2012 has already proved to be a big year for the Horton family. Patrick has accomplished a few things that have been nagging at him for a few years now. He finally passed the test to get his journeyman electrician card. He's taken that test so many times and he finally passed. He got a new (hopefully) forever job. He finally got a new truck. And this past weekend we celebrated the fact that it had been 365 days since he'd last smoked a cigarette. I really thought it was something he'd never give up. After years of nagging from his mother and myself, I had all but given up hope. We had a discussion on the way home from the beach last summer that went something like...if you ever want to have kids you have to quit smoking. I'm not having a baby till you stop smoking. He set his mind to it. I didn't nag him or ask him everyday how it was going. I offered support when I could. He set his mind to it and quit cold turkey. Within a week he noticed he was actually tasting food. I would say within a month his snoring was no longer a problem. He seems to be a calmer person too. I am just so proud of him. I'm happy that he won't have to leave the hospital room to go smoke when our baby is born. I'm happy that I won't have to worry about my baby being exposed to 3rd hand smoke everyday, (yes it's a real thing). Plus, I'm happy because he's healthier and hopefully he'll be around a lot longer!