As the clock struck midnight we waited, at least 10 seconds, when the world didn't implode we shouted HAPPY NEW YEAR and welcomed the year 2000!
In the year 2000 I was single, working two jobs, hanging out at the coffee house a friend owned. I was still living at home with no real responsibilities. Boy, how times have changed.
I rang in 2001 with my hot boyfriend, Aaron. A tradition would begin where we would celebrate the eve of the New Year with Mike & Mishelle and their family. A big dinner would be made, margarita's consumed, euchre played and laughs shared.
2002 found me a married woman. Living blissfully in a one bedroom apartment in the house my cousin owned. Jobs had changed, friends stayed the same.
2003 was kind of a blur. I'm sure lots happened, I just don't remember.
2004 was welcomed as my pregnant belly grew. We were expecting our first (and only) child. Life was changing.
I watched the ball drop as I rocked my son, I whispered "Happy New Year Baby Boy" as his daddy snored on the couch...that was 2005.
2006 to 2009 has been a crazy period of time filled with laughter, tears, hard times, great times, marriages, babies born, loved ones gone, pre-school, grade school, new friends, old friends, mended friendships, hearts broken, new jobs, sobriety, renewed love, trust, hope & faith.
I cannot wait to see how this decade wraps up because it certainly has kept me on my toes!
Happy New Year!!!