Thursday, December 30, 2010

Love. Peace. Joy




This year was a simple year with simple but wonderful joys! Watching Keira grow and reach milestones has been so much fun! She's now an adorable curious toddler full of love and excitement. She's so much fun to play with, not to mention a great workout for me, along with my other workouts (she's a great tool for yoga/pilates!) It is the greatest feeling ever when she gives me hugs, especially big ones!!! And her smile always makes me melt, as does her daddy's! ;) Taylor and I are so blessed and grateful that the Lord has entrusted us to nurture and raise this beautiful girl. She made this year for me exciting everyday, as I anticipate what she'll learn next! The the only thing I had wanted to do this past year was go to the beach for my birthday with my family (but it didn't happen unfortunately!) But really, it doesn't matter, I have fun doing anything and being creative with where I am. I truly love just being a mom and wife. Just making dinners for them, playing with them, and simply being with them makes my life sweet. There's always going to be somewhere you hope go to or something you hope to do during the year, but just doesn't or can't happen. But really, for me, I just know that I enjoy this time I have now. I'm glad my life isn't too busy, I can focus on my roles as a mom & wife and how to keep them happy! (and hopefully prepare for when life gets busier when our family grows!). I'm grateful that I'm able to stay home and raise my daughter. The summer days are always long and gruesome. But also brings a challenge to find ways to stay active and have fun indoors and enjoy teaching my girl too. I strive to make the most of life. My life is so blessed, I'm grateful to the Lord for all he's given me in my life and to be where I am, I couldn't be happier than where I am or with what I have now. I'm so grateful to be alive!

Sweet-N-Simple Highlights for 2010
1. Keira learned to walk! (at 15 months)
2. Grandpa Murphy taught Keira how to do knuckles!
3. Taylor was home a lot during summer for the first time in 4 years!
4. Taylor still has A job. (I'm always thanking the Lord for that, as my parents are still struggling during this hard time in the economy)
5. Keira went on her first little ride in her Grandparents Rhino!
6. I conquered making cookies better! (just because I'm a mom and thought I should)
7. I lost 35 lbs!!!
I'm excited to see what 2011 brings and see what my darling Keira will do next!

6 comments:

Di said...

Love the pictures! You look so great! What an amazing goal... 35 lbs!

Sher said...

thanks so much Diana!!! there's more pics on facebook ;)

Janna Murphy said...

Still love looking at the adorble pictures--I like your highlights list!!

Four Bresees said...

Cute cute cute! Sher you look amazing! Lily has the same cute shirt as Keira. I love it! You guys look great :) Hope you have a great year!

Sher said...

thanks ladies! ;)

The Payne family said...

You sound like you are doing so well. I'm really happy for you! And the other are right, you look awesome! Love the outfit in these pictures.