We didn't know what was in that baby bump and little one was dubbed "Peanut" from early on. Those of you that know me know I love cake (and a multitude of other sweets!), so just imagine pregnant me and cake. YUM! ;)
And of course, here's a picture of just some of my glorious co-workers there (Lillian, Bonnie, Lynn, Alan, Theresa, and Lori):
There were lots of others and sadly I don't have pictures of everyone. So I'm blogging good thoughts to the good folks of EOC today, they work hard and are good people.
So, back to the "what a year can do" train of thought. A year ago...living in NY, me, J, Monkey, Paisley, Ari, Turtle, and a Peanut growing inside me. Now...living in MN, me, J, Grady, Monkey, Paisley, Turtle; J got out the military and got a job at a nuclear power plant in Monticello, MN. I left a job I loved to stay home with our little one. I resigned with about 3 months left to incubate Peanut so that J and I could have some time together to prepare for this next journey in our lives. Okay, it may not sound like much, but it has been quite a year. And it is strange to think back to life just one short year ago.
Of course, I've got to include a picture or 2 of what life today is like:
Yes, it is amazing what a year can do. The good and the bad, we take it all. Yes, there are things I'd change if I could, but that's not how life is and we all know it. So I sit typing, in my small way mourning the bad and celebrating the good. The pictures above certainly represent the good. I think that's a nice place to leave it for today. =)