Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2010: A Picture Review


It was an interesting year with big changes. It was a challenging year, but 2010 also brought much joy to our lives. Here is a brief recap of 2010 for the Fedell house.

~ January~

Ryan won an all-expense paid trip to Cancun with his work. He also celebrated his 26th birthday. We returned from Cancun to lots of snow. The most in 10 years or so.


February was a rough month. The show I worked on (the reason we moved to VA) was cancelled. It was heartbreaking. We also found mold in our kitchen and I didn't have a full working kitchen for the rest of the month and well into march. We also were house hunting this month.


I still had no kitchen, as you can see. My job was still not secure at this point either. We found out that we would be having another baby boy!


We took a trip to Minneapolis for a wedding. It was our last trip as a family of three before Colin was born. It went by way to fast and made me miss my old college town so much more.


We moved into our new house the first of May and began the exhausting overhaul of painting the majority of the house. I entered my 3rd trimester. Ryan also walked in the graduation ceremony for his Masters in Business Administration at Regent University.


I grew to the size of a house with Colin. It was ungodly hot and never really dropped below 90 degrees. We went to the zoo. I continued to defy all laws of gravity as I grew to monstrous proportions.



July was a big month for us. Jack turned 2! We also welcomed Colin Edward Fedell, born July 27th. He weighed 7lbs 12 oz and was 20 3/4inches. It was love at first sight and the perfect addition to our family.

~ August~

We adjusted with a new family member and a new schedule. Colin grew and Jack transitioned beautifully. He loved his new little brother.

~ September~

We traveled to Michigan to introduce Colin to our family and let them see Jack again. This was the second time I flew with a 5 week old. The toddler was definitely more challenging!



I turned 29 this year and Ryan and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary. Jack and Colin became fast friends. Colin smiled his way into everyone's heart and is such a joy.

~ November~

The weather finally began to cool, as I became more comfortable with both boys alone. We celebrated a quiet Thanksgiving with just the 4 of us. Our weekends were filled with children's birthday parties, a sign of our changing social setting.

~ December~

The end of the year came to a close with 16 days in Michigan. We bounced between both families with lots of festivities. It was a busy time, but always good to be with family.

I am still reeling a bit with the growth of my boys. It does not seem possible that they could be this old already. Time just seems to slip away.

With 2011 already a few days in, I pray that you will be blessed in this new year.

I am excited to see what 2011 has in store!

1 comment:

Domain said...

Thanks so much for sharing Alicia! You are absolutely right, where does the time go?? If these past few months have gone by this quickly, God only knows how quickly the next 18 years will go.