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January 31, 2012
Happy Birthday Sarah!
Thinking of you especially today, and wishing you were here with us!
See last year's birthday post here
January 27, 2012
We had an epic
(for our area)
snowfall last week...over two feet and to the point where we were actually snowed in. As in,
couldn't leave the property
. Couldn't drive
. Couldn't see
As a little girl I thought being snowed in would be an exciting adventure.
But now I can tell you it's not all it's cracked up to be. Especially when being house-bound is suddenly the last thing you wanted :)
January 24, 2012
more snow pictures coming soon :)
January 18, 2012
I know it's pretty late for this sort of post. But the quote
better late than never
comes to mind...and I figured I'd do it anyway.
Hard to believe 2011 is over. It was a very full year for our family...the months were filled with extreme changes, and we went in some very unexpected directions.
Since life is made up of small moments, the little things, most of these pictures won't seem very significant.
But they were moments that meant something to us.
Caleb played basketball during the winter quarter, and as usual, blew us away by his talent at the game.
February found us at
for a big birthday
. Such a fun night :)
running in the snow
can only mean one thing...
Josh and I ran on the same team, and Josh's incredible skill at the sport was as amazing as usual. What can I say? My brothers are depressingly athletic :)
But setting aside what an amazing runner Josh is, track instigated one of the biggest changes in our family this year. Read on :)
meanwhile, I tried my hand at directing a music video. Despite the stellar performances of the actors, it never did get completed...
if you can't complete one, why not try another?
(I think I've learned my lesson. No more music videos for me...lol)
These guys are big readers :)
A little rain never hurt anyone...
And how can we forget the April Fool's joke? When we told everyone that
one of my sisters was engaged
the other one had eloped to Scotland
...I can't believe how crazy we were.
I think I can safely say that I may never need to pull an
April Fool's joke
again...even though I wasn't in any of the pictures, the fact that I was in charge of the whole prank is enough to make me embarrassed, to this day.
More reading :)
So much good food around here...
And more younger brothers :)
How can they make an animated movie so romantic?
such a proud little driver :)
my gorgeous model sisters.
and more reading.
because chocolate is always a good idea.
Caleb doing the dirty work.
jewelry for a bridal party.
who doesn't like some guts in their sink?
a girls only birthday trip.
playing outside...wishing I had their energy ;)
how can you go wrong with strawberry shortcake?
Yes, I have a thing for
Best friends. Sometimes :)
A summer visit from our "California cousins" :)
We had to revisit
our tradition of crazy costumes
And of course wearing tutus to the theater.
You mean, no one else does that???
And something new...henna tattoos. So much time for such a big effect!
Oh wait...it hardly showed when it dried...
Always so competitive.
Now why can't they always be as sweet as they look here? :)
I take pictures of my shoes
doesn't mean I'm obsessed. I think...
Yes, he knows how to get what he wants. I think I could too
if I had that face
going to a wedding
. Talk about fun :)
Playing at the creek
My own phone :) How did I live without it? :)
trips to the beach.
and wishing it would be summer all year long...
Their idea, not mine.
Ultimate Frisbee. Which also proved to be more important than anyone could have guessed :)
Ice cream. Need I say more?
The County Fair.
We all had so much fun. Seriously :)
This is Julie, and she's adorable and sweet beyond words. The three of us were on the same track team...but
Josh & Julie
didn't stay just team-mates for long :)
We were all thrilled to have a ten day
visit from our sister and our niece
. It had been over a year since we'd seen Eleonora, and she had grown so much!
She never lacked for attention :)
Cross Country season
came around again, and this year Caleb & Andrew were our runners.
As if anyone was wondering...they both dominated :)
Four sisters. When we're all together, you better watch out :)
Then I got to
visit my sister and her family
for two weeks. Sarah is the most adorable mama :)
Such a cute little family!
Lots of cuddle time with this little doll.
Home again, and back to normal life in our house :)
In November, Elizabeth ran a half marathon.
Inspired to do something equally impressive, but not coming up with any ideas, I promptly ate another chocolate.
I'm a hopeless case...
Gorgeous sisters again.
A super fun, relaxing
visit to our California "cousins
" :) If it's possible to watch too many movies, eat too much food, and laugh too often, I did.
And...definitely the biggest event of this year for me was this. Who would've thought Ultimate Frisbee could change my life so much? :)
My boyfriend is amazing. Just in case you were wondering :)