2014 was our first full year in our own place here in San Diego. I am not going to lie, we weren't sure if it would work out but it has been. Kevin has been working really hard at the public accounting firm he works at and I think he is feeling more and more comfortable everyday. Sometimes it is hard having him away during his two busy seasons but compared to some other people he has had it easy as he hasn't had to spend many nights away just longer hours.
Kaylee has had her challenges being a toddler but has done so much better since she started Preschool in September. She goes to El Cajon Rec Program and she loves her teacher and her class mates. I think one of the best parts is staying after school to play at the park with her friends. Kaylee enjoyed her first year in Primary being a sunbeam. She even had her first line in the Primary program!!
Kaylee: Prophets in the scriptures are examples for us to follow.
I almost cried. The beginning of 2014 Kaylee did Dance lessons and had her first recital which I did cry at. She is growing up so fast and we love Kaylee's energetic spirit and heart full of love.
2014 was weird for me. I started off the year working as a piano teacher at Staump Produtions. Then on top of that I made the (bad) decision to start a business with NeriumAD selling anti aging cream. The cream was great but I made little to no money. Withing a matter of months I quit the piano teaching job due to the fact I didn't want to get my paychecks from my cousins ex husband (LONG story) and then I quit selling Nerium. It was a huge relief but also made for a very unsure future. Lets be honest neither one was a huge contribution to our household income. But I especially missed my students and teaching music. I also was diagnosed with carpel tunnel and fatty liver in the same appointment. Hearing the news of the fatty liver made me made because I had lost so much weight and it just didn't seem fair. Now the only thing I can do it loose more weight. It is mild so it's not like I'm dying. It is reversible and that is my goal everyday. It just seems harder now for some reason. I was loosing weight for me before and now I have to loose it for the disease too. I just don't want it to get worse.
It seems like 2014 was super negative for me but it wasn't all bad. For me, I see a year where no one was fired, we always knew we were getting a paycheck, we are all alive, we had a house, we had food, and we had friends and family. That is more than I can say about some past years of our life. I am SO grateful for all of my many blessing and turn to those blessings when I'm feeling blue. Thank you for being a light in my life always!
Now for some more family pics.
Happy Easter and may the rest of 2015 be amazing!! Love, The Sprouls