Yes, my 20's are almost over. I was wide awake this morning at 4:00AM listening to the birds sing outside. We moved Joshua out of our room a few weeks ago (it broke our hearts as he is our last baby and no more babies will be in our room with us) but now that he is gone we sleep with the windows wide open and can hear the beautiful sounds of nature at YES, 4am. Eric is not quite as in love with the bird sounds at 4am as I am. He gets mad and calls then names. Anyway, so I was awake this morning and it was like I was dying (in a sort) because the last decade of my life was flying past me in my memories. I saw all of the highs and lows and good and bad and busy busy busy that my life has been as a 20 year old woman. WOW, I have had a lot of achievements and great successes, many great happinesses and some great sadness as well. I have had a lot of fun, many great vacations, 4 beautiful children, a great job, great experiences and a lot of peace. :) It has been VERY busy!!!! I started to actually feel a bit sad this morning that this decade of my life is going to be gone forever and I will NEVER be in my 20's again..... boo hoo. 30 doesn't sound so nice, it really doesn't. At least most everyone I am friends with are OLDER than ME so that is good! :) Hee hee But 30 just doesn't sound a good. It sounds old. I remember thinking in high school that 30 seemed so far away and so old! Crazy. Now I am here. I am certain that when I get past the idea of actually "being 30" that it will be a good thing. My 20's were filled with too many roller coasters, too many extreme highs and too many lows. I am looking forward to my 30's being more of a ride on a ferry boat. A little slower, a lot more even tempered, easier to relax and enjoy the ride, and still a very beautiful experience. All of my children currently sleep through the night, two are pretty self-sufficient all the way around, we are hoping in a month or so to only have one in diapers (Marky's potty training when we get back from Mexico), and Joshua is almost a year old and already his interest in his bottles is fading. No more babies for us. I do have to finish a couple of classes this summer and fall at WSU for my Professional Certification and then schooling will be DONE! That is, until I have to help Eric with his! :) Hopefully we won't have too many roller coaster rides this decade, except each year at the Skamania Co. Fair and when we go to Las Vegas... oh yeah, bring on the roller coasters then! :) I love my family, I love my huband more than anything in the world, he is amazing and sweet and loving and caring and fun and hilarious, and the best husband and father anyone could ask for. I love my children, each one of them is so unique and special and sweet and loving and fun, I adore them! I love my parents and all of our friends and family. :) They are the best. I love my church family and all of my wonderful blessings. A 30 year old girl couldn't ask for more than what I have right now. :) 2 days to go..... bring it on!
I am a busy stay-at-home mommy of 4 beautiful children, * Kellie - 8, * Ryan - 6, * Marky - 3, and * Joshua 2, a wife to an amazing man and my very best friend, Eric, and a middle school teacher (somedays).