In a final attempt to get my butt back blogging I have made it one of my New Year's Resolutions to try and post on a regular basis. A surefire way to fail, yet again. I am reluctant to completely stop blogging as I really enjoy it when I do get around to it. However, the guilt is causes when I get too lazy is the down side of it. So, I am throwing out the guilt and committing myself to blogging when I feel like it. I may not always have anything funny, or important or even very interesting to share, but if I am doing this for myself, I shouldn't care about the content and just write whatever I feel like.
I had some big changes in 2009. The most notable was finally, after 10 years together, getting married. We went to Vegas and got hitched on Nov 11th. We figured since it is Remembrance Day Mike should never forget the date. Also, I will always have that day off of work. We went down for a week. Some people will raise their brows at this but since it was my first time there and Mike had not been for about 15 years we figured we would have alot to see and do. We never did get bored or run out of this to do and see. I really, really love that place! My parents, my sistere and her husband and Mike's sister and her husband also came down to help us celebrate this momentous occasion. Mike's sister and her husband actually surprised us so that was pretty great. The ceremony was very nice and we had a fabulous meal at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant. Over the top, for sure, but we wanted to do something extra special to mark the occasion and to also treat the family that spent their own money and time to come down with us. We stayed at New York, New York Hotel and we really liked it there. I can't wait to go back again.
The downside of 2009 was that my Grandpa Glen passed away in April and then May, Mike's Mum passed away after a long battle with Pick's Disease. Pick's Disease is a horrible, horrible disease that is like Alzheimers but it strikes a different part of the brain and typically affects people much younger. Mike's Mum passed away in her early 60's and lived with disease for about 15 years. It was a long row to hoe for the whole family.
We have a couple of trips planned for 2010 and I am getting excited about them already. Mike and I are going to Victoria for the annual BCGOA convention. It is always a great time and I absolutely love that city, so March can't come early enough! We are hoping to take the kids to Silverwood in Idaho this summer. It is a huge waterpark and amusement park in Idaho. The kids won't be wanting to come on vacation with us very much longer so we want to make sure we do stuff that they will like. Entertaining teenagers is never easy. We also hope to skip the traditional Christmas next year and go somewhere tropical for 2 weeks. That is the only time we can take the kids in the winter months as they are not able to miss any school to go at any other time.
Here is hoping 2010 has great things in store for me and all of you, as well!