Happy New Year, everyone! I'll be the first to say I'm thrilled to be done with 2014. It was a sucky year. I haven't emotionally been at a place where I can write about it yet, but if you follow me on Instagram, you know that I lost my dad very suddenly back in March 2014. It has been the single most devastating thing I've ever had to live through in my my life thus far. I say it a lot on here, but family is everything to me and this tragedy was something that just loomed over the rest of the year. That's one reason I'm ready to move on.
2015 will bring some exciting changes for our family! For the first time EVER, we'll be welcoming a new baby GIRL this spring! Yep, if you a subscriber of mine on YouTube (and why wouldn't you be?!), you've likely seen our gender reveal video when we decided to tell the boys.
I'm honestly still getting used to the fact that I'm going to have a GIRL in this house to be my gal-pal, after having only been a boymom for the past 11+ years. I'm excited and nervous, though. I know about all the drama a little girl can bring (ahem, I guess I'm speaking from personal experience), but I do know that she will be loved beyond measure by her 4 older brothers.
It's also been something I've needed to come to grips with after losing my Dad. He was always the one person who made it known that he wanted me to have a girl. I can't help but think that this surprise baby is his handiwork somehow. After all, he's got some pretty big connections with the Creator now and although I'm sad that he can't be here in the flesh to hold his granddaughter, I will take comfort in the fact that she will have a very special angel forever.
And, in case you haven't noticed, I've changed things up here a bit - changing my design and layout here on Mommypalooza. So, if you notice anything wonky, please drop me a line so I can look into it. I'm still working out all the kinks on the design and layout, but so far, I'm loving the brighter, cleaner look.
I wish each of you a very happy and joyous 2015...do you have any big plans or ideas in store for this year? Share them with me in the comments!
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.