A new year...and My Birthday!

Saturday, January 3, 2015


This is Sparky. Sparky says Happy New Year!!


My brother was walking ahead of us....he turned around and said strike a pose! So naturally this is the first thing I do!

Okay, so I know I haven't been blogging a lot lately, but trust me there are so many reasons why! First off, about a week ago, my hard drive crashed! That's like one of the worst experiences ever. Sadly I lost everything on it! Luckily any important family pictures are on my other computer, which is packed! Anyway, they sent us a new hard drive, so I am a much more happy girl!

In other News today is my birthday!! I also share my birthday my nieces Hope, Faith and Grace. (and yes they are identical triplets) My brother brought the girls and my other niece, Malia, to New York City, and we went up to visit them! I love them so much! We saw the 9/11 memorial, took a ride on the Staten Island ferry, saw the bull on Wall Street and hung out. My brother was staying at his girlfriend Kimberley's Uncle's place in lower Manhattan. It was a super swanky apartment! I've been to Time Square so many times that it was actually a nice change to sit and enjoy the city. We had so much fun! My brother and the girls are back on a plane today, headed back to Cali. I hope we get to make a road trip out to Cali again to see everyone, the last one was so much fun!

So, it's 2015. Where did the time go? I will officially have teenagers this year because my youngest will turn 13.I will be starting my same job in a new location. In 2 days we will be moved back to Vermont, where my wife and I started our adventure. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would have 5 cats and 2 dogs! 2 out of the 7 pets were intentional, the other 5 were happy additions that needed homes. So many things can happen in a year, I'm excited to see what 2015 brings! I hope we all have good health, yummy food, stable jobs and roof over our heads! I also have a different kind of New Year's resolution list, but I'll save that for another post!

Wish us luck on our move! There's suppose to be a big storm, I'm hoping it isn't bad!