Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Next Phase

My oldest kid turns 10 in a couple weeks. I have been a mom for a decade!! In the last 10 years we have graduated from BYU, moved 7 times, and had 5 kids. Whew!

Starting almost 4 months ago and ending Jan 1, we have started the next phase of our lives. In the next 20 years we are planning on paying off our home, being emptynesters, and the only kids we will have will be grand kids. I am a little overwhelmed. 4 months ago I had no idea anything was going to be much different and now it is. I am still oober sad to leave my treasured friends and baffled that I am old enough to be starting this new phase but here I am: done making babies and settling down into our home.


Melissa said...

I think before you are worried about being empty nesters, you should worry about getting warm coats for your family. You all look cold! Enjoy your white Christmas!

emH said...

This made me smile. You're such a extraordinary woman Kelly. You'll accomplish a whole lot more greatness than just 'empty nester' status in the next 20 years if you keep up with the pace you've set here in the first 10.

Audra Bollard said...

Loved your Christmas card pic and it's "nod" to So Cal :) I will miss you this week at book club. Still with us in spirit, right?

Happy New Year!

Kristen said...

Kind of scary when you lay it on the line like that. All of a sudden we are all going to be old. Still will be fun though. Can't wait to see you sometime up in Boise!