A Year of Changes

December 31, 2008

Happy New Year from Binary Blonde & Family!

Happy New Year from Binary Blonde & Family!

This year brought so many changes, it’s hard to wrap my brain around just all that has happened in such a short amount of time. I think instead of making a list, I’ll highlight the top three.

2008 marked our 5th wedding anniversary. It’s been an amazing five years, just Kevin and me. It’s amazing to think that just last year we were in Thailand for our anniversary. This year, however, I went into labor on our anniversary and Binary Boy was born a day after!

So, 2008 also made me a mommy to a handsome baby boy and I could write volumes on how I finally feel fulfilled with him in my life. I am honestly not sure how to explain how becoming a mom has changed me, but I can say that the changes are certainly welcomed. I can explain certain things, like patience, selflessness and unconditional love, but it’s hard to put into words just how much my whole perception has changed.

Needless to say, I can’t imagine my life without Binary Boy in it. He filled a void that I never knew I had until it was whole. :heart:

2008 also took Kevin and I to a completely different city. We moved away from everyone and everything familiar to start a new life on our own terms. It was the best decision, aside from choosing to start a family, that we’ve made during our marriage. We still wonder to each other why we didn’t move here sooner.

We cleaned and decluttered all the stuff we were toting around from our lives from even before we met, packed up what was left, rounded up the cats and moved into our first house in Austin.

Happy New Year from Binary Blonde & Family!

Happy New Year from Binary Blonde & Family!

Sure, we had purchased our condo back in California, but this house was different. This house was carefully chosen to have room for friends and family to visit and stay and to grow our child(ren) in. We picked everything out, from the tiles in the bathroom to the color of the paint on the walls. This was where we wanted to settle down and grow roots.

And now, with Binary Boy, who is the light of our life, this house is now a Home. 2008 has been a year of many changes, most (though, not all) of them positive. My life, our lives, are richer and greater than if we would have never taken a chance and accepted the inevitable that I always try and remember: that change is the only constant in this world.

Here’s hoping that 2009 brings many more positive, prosperous changes! Happy New Year, Y’all! ;-)

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Mrs Pop December 31, 2008 at 5:07 pm

Happy New Year to you and yours! We definitely need to meet for coffee (or tea or actual food!) one of these days. ;)

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Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) December 31, 2008 at 5:28 pm

I’m glad I found you this year. Not many “survived” Blog 365, but I “met” a LOT of cool people along my Blog 365 journey.

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bFlat December 31, 2008 at 6:31 pm

Happy New Years!

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Cyndi January 2, 2009 at 12:40 am

What a cutie! He’s a keeper! Give him too many kisses.

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Greg Ellison January 4, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Happy New Year. Greg Ellison

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katelin January 5, 2009 at 5:05 pm

your 2008 truly was amazing and binary boy just keeps getting cuter and cuter! happy 2009! :)

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Roger January 18, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Now that’s what I call cute :) Happy new year to you too..

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sheila January 21, 2009 at 11:22 pm

Wow! He’s a cutie!

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OleMiss February 1, 2009 at 2:16 am

I’ve been a reader for a long time. Congrats on the house, its a good feeling!

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Jamie February 2, 2009 at 8:44 am

“change is the only constant in this world” You are so right about that! Your baby is beautiful. I remember when my daughter was that small. Enjoy him as being that small as much as you. Time just doesn’t slow down, before you know it he’ll be asking you for the keys to the car!

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Sonderversicherung February 3, 2009 at 12:39 am

Hi! your binary boy is such a cutie. No home is complete without a little kid. I love having kids at home. I only have one kid but every weekend my nephews and nieces would come over and the whole house would then filled with their laughters.

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