Disclaimer: This may just be the longest blog post known to man.
Every year just keeps getting better and better. This year was no exception. I cannot believe all that I was able to do/see/accomplish/learn this year. 2010 was full of special little moments with my family, and some bigger memories too. I probably took more trips and vacations this year than I have in any other year. I don't know why, opportunities to go somewhere fun kept arising! All in all, I am so grateful for the experiences this year has brought, I am thankful for my wonderful family and the love we share and look forward for all that 2011 has in store. Here is my year in review:
What better way to start of this post than with this cute face! We didn't do much in January. Isn't it such a boring month? Just tried to stay warm inside. :) Highlight: Raising this beautiful girl. Lowlight: Still winter. UGH!
Late February, My mother in law and sisters in law and I all took a girls trip to San Francisco. It was so exciting for me because I had never been before! We had the most memorable time! Highlight: Japanese tea gardens and eating fresh crab. Lowlight: Literally seeing a man jump off of the Golden Gate Bridge on our bay cruise. "Worst cruise ever!"
In March we took our first little family trip to St George over spring break to visit family. Brant and I did a little hiking in Zion National Park, and Claire got to play with all her Pease cousins. It was wonderful to get out of the cold and into the sun! Highlight: Sunshine and warmth! Lowlight: We had to come back home to winter.
In April, it snowed. Winter lasts for.e.ver. in Salt Lake! But then thankfully Spring finally sprung and we went outside as much as we could to have some fun! Highlight: Planting our garden! Lowlight: Spring didn't come sooner than it did.
In May, Brant had a birthday, Claire and I went to Texas to visit my sister and Grandparents, and Brant and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary. Highlight: May is one of my favorite months! I loved when Brant took me on a hot air balloon ride. It was so fun! Lowlight: I honestly can't remember any! :)
Ft Worth Texas
5 year anniversary at the Canyons in Park City
June: We went on some family hikes to the mountains. The farmers markets opened! My mom, sister, and I went on a lovely girls trip to San Diego. Claire turned two! My parents came to visit for her birthday which was extra special! Highlight: Oh I loved every memory from this month! Lowlight: The month went by toooo fast.
July: We took Claire to see the fireworks for the first time this 4th of July. She loved it! The Dunn family reunion was held in Bend Oregon. We stayed in Sun River, went to crater lake, and just had an absolute blast with the family! We enjoyed playing in the back yard and swimming, bbqing and all the fun things summer brings. Highlight: The Dunn family reunion and everything about it. Lowlight: We drove to Oregon in the middle of the night so hopefully Claire would sleep, and guess what? She did not sleep one single wink. The child will not sleep in the car to save her life! And, I got knocked on my butt with a really bad cold, in the middle of summer!
August: I had a birthday! But honestly, I do not remember what I did for it! In the beginning of the month I went down to Vegas to attend Skip's Summer School. Claire started preschool! She's such a big girl. Highlight: Skip's summer school and all the amazing people I was able to meet. Lowlight: I was too dang busy for my own good!
Driving to Vegas
September: We had the most beautiful month! The summer seemed to last a little longer which I eagerly welcomed. We went to the State Fair which was a blast! Highlight: Claire's face on going down the big slide (see below). Lowlight: Summer coming to a close. :(
In the end she loved it!
October: I think we went to Logan to visit Brant's family and for other occasions 3 times this month. One trip, Brant took me on a drive to Tony's Grove to see all the beautiful leaves. I went to Moab with my friends Hayley and Sarah for a photography workshop. We hiked to delicate arch and got caught in a scary flash flood. We also had our family pictures taken. Highlight: Beautiful fall foliage, and Halloween with the Pease's. Lowlight: Brant's Grandma Pease passed away.
November: It was only a month ago, but it is such a blur! I can't remember much from it! This just goes to show how busy I was! We spent Thanksgiving with my in-laws in Logan. We had our first big snowfall, and my parents came to visit. While they were here, we took Claire to the planetarium.
December: Christmastime! Christmas tree, and more snow. Brant took me to Hawaii which was amazing! When we got back we took Claire to see the lights which she loved, and we spent Christmas with my parents.
I feel so blessed to have such a fulfilling year. It was so fun and amazing. I hope you all have the best 2011 EVER!!!