Ten Years Ago

January 5, 2010

I noticed as the new year turned this week that many people were reflecting on the past decade. We rang in Y2K with some of D’Arcy’s siblings at Michael & Kim’s. We had worked the earlier evening at “The Fireside” being host & hostess, leaving 15-month-old Evan with Meghan. After work, we had a bite to eat there with our friend JoAnne, including a raspberry kuchen and then joined the family. Because we were hoping to be pregnant, I had only a few sips of champagne and was the DD when we drove home to Waverley in the wee hours of the morning.

Ten years ago today, we found out that we were expecting Alex. I know this because today is Aunt Seana’s birthday and coincidentally enough, with both boys we found out we were expecting on January 5th. (And until an ultrasound said differently, they had the same due date!) I remember being at D’Arcy’s parents’ house that evening and pretending to sip my champagne because we weren’t ready to share our secret yet!

Wow, what a lot we’ve been through in the past decade: added three children, lost three pregnancies, hosted two exchange students, sold a home, bought a home, started a business, and won some awards. We’ve welcomed over 3000 guests – from every continent (except Antarctica) – into our home. D’Arcy has changed schools, the boys have changed schools, and I’ve changed jobs (The Fireside, CCRA, The Palliser and now running the B&B). I had a trip to Newfoundland, D’Arcy had three trips to Toronto; our family has taken trips to Quebec, Disneyworld, and countless trips to PEI. We’ve been to a number of weddings, welcomed a number of our babies into our circle of family & friends, and sadly, said goodbye to a number of loved ones, including our two dogs. We’ve celebrated D’Arcy’s 40th birthday, my 30th, our 10th wedding anniversary, our parents’ 40th & 50th wedding anniversaries and a number of other milestones in style. We’ve learned more about eyes & allergies than we ever wanted to know! We’ve learned the fear & horror of sitting in a hospital room while watching a child struggle to breathe. D’Arcy started – and has almost completed – his M.Ed. We have made many new friends, while cherishing our old friends. We definitely haven’t had very many quiet days or full night’s sleep! We’ve worked hard, played hard & loved hard.

I can’t wait to see what the next decade will bring!

Christmas 1999

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2 Responses to “Ten Years Ago”

  1. swimminhill Says:

    Wow, it has been quite a decade for you guys! I can’t wait (but am not in any rush for the time to go by!) to see what this decade brings for all of us, there is so very much to be excited for and look forward to! All the best to you, hope we see you soon! xo


    • I can’t wait to see what the next decade holds for your family either Em! The three of you remind me a lot of us back then… (That’s a good thing!) ;-P
      Love you! Get some rest!! xo


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