Monday, February 1, 2010

What a decade!

Today is Justin's 10th birthday! I can't believe he's already so "old"! We had a very eventful week of birthday celebrations starting with Ashton's 2nd birthday back on January 23rd. Saturday night we had friends and family over for pizza and cake. There was great conversation, delicious deserts and fun had by all!

With Justin turning 10 it has caused me to take pause and reflect on the last decade. For me, it has been filled with tremendous highs and a few lows and a lot of growing up. I had an unplanned pregnancy at the age of 19 which threw me headfirst into adulthood. Justin is truly my best friend and I can't imagine my life without him. He has always been my little sidekick and my bestest buddy. We have a relationship unlike most and I feel truly blessed to have him in my life. I met my love, Mark, back in December of 2003 and we've had a rollercoaster of a ride; but I wouldn't trade it for anything else and I'm so happy to be on this ride with him. I blindly left my job at Zions Bank in 2005 in hopes of finding something better only to land the most terrific job with Operating Engineers Credit Union 1 month later. I built my first home, by myself, at the age of 25... only to think it's time to build another one 2 years later! Crazy, I know. We welcomed Ashton Scott to our family in January of 08 and we're all madly in love with that little stinker! We've added new pets and had to say goodbye to a couple along the way. We've made so many new friends and made incredible memories.

It really has been an amazing 10 years and I'm so excited to see what the next decade has in store!