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Happy New Year!!!

2010 is here. 

Wow. Remember ten years ago when they thought the world was going to end because the computers weren't smart enough. I spent my New Years that year working the desk at a hotel.

That was also the year Ralexwin and I got married.

Ten years later this is what I can expect for the next 365 days.

Ralexwin will turn 33.

Iyawin will turn 3.

Ralexwin will finish his 2nd year of Law School and 1/2 of his third.

Remewin will turn 1. She'll start walking and say her first words.

I will turn 30.

Ralexwin and I will celebrate our tenth anniversary.

Vicbowin will turn 9 and start 3rd grade.

Albowin will turn 8 and be baptized. He will also start 2nd grade. 

Hmm... Looks like life will move on like normal. I guess that's what happens when you have a young family. Life stays simply complicated.

It's definitely worth another year.


"Simply complicated"...perfectly said.

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