Things I'm looking forward to, in more or less chronological order:
DH and I are going to see Pat Metheny at the beginning of March.
Later in the month, we'll all be attending The Ostrich Festival as a family.
The next weekend, my in-laws arrive. They'll be here for Easter. DH will be making his First Communion and will be Confirmed at the Easter Vigil service. I love the vigil service but haven't been able to go for years. It's very long and completely unsuitable for children. This year Nana and Papa will stay home with the kiddos while DH and I go. Next day one of us will have to bring the little ones to Mass again, but that's no big deal.
In April, my mom will be returning along with my two sisters, my niece and her son who is DD's age, and my niece the teen-ager. We're (almost) all heading off for a whirlwind trip to Disneyland -- turns out we're just missing their 50th anniversary celebration by two weeks. Talk about good timing, huh?
And when we get back, DS1 will make his First Communion.
May? I see my endo right at the beginning of the month, and I'll have a whole body scan done sometime a few weeks later. Here's hoping that it's clear!
In June: Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince arrives. Mom has already pre-ordered a copy for me as an early birthday present!
At the end of June, we're off to the East Coast for another (hopefully) glorious summer of beaches and all that good stuff. Since there is no Democratic National Convention in Boston this year, I hope we'll be able to spend at least a few days there this year.
July 4th: On the Esplanade! Fingers crossed that none of the kids get sick, like last year!
Things get a bit murkier after that -- coming home again, getting the kids back into school, etc... but there are a couple of things I'm awaiting:
Wallace and Gromit are releasing their first feature film in October, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire hits the theaters mid-November -- two good movies to look forward to in the fall/early winter.