Saturday, January 1, 2011


Goodbye 2010, you sure went out like a bang. Storms and tornado's ripped through St. Louis yesterday, and left a path of destruction behind. The tornado went through Fenton where my mom and several friends live, then left a huge mess in Sunset Hills which isn't crazy far from us. It's around where Tim works.

And as I sit here in my nice warm home, the boys napping in their beds, I can't help but think of all the families whose home is no more. Devastation.

I am sad for the families who had no home to go to or bed to sleep in last night on New Years Eve. Families of little one's whose new Christmas presents are gone, and worse families who have lost a loved one in these storms. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who was affected by the storms last night.

Tim got called out yesterday(he works for Charter, a cable company, working on the main line) and for all the mess the tornado's created. He actually walked the streets that were closed off because of all the damage. He said it was surreal, like nothing he had ever seen before. Like a war zone. He got called out again today, although there is not much he can do until all the power gets restored. I am thankful that where did not have any major storms here, because I am not sure our one level house, and our family would have made it. So very thankful right now.

We brought in the New year right here in our own home. When you have kids, and especially 3 kids 3 and under it's hard to find a babysitter. Especially when most of your family already has plans. So we just had Tim's parent's over, they are still in town, and once we put the kids to bed we just played cards all night. It was a nice low key evening.

Taylor is now sick with what appears to be a cold. She is very stuffy, congested, and has a runny nose. She has been having a very hard time nursing, and I have had to give her several bottle. I am not too thrilled about this. But the important part is that she gets better, and eats. I am worried though that this is going to lead to her completely weaning from breastfeeding. Hoping for her to kick this cold FAST and go back to nursing normally.

The boys have been knee deep in all their new toys from Christmas. Our house looks like a toy store exploded! Most of the day they jump from toy to toy to toy. Another big thanks to all our family for the wonderful gifts, we appreciate it!

All the anticipation for the holidays, the countdowns, and now they are hear and gone before I can blink. Another year down, and a new one beginning! 2010 was one of the best years and worst years at the same time. It was a year that changed me for the better. It was a year that I learned a valuable lesson, it was a year where I changed as a mother and a partner.

In this new year, I hope to share with you all what happened to our family last year. To share with you the week that changed us, in hopes that it could help another family, another mother, another wife or husband.

So goodbye 2010, and hello 2011.

I look forward to what you have in store for our family. Because I know that this year will be what I make of it. And it's going to be good. So good!

Thank you all who have joined me in 2010, and I hope you all will stick around for 2011. We have great things planned!

Happy New Year! Have a great day!

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Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

Very glad to hear that you are all safe from the tornadoes. They seemed pretty frightening from what I saw/read, and how horrible, too, on New Year's.

You're very much in my thoughts as this New Year begins and with special wishes for a great 2011.

Branson said...

Wow... Used to live near st. louis and sounds like a scary night! Glad you guys are ok! Happy new year!

melody-mae said...

just hopped here from the weekend wander to say Hi and tell you how adorable those babes are of yours. You have a lovely blog too.

nice to meet ya,


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