Monday, January 5, 2009

Goodbye 2008

Well....lets see....
We started our 2008 year off with a memory I will never forget. Ginny's adoption on January 16th! Standing in front of the judge was one of the best days of my life. It was almost like she knew of what was going on. She became a Rosenbaum that day and we are so proud of her!

On January 31st, my 25th birthday, I found out I was pregnant....we were so happy and couldnt believe the great news. On Oct. 7th 2008, the sweetest little boy was born. He has been a true blessing to our little family. I will say, Reese is a demanding little booger! I spoil him ROTTEN and with the beginning of 2009, I am going to work on getting him to sleep in his crib, cry for a bit without running to him. I am sad that he isnt a little infant anymore and sometimes I have to remind myself that it is OK to let him cry. It is my fault, I let him sleep in our bed/in my arms for so long....I have to be a tough momma now.

We had a blast skiing! Ginny was so great on skis! I am so proud of her. She is just like her daddy...she loves to ski and loves to take risks! I am glad that she tries new things without being scared. She is such a strong little girl....she is passionate about every new adventure she does. Reese and I spent most of the time indoors because it was 12 degrees and I didnt want to get him out in the cold weather. It was just more time for me to stare at him and get to know him better.
Reese has found his hands...he LOVES his hands. My favorite time is when he tugs at my nose and face with his little hands. He also loves to "talk". I love his little confidence and when he talks his face lights up like he actually has something important to say. It is the cutest thing!

2009.....It is time to move on from 2008 and start a fresh new year. Our family was blessed in 2008 with TWO, yes TWO new additions to the ROSENBAUMS! We hope to not add to that number this year..haha...BUT, we want everything for our children. I pray that I have patience and understand that it is OK if the house isnt perfect or the laundry isnt done....if I brush my hair and teeth that day, well, chalk it up for a productive day. I want to slow things down, watch my children grow, get on their level and play with them more. I want to give more hugs, more kisses and read more bedtime stories even if that means we are up an hour more.

I love my husband so much. He has a patient heart. Lets just say, Allen went from Frat boy to father REAL FAST! BUT, watching him with his little girl and son is the sweetest thing. I have fallen in love all over again. 2009...I hope that you bring Allen all the success in the so hard, I hope good things come out of all the sales calls/visits. He deserves the world. I think that God has big plans for us this year.....I cannot wait to see what He has in store!