A new year is upon us again and I am so excited for what is to come in 2009. I am taking a moment to reflect back on 2008, since so much has happened.
In April, I was promoted at my job and was given more responsibility within our program, a challenge I was more than ready to take.
Most importantly, I married the love of my life in 2008 on May 25th...the best day of my life.
I was introduced to a beautiful new nephew (Julian) the week before my wedding...what a beautiful child he is. A close call for my sister not making it to the wedding, kudos to her for being there, it meant so much to me.
After our honeymoon in Mexico and settling in for our first summer as husband and wife, we were introduced to a new niece (Emily) in August...the fourth child for my oldest sister. She is going to be a spoiled girl I think...I can't wait to teach her all that Auntie Megan knows!
Fall came quickly and with it came a decision to apply to nursing school. What the heck...I was tired of the LONG commute and have wanted to pursue nursing for quite a while. This was the perfect time for me to try. Little did I know that out of 530 applicants, I was one of only 30 accepted! Whoo-hoo...but now the decision to leave a full time job in an economy that is not too promising. I had a lot to figure out.
In early December, I was introduced to yet ANOTHER niece (Lily)...that makes a grand total of 7 nieces/nephews...phew! It is so wonderful to have kids in the family now and a piece of me realized this year that children are something I definitely want in my near future...I can't wait to be a mom.
I will be posting a few photos of the children later...they are all beautiful and healthy and are a ton of fun. I love being an aunt and Keith is a fantastic uncle and will be an even better dad!
So, December has come and gone and we waved goodbye to an exciting year.
2009 has many promising adventures for us. I will be leaving my job in the end of April (that can't come one day sooner....). I will be working part time while in school full time and will graduate with a BSN in August 2010. My parents are turning 60 this year! Yikes! I think I need to plan a bender for them, but I don't even know where to begin.
Who knows what this year holds that we aren't planning on, but we will take everything in stride! I look forward to this year and will try to have more exciting blogs...I need to touch my creative side of my brain more after reading some friend's blogs.