Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Worst Decade Ever? I beg to differ

I've been reading up on a few blogs and through the grapevine, I've heard that (apparently) Time Magazine has called 2000 - 2009 the Worst Decade Ever! Hmmmm, in my teensy, tiny, puny little life, I beg to differ as I've had BIG THINGS happen in my life! (Of course, there have definitely been BIG down times as well, but in my opinion, the good Lord has been good to us and the bad times have made the good times even more special! All this is politics/economy aside - this blog does not speak about those issues as I could really have some words. This post is about ME :-)

2000 - I met my future Husband. I was babysitting a friend's dog who had broken it's back when he came to the door. I knew right then and there, I was in love (he didn't figure it out for a while though!) When I become a little braver, I might disclose the embarrassing details of that day! It's quite funny!

2001 - Future Husband graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, obtained his first job and we moved to South Florida (I had graduated from Transylvania University in 1999). In October, we became engaged.

2002 - After being jobless since October 2001, I started my career in commercial real estate in February (I was in residential prior). AND Husband and I got married in June.

2003 - Husband and I bought our first house and THE dog U.K., our fantabulous golden retriever, entered our lives. (His name was Yukon and everyone thought that meant UConn. We quickly changed that!) I was also re-baptized as a Christian after some tumultuous trials and tribulations with my faith over my college years.

2004 - Husband moved jobs to a new company where he became well respected and known across several counties in Florida as the expert in his particular field (I'm so proud of him).

2005 - I started a new job as Director of Commercial Real Estate Property Management and Construction for a company covering multiple counties. I continue there today and love it!!

2006 - Husband and I decided to start trying for a baby, lost four babies (one at fifteen weeks) and nearly made a move to Atlanta. In November, we decided not to move after much deliberation and three weeks later, found out we were pregnant with Lallie (good decision not to move - the Lord works in mysterious ways)!

2007 - Our beautiful, gorgeous, 1st daughter, Lallie was born in July, after two month's of bedrest and some difficult medical issues. We thank God everyday for this beautiful baby. Husband passed the Florida P.E. licensing test on his first take and I passed the National CSM licensing test on the first try (studying with a newborn? It's a wonder I passed!) AND, two weeks before Lallie arrived, Husband started a new job as an Assistant Director of Utilities and Director of Engineering!

2008 - After some remodeling, we put our house on the market for 9 months and failed at selling. We later completely remodeled the kitchen and master bathroom and sold it in early 2009 in three weeks! It was worth the efforts (Husband is remodeling king, he practically did it all himself. I learned how to lay tile and am now a "carpentress.")

2009 - We sold our home and bought our second house in Florida. A much bigger house, with a pool on a golf course in which we can host loads and loads of family and friends (including EVENTUALLY another baby :-)!

How about your decade??? Good, bad, ups, downs? Worst or best?


  1. Yours sounds amazing.

    I am referring to mine as the "learn from my mistakes" decade.

  2. I'd have to agree with Leslie Ann. Ha! Although, those learning experiences have made me who I am.
    You had an amazing decade=)

  3. I'm thinking they said this because they hated Bush so much and he was president for 8 of those years. Haters!

  4. Sorry... I agree with it being the worst decade. It's been a decade of instability and lousy timing for us. I am ready for a fresh start in 2010.

  5. There were ups and downs for sure, but so many blessings! I will always treasure this decade in my heart! great post girl!

  6. I must agree this decade was filled with many blessings!

  7. I enjoyed reading all your blessings. On a personal level I have many blessings too. The birth of 4 healthy grandchildren and wonderful relationships with our family and fun travels.

    I think when we look back at 911 Terror Attacks, Hurricane Katrina, The Tsunami & the Bank Collapse, there has never been a decade like this in my lifetime!

    I sure hope 2010 brings Health & Peace & Prosperity to all of us!!Remember-Life consists not in the abundance of's about people!

    Cheers! Jennifer aka Gigi

  8. Cute blog! I love this post. Despite all of the ugliness that happens in the world, it's amazing how more goodness and blessings you can find if you're looking for it! Happy 2010!