10 years ago I entered the decade of decisions. TEN YEARS!! So much has happened and changed. And I have grown. It is interesting to look back to all the "milestones" in my decade of decisions. There are a few things... well one thing really that I would change every day if I could. But I can't. So forward I will go.
2006 -- High School Graduation
|I was so sad to say goodbye to Casey!|
He was my absolute best friend and I had no idea what would happen after graduation.
We went on a breakfast date before Graduation.
2007 -- The Year I Wish to Forget
Yes there are plenty of pictures I could post for this year. But I don't want to. It was a horrible year and some of the most painful moments I ever experienced. I learned a ton and was blessed so much a long the way. But if I could go back and change it, I absolutely would.
2008 -- SLCC Graduation
|Because of the massive trials I went through the previous year,|
this was nothing short of miraculous!
A.S. Degree of General Studies with Honors
2009 -- Best Day Ever
|If it looks like I'm glowing, I probably am!|
Remember how I was sad/ nervous/ scared to say goodbye to this
handsome boy at high school graduation?
Now we are best friends forever. Literally. All eternity.
|Seriously. The Best Day Ever!|
2010 -- BYU Graduation
|I did it! Four years later...|
My degree was really a 5 year degree.
And somehow I still finished in four.
16 credits a semester and summer classes is how.
|I just love this picture...|
I love BYU!
I LOVE Casey!!
2011 -- To Be A Teacher
|Teaching is not for the faint of heart...|
But I truly enjoyed it.
I loved watching when kids finally "got it!"
2012 -- He Named Me Mommy
|We named him Devin.|
And he named me Mommy.
Life was once again perfect.
|My dreams were coming true.|
I quit my job to stay home full time.
Full time mommy is not easy but so worth it!
2013 -- First Home
|We bought our first home!|
|At the time, we thought it was our last home purchase.|
We planned on staying here forever.
2014 -- He Named Her Best Friend
|Best friends of these two would be an understatement!|
This is still one of my FAVORITE pictures!
Devin's smile to see Heidi for the first time was as real as could be.
And he has never stopped loving her!
|Heidi had a scary beginning!|
But she is a fighter and she wanted to be here in our family so badly!
I'm so grateful she made the choice to stay!!!
2015 -- First Brand New Car
You would think we have a picture of this. It was a big deal. We bought our first brand new car! It was so nice not having to share the car anymore as we also kept our older one. But... I sure can't find any picture. Haha. Signing the paperwork took forever!!!! And by the time we finally left the dealership, I think we were all just done.
2016 -- Second Home (and last...)
|This has truly become home.|
In every sense of the word!
I never would have dreamed that it would be "home" so quickly.
Two and a half months later...
This truly is HOME!
(And always will be!)
While I'm sure we will buy other cars and hopefully someday have another Little Love... truly my decade of decisions has come to a close.
GOODBYE DECADE OF DECISIONS....
Now I'm striving to follow Elder Hale's advice from Oct. 2007
After your decade of decision, go onward and upward.... Be faithful.... Be true. Rise up and be worthy.