Our traditional sparkling white grape juice toast on New Year's Eve
I started the year without any hair.
I drove daily (M-F) to radiation every week in January.
I enjoyed watching M1 play basketball, M1 & M2 play baseball and soccer, M3 play softball and swim and M4 play his first season of soccer.
I was declared "cancer-free".
My husband took me on a wonderful, week-long vacation to Hawaii.
M1 has grown gracefully into a teenager.
M2 has singlehandedly taught M3 and M4 to ride their bikes (in one week's time!)
M3 has returned to full-time homeschool and we both LOVE it!
M4 has learned his alphabet and to count to "infinity".
I lost my car keys - about four months ago - and still haven't found them.
Got to spend a week with my family at Disneyworld.
Celebrated my parents 45th anniversary.
Bid farewell, temporarily, to two dear friends. Robbie, and family, to Australia and Marie, and family, to Canada.
Said goodbye, until heaven, to friend, Carol, and "Papa Doc", my SIL's father.
Enjoyed watching M3 sing, with friend, Hannah, and M1 and M2 perform the swordfight scene as Inigo Montoya and "The Man in Black" from the movie, "The Princess Bride" in the school talent show.
Made it through two rounds of preventative treatments. (TWO TO GO!!)
Learned that you don't go to the urgent care clinic when you are having chest pain (no matter what adjective you use to describe it . . .)
After cleaning my house for a full week (having nothing else to do during that time), and being very pleased with myself, am coming to grips with the fact that, though it will not stay that way, "Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest." Proverbs 14:4. And despite the mess they make, I am VERY thankful for my many oxen (I mean, children).