Friday, January 15, 2010

New Year, New Goal!!

I got on my blog for the first time in a long time today. Actually, I was shocked when I looked at the date from the last time I added a new post. It was August. I cant believe its been that long. This is my only form of journaling, so I'm a little disappointed in myself for not keeping up on things. I feel like I could have written so much about life and events and Dawson. He is growing so fast and I haven't written down all the cute and adorable things is doing. I do believe though, that you shouldn't dwell on the past and that regret is pointless. So, with that said I have made it my new goal to keep up on my only form of journaling and add pictures and captions of my life's events. My life is good. I really couldn't ask for more. I love my family and we are all happy and healthy. We have so much and we are so blessed. I'm going to post a ton of pictures from the last couple of months. I will categorize them by month so ENJOY!!



December

This was another busy month for us. The first of December is the annual DICKENS FESTIVAL. Michelle and I sing at it every year. This year Ella and Emmy sang with us. It was a lot of fun watching them perform. We also sang in Cedar City at the Children's Christmas Festival. Christmas music is the best and I also love singing with my sister.
For the third year I hosted Christmas Eve Dinner. My family comes down and we eat lots of yummy food, sing a couple of songs, watch Mr. Kruegers Christmas, read out of the Bible and of course open pajamas!!
We spent New Years Eve with Derek's family. We went ice skating, ate tons of food and had a great time!



























































































NOVEMBER

It seems that I didn't take many pictures in November, probably because October was an overload!! Here are the few that I have. It was Emmy's birthday and the boys went shooting Thanksgiving morning! Oh lets not forget that I think I can cut hair! I cut Michelle's bangs and they are super cute!

















OCTOBER


This was a very busy, but fun month! Derek had Dental Convention this month and it was in HAWAII!! We took the whole family and stayed for 10 days. We had the time of our lives! It was great except for the part that I had to be in a bathing suit the entire time. Oh well. I wasn't sure how it would be with the baby, but it he was perfect.

Ella had her 6th birthday, I had a girls night out called "witches night out", of course we had my birthday, trick or treating, Dylan earned his Bear, we went to the pumpkin patch and finally went to the long awaited "THRILLER" out at Tuacahn. It was a super fun month!





















































Hawaii






















































SEPTEMBER


Nothing to exciting happened this month. We spent time with friends and family, did a little hike up on the Dixie, and it was the start of soccer season. Ella is defenitly a natural. One game she scored 9 goals and her coach had to tell her not to score any more so her teamates could have a chance. It was funny!















8 comments:

Nat Lud said...

Welcome back, girl! So many pictures and I loved them! Those last few of your children are BEAUTIFUL. So amazing. I loved seeing recent pics of Daws. He still looks a lot like Dylan but is taking on his own look. He's yum! You guys are always busy with fun stuff! It's fun to see it all in pics.

Michelle M. said...

Awesome! Good job! Love all the pics - I hadn't even seen the ones from Christmas Eve. But I can't believe you put the ugly face pic of me, you and dad!!!!

Dion Seneca said...

I can't believe how much Dawson has grown! Such a cutie!

Another year that you did not invite me to your Dicken's Festival performance!

I am an ugly witch!

So glad you are back in the blogging world!

The McCulloughs said...

Great job for catching up! It was fun to see what you have been up to these last few months that have gone without me seeing you( boo hoo!! sniff!) You and your fam are as gorgeous as ever and when did your baby get sooo flippin big? I swear he was just born! He is darling! Dion- you are a beautiful, sexy witch... and I also am so glad you are back to blogging! Now I can see what you are up to! BTW, I am prego...

Dion Seneca said...

i love the blog announcement, Mandy...lol!

Ricki said...

Let's see....Dawson is so adorable,just like the other two kiddos you two created. I am jealous of Hawaii in October and what are you talking about you look dang cute in a bathing suit!! I think you are the most sophiticated witch I have ever seen and I am glad you could join us, even if it was only for dinner. Lastly, I want ALL your cute hats that you wear! I can't even find one the fits me cute and you have like 5 in this post alone!! Glad you are back!

Kristen said...

Welcome back to blogging. I love your witch costume. We totally need to catch up sometimes. I miss you.

Nuestra Familia said...

Hey!! so many great and fun things. Thanks for sharing. Your kids are so beautiful so fun to see your little grow, he is darling. You and Derek look so great too. A big hug from all of us.