Wednesday, 14 May 2014

A Year in Review (Happy Belated Blogiversary!)

Throughout the busy-ness of winter, I missed my blogiversary! It was on March 25th, but I was in the middle of my TESL course at that time. So, without further ado; happy belated blogiversary to me (cue the party streamers and confetti)!

As I look back over my second year of blogging, it's with some regret that I didn't stay fully committed to my blogging goal.

I did however, manage to get twenty-five posts written for my Not Being Able to Speak series and I'm proud of those posts.

It was around this time last year (June to be more specific) that I stopped contributing to my Not Being Able to Speak series. I blamed summer because let's face it, when you've got three kids around all the time it's more challenging to get anything done let alone be able to write on a regular basis.

Then came my 40th birthday (yes, I'm that old!), and with it a renewed desire to do something more with my time. I volunteered, I job searched; I even submitted a few resumes, but to no avail. And then I made a very last minute decision to go back to school in January.

I finished my course on April 11th and successfully obtained my TESL Certificate for teaching English as a second language. While I would like nothing more than to move on to the next stage of my plan (get a job), we are once again at that time of the year when I will soon have three sets of feet stomping through the house; three active children out of school and looking for things to do. So, I'll continue to be patient and hopefully find employment in September.

People always say how time flies and it's true. Through this brief overview of my year from March 2013 (my 1st blogiversary) to March 2014 (2 years since I started this blog - unbelievable!), I've realized I don't alway recognize the changes (big or small) that are happening around me until I consciously reflect on things. I'm grateful that this blog forces me to do some purposeful reflection because it helps me to see the progress that Carter has made. He's come a long way.

Carter has been in his new school for three years now and he continues to surprise us with his accomplishments. He's becoming quite a young man whose sociability continues to grow. He wants to be included in everything and he loves it when he is.

A huge highlight for Carter this year was being part of Jack's hockey team. The team got him a jersey with his name on the back and he was given #10 in honour of his tenth birthday. His job was to high five all team members before they went on the ice at home games. He loved it and so did I.    It. Was. Awesome.

Here are a few more pictures from some events with the kids that I didn't get a chance to post:

Adapted skiing. Cool helmet Carter!

(hockey boy bleached his hair for play-offs)

Happy 9th b-day Jack. Leafs vs. Detroit

Picture day for dance. The big recital is coming up.

Lawn mower season is back! Sweet new lawn mower, Carter!

Best pals.

Big B spent a lot of time in various arenas this winter - that look says it all (bring on summer already).


  1. Happy Belated Blogiversary Stacey! You have had a very busy year, and so have your kids. Congratulations to all of you for living life to the fullest! I am so happy to share this special time with you!

    1. Thank you, Ida Mae! Another perk to blogging: meeting other awesome bloggers like you!