2012 Year in Review
Well I know I have not posted a blog in a really long time and so with some slow time at work I thought I would take the time and try to remember some highlights of the last year.
Ryan: I ran my 3rd marathon trying to get under the 4 hour barrier but yet again was unable to. One of these years I will get under that 4 hour mark. Still with the same company but times are slow so not sure how much long it will last. There are some “coals in the fire” that hopefully will work out. Still in the same calling at church and still enjoying it (going on 3 years now).
Dacy: She ran in her first half-marathon and got under her goal time. I was supper proud of her and was amazed that we could find the time to allow both of us to train for some long runs. Enjoying her time at home with the kids (most of the time) and starting watching a baby this school year (helps pay some bills). Still playing the piano in primary and has good and bad Sunday’s with the kids during Sacrament meeting.
Quinlan: BIG YEAR for her. She turned 8 this year and was baptized. What a special moment for us. I am proud to report that I did not cry until after she was baptized! She is still enjoying school and gets sad when she has to miss school for what ever reason. Still playing the violin (and we are still pulling our hair trying to get her to practice). Did great on swim team this summer and still enjoys it. We ever got her to swim the 100 IM WITHOUT getting a DQ.
Maxwell: What a great kid he is. He has the energy of 12 people and the volume of 15 people. He is always looking to build something and looking for a tree to climb. He enjoyed going on his 1st father-son campout this year and fishing, even though he did not catch anything. He did great on swim team this year also. Almost made it to the A meet this year and we hope next year that he can since so many kids will age up next summer. He is also still playing the violin and enjoying school.
Zia: She also has the volume of 15 people so our house sure can be loud sometimes. She is the life of the party most places she goes. She finished Joy School and started Pre-School and is really enjoying her time at Pre-School. She has learned to swim and hopefully will be on swim team next year (yeah for a family of fishes). She enjoys her time at home with Dacy and Miles when she is not at Pre-School and off course LOVES anything PURPLE.
(Zia w/ her good friend Ethan picking strawberries)
Miles: Our little man has turned one and is into EVERYTHING. We think he will be our first kid we take to the ER since he has falling off chairs several different times but gets right back up. If he sees something he wants and is unable to reach it, he will take a chair and push it over to the location so that he can reach the said object. The said object is usually something electronic. He loves phones and remotes. He starts nursery at church on Feb 24th (but who is counting. ME of course).
2012 has been a year of mostly ups with a few downs. We have been blessed in so many ways and are grateful for all the family and friends we got to see over our travels this year. Hopefully 2013 will only be better.