Sunday, January 2, 2011

{2010} was good!

It's hard to believe that 2010 is gone already. The year was definitely good to me and my family.

-I got to spend a wonderful week in Denver at a workshop hosted by Kimberly Wylie and Laura Novak. While there, I met some wonderful new friends. I learned so much. I'm so grateful for the experience and for my hubby, who stayed home with our kiddos so I could go.

-Our family spent Spring Break in Mesquite with our really good friends. We rented a nice little condo. Spent the days shopping in St. George, eating lots of good food, sitting by the pool and playing at the park. Ahhh.... it was a great break. (Other than my brand new Blackberry did take a swim in the hot tub!)

-Just me and Mike got a weekend away in Mesquite too. His work had their annual meetings down there. It was a good, relaxing weekend. Shopping, sleeping, golf and movies. Fun to spend a weekend with just the hubster.

-Our little LoLo had her 1st birthday in 2010. We love having her in our family and all the pink she brings to it!

-We had lots of trips to the swimming pool.

-We enjoyed several "late night" movie parties. Having all our friends and neighbors over to watch movies projected on the house. A few of the nights we got spoiled by having Nicki make us cotton candy!

-I had a couple of trips to St. George with my girlfriends. And, I'm smiling just thinking about it. We shopped til we dropped. We ate and ate. We laughed until we cried. We soaked in the hot tub late into the night. We hardly slept a wink. But, the friends and laughter were good therapy. Muah to my friends! I love you!

-Mike and I had lots of dates alone. Wow... our oldest is now old enough to tend. It has been great to spend time with my husband alone.

-I got a new camera! Yay! Early in the year I got my dream camera! Woo hoo!

-I had a busy year in my photography business. I am so grateful for my clients.

-Spent the weekend at the cabin with my gal pals. Spooked ourselves. Laughed and laughed. Two words: "Shake That"! Haha

-Spent the summer at the ballpark watching my boys play ball. I love it. It's my favorite part about summer.

-24th of July Celebration was awesome! Nights at the park food stands, rodeo, parade and barbeque with the Clayson family.

I could go on and on... it was a great year. I am feeling so much gratitude for all that I've been blessed with. I have a wonderful hubby that does so much for us. I'm blessed with 4 children... amazing to think that there was a time that we didn't think we'd be able to have more children. And, now I have FOUR! I love them so much. I'm so proud of my kids. I'm blessed with awesome friends. They are my therapy. I'm so grateful for each of them. I love my one and only brother, Jake and his family. I love that we live so close to each other and that I see them all the time. Crazy to think that 25 years ago we hated each other's guts and now we are the best of friends. ( you bro... mom was right, someday we'd grow up and be sorry for being so mean to each other!) And, I am so grateful for my parents and that they are healthy and happy. Sorry, I didn't mean to get off on a gratitude sermon... but my heart is full tonight.

Happy New Year to Everyone!
I hope 2011 finds brings you joy and peace!