Sunday, December 30, 2007

Last stretch

The year 2007 is coming to an end, and like many others I am looking back on the year. I do not want to go into much detail, but I have to say I am grateful because it has been a good year for me and my family. I got a promotion and a raise, and a good end of year review. I traded in my lease and got a new car. The whole family packed the car and drove to South Padre Island for summer vacation. We were able to get new wood floors for the house, a closet system and a new couch. I fixed other things around the house, got a new trash disposal for the kitchen sink and (my favorite) a new digital SLR camera.

Gabriel and I celebrated three years of marriage in June and continue to settle into a married life with kids rythym. We are getting along well. I have been able to see my girls grow up and blossom this year. My oldest keeps getting better at volleyball, and my youngest is very, very advanced in her verbal skills.

In what was one of the most joyous highlights of the year, my parents and my brother spent Christmas with us. So far the only really bad thing I can think of is when I was hospitalized and had my gall bladder taken out, and that was not even that terrible.

Sure, there are things that could be better. I gained weight this year and I am not too happy with my looks. I could be more active (I am not active at all at present). I am often very tired from work and feel like I have no time for myself. Sometimes I am short-tempered and fight with my kids (well, my oldest kid) too much. There is always money concerns in the background. We certainly do not have a perfect life, but there is a lot of love in this family and the good outweighs the bad. By far.


  1. Glad 2007 was a good one for you. Best wishes for an even better year in 2008! :)

  2. Here's to a fabulous 2008 Ingrid! Hugs for you my friend!

  3. Just popped over to wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)

    (Ha-ha...the word verification says: wowguhl! Wow girl!!!)

  4. All the best for you and your family in 2008.

  5. HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE! May 2008 be even better.

    (ps... I have been arguing a lot more with my son this last year too...I think it is the age?)

  6. Yay for you! Glad you have so many blessings to count. Happy 2008.

  7. Kudos to you, Ingrid. Incredible how years pass, isn't it? I am glad that your year was good and I hope next year is even better for you :o)

  8. I'm happy that you were able to reconnect with family this Christmas, Ingrid.

    Hope you had fun ringing in the 2008.

    I'm off to read all that I've missed...

  9. Glad you had a good 2007. You shouldn't be unhappy with your looks - you are so pretty.
    Much happiness, health and peace in 2008!