Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 In A Nutshell

Dearest Friends,

I have decided that this year has been one of my hardest but it has also been one of my most memorable.  I sat down last night to make a list of our 2011 highlights and I thought I would document it here. 
But first, I must say that this was my year to be surprised. 
We started off the year with no plans to have children and I was determined to make it the year of the fire engine
Dan and I were going to face our upcoming 40's in style and travel the world together, without children.
In May we found out we were pregnant and we didn't really believe it until we went to two doctors. 
This sounds silly but we spent the next few months after that in fear of both losing the baby and losing our independence. 
It was a hard time for us. 
When we found out we were having a boy, things started to seem a little more real. 

With that, here is my "In A Nutshell" list for 2011.
Our lucky year.

We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary
We moved into a home and neighborhood that we love and we had fun decorating it.
One of our favorite people graduated high school and received a mission call to South Africa.
Bono Baby celebrated his 10th birthday with a bang.
(Dan celebrated his 39th and I celebrated my 36th)
We made new friends. 
We lost a few friends too.
I fell more in love with my husband.
I went to DisneyLand (my favorite place) with my baby brother.
I mended relationships that were important to me.
We made a baby!
We went to our first Doo Nanny festival.
We fell MORE in love with Alabama.
We went camping in the Smokies while I was 6 months pregnant. 
I almost finished my mile long (to do before baby arrives) list.

While this year has been a quiet year for us, I am so proud of myself for what I have been able to accomplish. 
Pregnancy is nothing like I thought it would be. 
To be honest, I've decided it is the hardest thing I have ever gone through.
Roscoe will be our only child and we are really starting to look forward to the adventures that await us in the years to come. 
Thank you for being such a special part of our lives. 
Your support and comments have helped me so much.
I have felt loved and cared for this year. 
I feel blessed to know you all. 

Happy 2012 dear friends. 
May all our wishes come true this year. 

love and hugs,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. Sometimes we don't know what we really wish for and instead they are surprises.
Isn't that wonderful?


Kristen said...

I like your list - I hope you don't mind me doing the same. Happy New Year friend, it HAS been a big year for you. Next year you can write that Roscoe filled your heart with more love than you ever thought possible. Funny how those 10 little fingers and toes do that to you. I al grateful for another year of your firendship, even though I am terrible at calling you. One of my resolutions. I miss you.

Kitty said...

Dearest Kristen,

You are too cute. I'm terrible at answering my phone so we are the perfect pair. Happy New Year dearie. Sending much love and happy wishes your way.


Megan said...

Thanks for the openness :) I don't know if I want kids and those two thoughts scare me SO much (the second being the loss of freedom, and the first is all of the screaming). I do not envy this time of uncertainty you are going through, but I'm glad you have a good husband and a fantastic dog to walk through it with you.

Happy New Year :)

Anonymous said...

You, my precious daughter, are important. Can you imagine, Roscoe has been waiting for his turn to have his mortal experience...he qualified to have this journey. He chose you and Dan to be his guide..........and woman is the marvelous vehicle through which this miracle happens. Indeed..........a miracle and a blessing for everyone in love with Roscoe already. I am anxious to hold, to kiss and to snuggle with my Baby Coco just like I snuggled with my sweet first daughter. I love you.