Showing posts from December, 2011

2011 in Review

At the close of each year I like to look back and reflect.
2011 has been a year filled with growth and learning,  as well as quite a bit of challenge and of course joy.

After 9 years of a relatively easy marriage Matt and I had a year of growth and challenge.  Every marriage faces challenging times, and this year was one of those for us.  I'm happy to say we've come through and feel like we have a stronger marriage now than ever before.  We look forward to celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2012 and hope to get away somewhere tropical for a week :)

The second half of the year brought a lot of emotional challenges for me.  I faced a lot of anxiety.  I discovered a huge source of my anxiety and why it surfaced around the anniversary of my father's death was that I had never actually grieved his death.  I shoved it under the rug and didn't allow myself the grief process.  In return it came back to bite me 9 years later.  I finally found a good therapist, one I clicked wi…

Boxing Day

This was the fourth year in a row that we spent Boxing day at the Flores casa.  It has become one of my favorite holiday traditions.  While everyone else packed up their Christmas decorations, we continued celebrating.  It's such a relaxing day.  It's a lot of fun to be able to spend a day together instead of just a dinner.

My kids were exhausted from all of the Christmas festivities and I was very relieved that both of them took naps over there.  Goodness knows they needed it. 

The kids had fun exchanging gifts (as did the adults).

Of course we played some Wii. Do you like my awesome step aerobics? hehe

My latest obsession (thanks to Krista mentioning it on her blog), Hanging with Friends. Jolene and I were playing while we sat on the couch.

Some of our yummy food and drinks... I was having fun with the Christmas light bokeh.  This is my favorite picture of the day....
 Aren't these two cute? The Flores boys are going to have to fight over which one gets her ;)