As 2014 ends and 2015 begins, I want to remember …
the evening that Dylan drew a heart in the air with his finger to secretly sign he loved me from across the room.
the overnight Napa trip Darrin and I took that allowed us to slow down and just be together.
the excitment of all our December Christmas celebrations.
Jacob taking his first steps and quickly learning to run.
the lessons I learned from my time as management and a reminder that God has a plan for me even when I can’t see it.
going to church as a family (and the rare Sunday’s when Jake makes it the whole service in childcare :)
the summer trip to the lake with the Tillman girls and all playing in the sand like we were oceanside.
the times I had to sit and create scrapbook pages to document our families memories.
the after preschool park play times with Amanda, Lucas and Tessa.
the San Francisco trips to Giants game and another World Series win!
the family vacation at Donner Lake surrounded by love and conversation over the dinning room table.
camping for the first time as a family of 4 and watching Grandma Nancy jump off the pier like a wild and free teenager.
riding a stand up paddle board for the first time.
learning to embrace the morning by waking before the boys for quiet time with God and hot coffee.
taking time to reflect and record memories of my brother that seem to be fading as time passes.
moving from having a baby to a toddler who walks, talks and has quiet the entertaining personality.
moving from a 3 year old to a 4 year old who dresses himself and helps out with his brother.
I am excited for what 2015 will bring for the Gutierrez family! And counting all our blessings from 2014!