Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2010 Year in Review

Today I was inspired by Sparkle's blog post about her 2010 (and not just because I was in it). I thought what a great idea to reflect on all that happened to us in 2010. Since I'm in bed nursing the worst cold (?) I've had in years, I figured I could use something uplifting to do, so here goes :)

I have no idea what happened in January in February, since I have very few pictures, and no blog posts...hmmm. Exactly why I'm participating in Project life this year. Anyway, I'll hit the highlights in no particular order:

We took several trips this year.

Over spring break, we went to California to visit family and go to Disneyland. We had earned tickets by participating in Give a Day, Get a Day. By making blankets for Project Linus, we were able to go to Disneyland.

Over the summer, we went back to California. This time we went to Legoland.

We visited with family

I don't know why my boys decided not to wear shirts.

We also spent time with good friends.

At the end of summer, we traveled with Mike to Seattle for work.

We rode the ferry, visited the Space Needle, the zoo and other fun areas.

I got to meet one of my stamping idols, Sparkle. I've been blogger friends with Sparkle for years, but this was the first time I got to meet her in person.
The boys loved the Science Center so much that we went twice. The second day they were dying to try the tightrope. A little hard for a mama to watch, but I loved that they had no fear!

Other summer fun:

We got Discovery Center passes and zoo passes.

I had a wonderful summer hanging out with the boys. One of the blessings about being a teacher--summers off!

I also had one of the worst moments of my life over the summer. My brother, Taylor, was in an accident. He was airlifted from McCall to Boise, and we weren't sure if he was going to survive. Luckily, he came through it fine. What was unbelievable to me was the outpouring of love and support. So many people came by the hospital (at one point more than 30 people were there), called, and prayed. It truly was a miracle.

This was taken just a few days after he was released from the hospital. He's the one on the right.

Sports moments;
Austin played baseball for the first time.

We went bowling a few times.

One of my favorite pictures!

We got up a 4:00 a.m. to attend ESPN's Game Day at Bronco Stadium.

Brendan started Kindergarten. This was a tough moment for me. I can't believe my BABY is in school. It's been so wonderful having both my boys at school with me!

Speaking of school, we took part in Rock Star Day to promote the school dinner auction.

I went to California to surprise my grandparents for their 60th anniversary party. It was wonderful to see anyone and celebrate this special milestone with them.

We went to visit Santa aboard the North Pole Express

Mike and I celebrated 12 years together with dinner at the Melting Pot and a night at the Anniversary Inn.

We spent Christmas with family and friends. My brother, Andy, couldn't make it, so "Flat Andy" spent Christmas with us. We had tons of fun posing with him. I'm currently working on a book about the adventures of Flat Andy.

Lots more happened, but I figured I've gone on long enough :) Here's to a wonderful 2011!


Shannon said...

What a fun blog to read Nicole! I loved all your outings and going-ons. Thanks for sharing them. Next time you make it out to Ca....I would love to see ya!
Big Hugs!

Sparkle said...

I love the flat Andy! I can't wait to see the whole thing! I'm glad you had a fun year with the boys and hopefully another great year to come!