I've been reader-tagged by the sweet Amy over at Between Daydreams for this new variation on the 8 Things About Me meme which has been going around.
The revised rules: You have to share four things that were new to you in the past four years. Four things you learned or experienced or explored for the first time in the past four years. New house, new school, new hobby, new spouse, new baby, whatever. Then you have to list four new things you want to try in the next four years. Without further adieu......
Four new things in the last four years:
1. Adopting Gianna - becoming a mother for the first time, and through motherhood, loving life and my vocation like never before.
2. Adopting Madeleine and realizing that two children are much easier than one! And another huge increase in love of vocation after her birth.
3. Moving (almost) cross country three times due to my husband's work. From Michigan to California in 2003, California to Michigan in 2004, and back to California in 2005. We're now happily settled here with no plans to move out-of-state in this lifetime. :)
4. Blogging. In fact, I just realized while posting this, that today is my six-month blogiversary! How time has flown. I think I'll go back and read my first post, just for fun. This has been a wonderful way to journal life, noting the changes in my little girls and the experiences we've shared as a family, and it is a perfect avenue for keeping family and friends informed of our happenings. But I must say, I am most grateful for the beautiful friends I've made through blogging who continually inspire and help me to grow and learn and love more than I ever thought possible through such a venue.
Four desires in the next four years:
1. Begin official homeschooling and adopt a third baby.
2. Learn to sew and quilt. I have so many designs and ideas in my head, but I need to bring them into fruition. Adopt a fourth baby.
3. Get on the insulin pump. I have used injections to keep my blood sugar level since I was diagnosed with diabetes at age six. The pump is known to provide insulin flow in a way mimicking a healthy pancreas, therefore regulating glucose levels much better than injections. Don't get me wrong, I am not in the least bothered by shots. For me they are like brushing my teeth or taking a shower. But for my girls, I would like to be in the best health possible.
4. See my best friend in the flesh again. Have our children meet and play together, and watch our husbands converse over a bottle of wine and some good food while we catch up, partaking in the same fare. It has been too long.
This was a fun one. I love to ponder future possibilities. I tag anyone who reads this and has a blog. Yes, that means YOU! :)