This post really should have been done in December or the first week of January. But better late than never. And I feel that 2009 is still young.
2008 was a year of big changes, small adjustments, and high hopes.
Here's a glance at what 2008 held for us...
I switched specialties. I had been planning on becoming a pediatrician, but had a horrible experience, combined with a wake-up call, and decided to do anesthesiology. And have never regretted the switch.
Roman turned 6!
Blaise turned 2!
Keith decided he wanted to go to dental school. This was a huge change for us. Keith had graduated with a double major in math and physics in Spring of 2007. We thought he was done with school. But dental school meant prerequisites and that meant back to school. Big change (but I couldn't be happier! or prouder!)
Roman started first grade! A true elementary school student! I'm still not sure how he grew up so fast. He also went from kind of reading to reading full books.
We decided to enroll Roman in tennis lessons. Roman found a sport he loved and could do, and we found a new family activity.
The boys switched daycares, which was hard. We still miss their old one. Blaise adapted almost effortlessly, as he is so friendly and happy. Roman...Well, we're still working on it.
I graduated from medical school! So, officially, I can add two initials to my signature. M and D.
Keith and I, after celebrating our 7 year anniversary, took a trip, just the two of us, to Florida with a day in the Bahamas. We snorkeled on a coral reef, saw alligators in the wild, and spent a ridiculous amount of time on the beach. Loved it, sunburn and all.
We decided to try pets again, and killed half a dozen neon tetras before getting a goldfish named Rosy (because "she looks like a girl.") The fish has survived for 5 months and is huge.
I started this blog, and then another. And have become fanatic about them.
Many other things happened, including hiking, museums, other celebrations and births. Everyone grew a little bit and got a little bit older.
And, we hope, a little bit wiser.