michelle M. said...

I loved reading your year in review :) I am looking forward to reading about all of the fun things your family does this year!

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