Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Out with the old

Today is the last day of 2008! It has been a wonderful year full of so much fun and a lot of great memories. I'm sure that there were all kinds of fun things going on earlier in the year, but my mind can only remember back to about May. The Spotts family went to the sand dunes in Alamosa and enjoyed a fun, but very windy camp out. Then we met back at Colorado Springs for the Flying W Ranch. There was fun music and enjoyable eats!

The end of June brought the big trip!

Hubby flew to Florida for work and I drove the kids to Saint George for a wonderful Family (Bugg) reunion. After the reunion we drove to Las Vegas to pick up hubby ( who flew in from Florida) and then off we went to meet up with the Spotts for more fun at Disneyland. (My camera is not cooperating with me and the pictures I have from that trip are all stuck on the camera. ) Then we worked our way north to visit Great Grandma. The kids love the ocean and youngest daughter declared that it is her ocean. California is beautiful. After our visit with GG, we got a short visit with Aunt and Uncle B. We headed to Sacramento to visit more Spotts. Because hubby's grandfather passed away, we had a bit of an impromptu reunion, and were able to see all the family. Aunt T let us stay in their camper, Thanks! We had an awesome July 4th with Aunt L and enjoyed the fresh oranges off the tree, we also got to go to the Jelly Belly factory! The big trip was over and we headed home. ( a very long 2 day drive with some not so happy kids).

The end of July brought a new cousin G-

And the beginning of August brought new cousin L.

School started in the middle of August. The kiddos have enjoyed it and are all doing well. They all participated in after school cross country and gymnastics and daughter #1 also did ralley ball and basketball. Daughter #2 started piano lessons and loves it!
September brought us a trip to New Mexico to see a cousin baptized. It was a quick trip but definitely worth it.
Halloween was fun, and warm this year! No Halloween snowstorm, YEA!!! Thanksgiving was a wonderful time with family.
December is almost gone, along with all the insanity!*(well, I suppose that is up for discussion) We put in a new bathroom in the unfinished space in our basement. It wasn't finished, but was usable for our guests. (*contractor promised it would be done before Christmas, sigh). Christmas was wonderful. So much of our family was able to come. I love spending time with my family and feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to see everyone. All 6 of my brothers and sisters and I got together for the first time in years! Daughter #2 got baptized and the birthdays were all a lot of fun! We have had so much fun this year and I hope we all feel closer for it! Well, I know this is getting to be a long post, so I'd better stop. I hope all of you, my family and friends have a Happy New Year!

1 comment:

T said...

yay - sounds like your year was a busy one... at least the "birthday/holiday season" is coming to a close and the new year can begin on a good note!

I'm so glad that I can keep up with you this way!!