29 December 2016

2016 - In Review

I love to review my year. Over the years I've adapted the cut and paste form I used to fill out since some of it was redundant or just not really applicable to me. I'm sure it will continue to morph over time.

Places in 2016:
Noteworthy things for 2016 (in no particular order):
  • Eric started a graduate program related to his field of teaching, so he will get a raise when this is over!
  • Trixie was released from her supplemental oxygen and nasal cannula in February. Then in July her cardiologist said we didn't need to see him for a year.
  • Trixie got tubes in December after four ear infections in less than three months.
  • Trixie said "mama" before "dada." Then her ear infections caused her to go basically mute. Then when her words came back "mama" was first on the list.
  • I survived two weeks of Eric being away at summer camp.
  • My dad survived his heart stopping for an extended period of time (about 10 minutes). (A perfect stranger performed CPR until the paramedics arrived, zapped him with the paddles a few times, then hustled him to a hospital. He was unconscious for about 18 hours and then needed a few weeks of treatment, but his survival was quite miraculous.)
  • I taught Ike to read.
  • I read a few chapter books to both boys: Little House in the Big Woods, Charlotte's Web, and Matilda
  • Ike started Kindergarten.
  • Ike learned to ride a two-wheeler with only the assistance of neighborhood children, no adults!
  • Felix started preschool.
  • I coached Ike in soccer.
  • I had a very successful year in work and came really close to beating Eric in the gross earnings race.
  • I got pregnant and am having baby #4 in June 2017.
  • Eric finished the basement.

A Reflection On 2016 Goals:
  • I kept Trixie healthy during cold and flu and RSV season in 2016. I was very concerned about her because of her heart defect, but all was well!
  • I did not resume bread-making for our family. I don't even think I did it more than once or twice. But I was pretty good about meal planning and cooking.
  • I read all the books for book group!
  • I did not get around to hosting a meal at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Primary Children's Hospital, and I feel immense guilt about that.
Goals for 2017:
  • Physically, focus on getting steps in each day. That 10,000 step mark is pretty distant for me, especially when I can't go on walks outside. Even hitting half that is a pretty physical day for me. I just want to continue to be conscientious about moving my body and not being sedentary.
  • Finish my Personal Progress. It's something my bishop encouraged us to do this year, and I have worked on it in fits and starts.
  • Submit some writings for publication in genealogy literature.


Janssen said...

I love hearing what you guys are up to!

Feisty Harriet said...

Not sure if I missed a previous baby announcement, but HOORAY BABY #4!!! That's so exciting!