{Almost} Picture-less

How are we halfway through the first month of the new year? Better yet, how have we been here in this recruiter life for an entire year already?

I don't have many pictures to show for 2015, even though it was filled with a lot of firsts and a lot of milestones... mainly because I lost my camera on the way home one day. In another state. After My Airman and I took a very belated anniversary trip to Niagara Falls to celebrate our tenth anniversary. *sigh*
Things like that really put life into perspective for me. Pictures are important, yes, but they're not the most important thing. The people. The relationships. The memories -- those take priority. I'm saddened that I've essentially lost all pictures from the last two years of our family's life, but I've realized that, in the grand scheme of things, they're just pictures. They're things. I have my family, and I'm so very thankful for them! :o)

If I could briefly go over the biggest moments in the last year, these are the ones that stand out the most to me...
::Uprooting our entire family and heading a little further East! It's been a tough adjustment, and we're still figuring things out, but we're together, and that's what really matters. Everything else is just "stuff," right? :o)
::Celebrating our tenth anniversary. We took a trip to Canada and saw the beautiful Falls. What a way to start a new decade together!

::Throwing a semi-surprise 40th anniversary party for My Airman's parents.
::Visiting with my parents (we also got to see my brother and his family, but those pictures were on the camera so...)
::Finding out a new little one will be joining our family this July! What can we say? We are truly blessed! :o)


Amy said...

Congratulations!! I can hardly believe how much your family has grown, and is growing- So sweet!

Sunshine Country said...

Thank you for the comment you left me on my blog! I'm so thankful you were blessed by the poem. Wow-that must have been so disappointing to lose so many pictures on your camera. I love how you said, though, that pictures are just "things", and it's not what is most important! God is so good to give us the blessings that have extremely much more value!

Paula said...

I'm so excited that God is blessings your family with another little one! I wonder if this one will be a girl...(although I'm sure you would still be thrilled with a boy). :)

A Heart of Praise said...

Aww, so exciting to hear you are having another little one! :) Congratulations!! My husband and I are expecting as well, just haven't posted it on my blog yet (even though I'm due next month!). :)

That's sad to lose pictures! I lost a bunch that were on my Husbands phone when it got broken. We make sure to store them in the "iCloud" now!