I'll probably look back on these past few months as being the best with buying a house just before all the shit hit the fan, having a beautiful new baby, being closer to our families and our families closer to each other, etc. but for right now they are very, very trying. Sometimes I don't know how I'm still standing.
I'm with you on the house thing. I bought mine a few months ago and had no problems. Some of my friends that make more money than me aren't getting preapproved, and they have good credit.
The year I was six. I went to Disney World, got a new bike and my parents took me to a fancy dinner and to see Cats. The Bears won the Super Bowl, my grandfather was still healthy, and my family did awesome things like have picnics at the end of a small airstrip downtown.