Happy New Year everyone! 2009 was terrific. I enjoyed watching our family grow and change over this past year. I try to savor every moment, as these will be distant fond memories one day. This new year will bring many changes for us as well as challenges. It is with great excitement that I announce that Ryan and I have bought a 30+ acre lot in Harford County. We will be building our long awaited home in the country sometime this Spring. It is a great leap of faith to make a move like this, but we are ready. We've talked of doing something like this since before we were married and now it has come true. I thought I'd be scared out of my mind when the day actually came, but I (and Ryan) feel amazingly calm. It just feels right. We will terribly miss our little rancher where we started our family. (I am tearing up right now.) It is the home Ryan has lived in for 30 years. Many a party and good time have been had here. Its a home not only to us, but to our family and long time friends of Ryan's and Kristi's as well. But life pushes on. We are pushing on our little house's seams. To talk of a dream home year after year and never act on it would leave us feeling unsatisfied one day. So here we are, proud owners of a little farmette. We are picking out floor plans and discussing kitchens. It is so exciting. This year will be the toughest year yet for us, I have no doubts. A new precious baby, a rambunctious toddler, and a Daddy that will be busy with home construction. Not to mention moving out of our house and into another place as we finish building! Do I know what I've signed up for? We will persevere! Ryan and I can get through anything, and afterwards have a stronger marriage for it. We just need to focus on the end result. So thats our big news. Its a great time for us. I wish everyone the best in 2010!