I can't believe it has been so long since my last blog post. This year has passed by quickly. What motivated me to update my blog was the realization that it serves as my journal. A place where I document the milestones and memories that we experience as a family.
We are preparing for the arrival of our little boy and the way I prepare is by reading birth stories to inspire me and give me the confidence I need for labor. While doing so I wanted to read about Quinn's birth story. How grateful I was that I had written it down in this blog. If I hadn't, I wouldn't have been able to draw from the past experience to prepare me for this one. That is why it's important to keep a journal. To learn from past experiences and to inspire you for the road ahead.
For Christmas 2014, we went to my parents' new home in Viola, ID just outside of Moscow. I left early to help my parents move in and get the house ready for company. We finished cleaning and decorating just in time for Christmas Eve. It was close, but we did it! I absolutely love it out there. It is so peaceful and the view of the Palouse and Moscow Mountain are just breath taking. It even snowed for us on Christmas!