It is the last day of 2015. This afternoon we will be watching the Clemson game with friends then getting ready for a fun dinner out with one of our favorite couples, followed by champagne, er sparkling grape juice, at midnight. I'm very happy to close the door on 2015 and open the door to a new year.
2015 was bitter sweet for us. I looked back at my phone for photos of the year. As you can tell from the frequency I posted this year, it was certainly not a very photogenic year. There were not a lot of picture-perfect moments in 2015. But, it was still a big year for us.
In January and February, we had a lot of crazy weather, which allowed me lots of late evenings sipping wine in my favorite pajamas due to many snow days off and weather delays from work.
I finished the year with my 3rd graders. All of them went on to 4th grade and I packed up my room for the summer. This was a trying group of students but probably one of the groups that is nearest and dearest to my heart. On the last day of school, the day before I was scheduled to return to Florida, my father-in-law passed away. It was only eight weeks after his disagnosis. My husband was able to be there with him and he was able to go in his own home, which was a blessing.
We spent some time in Florida with my mother and sister-in-law then came home for a few days before traveling to New Jersey for my father-in-law's memorial. This was the hardest day of the year by far but it would be remiss not to include it. So many people are not close with their in laws, but mine quickly became a second family when Corey and I got engaged and married. A lot of days have been hard since this day, especially as Baby Girl's arrival grows near.
After receiving some really disheartening news at my annual visit, I had a lot of anxiety about if Corey and I would be able to get pregnant. The spring had been really busy so I was plain exhausted most of the month of June. I went out of town for a work conference the first week of July and complained to my mom about how bad my PMS and cramps were. Turns out it wasn't PMS after all! I took at least seven pregnancy tests that day just to be sure.
I returned to school and welcomed a new class of third graders. This is year six for me.
I went to Homecoming at my college and got to spend some time with a few sorority sisters.
Back at home, I decorated for Christmas and even had all my shopping done very early. This never happens.