Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Crossroads

I've been reflecting on the past a lot since we seem to be at a crossroad in life, so I guess I'll share my thoughts.

The other night I was thinking about Ben being done with school and looking at pictures to see what our little family has been doing for the past three years. I remember thinking we were crazy to start law school with a new baby, but we ended up with three by the end! We bought our first house. We took a few vacations and went to California lots of times. We both became self-employed to pay the bills.

We have been so happy and I'm glad we moved on with life instead of staying still when Ben was in school. So here are some of the firsts we experienced over the past few years.

First family Christmas picture in Utah


Our first house




Anna's first steps


First family vacation


First vacation alone

Okay...then not a lot happened except lots of trips to California, Anna getting bigger and cuter, and life moving along. Until...


First time we were pregnant with twins. Okay, obviously from this picture I was the one pregnant with twins.




First time (oh, and the second time!) Ben missed the birth of one of his kids.



First family picture with all five of us.


And I guess that brings us to today. I know there are lots more, but I'm all out of energy looking for pictures. When Ben was filling out an application to practice law in California recently, we had to gather all of his addresses for the past 8 years. There were like 10. We sure have been gypsies, and I'm ready to settle down. Now just the simple task of finding a job and figuring out exactly where that will be...

Here's to another productive three years when I go to graduate school.

Ha ha, not yet.

3 comments:

Sara said...

Congratulations on all of the firsts over the last few years! I know the feeling of being a gypsy family, but the list of the things you've done since you left California is pretty impressive. Can't wait to hear what comes next. :)

Carrie said...

You have had a very full life so far. I can't wait to see what the next few years bring. I still can't believe you have 3 kids (and they are all adorable).You are a Supermom & wife! I'm just waiting to hear when the next kid is coming :-)

Suzanne said...

Allison,

Thanks for letting me know about your blog. It was fun reading it a little and catching up on how the past few years have been. How old are your twins now? They look adorable, an Anna too. It is hard to believe so much time has past since we lived together and how scattered everyone gets. I posted some more recent pictures on our blog, Er still has the link on hers. Sydney just turned a year old on Friday, but she has been sick for the past week, so she looks a little run down in her birthday pictures. Thanks for commenting on my blog- it is great to be able to keep in touch somehow.

Suzanne (old roommate- in case you know other Suzanne's)