Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010!

Wow - another year has past and 2010 was a wonderful year! I decided to look back at the year in pictures. It is a long post but I loved doing it because it made me appreciate all that happened in Brian and I's lives this year!

January 2010

Our year started off by celebrating the marriage of our good friends, Jill & Cooper. I was so blessed to be able to be a bridesmaid and stand by her as she married Cooper. It was a great way to start off the year!

February 2010

It snowed! And it snowed a lot! We had so much fun playing in the snow and having snowball fights. I tried to take as many pictures as possible because I didn't know when it will happen again. I love this photo because it shows how much fun I was having!

March 2010

Brian turned 30! I was so happy that we pulled off a surprise party for him on his birthday. He was very surprised and loved that everybody was wearing camo - his favorite color!

April 2010

Brian and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary! We went to the Gaylord Texan and stayed there for two nights. It was a great weekend and we were so glad to celebrate our first year of marriage.

I also got a new job! I was promoted to be an Event Planner at Women of Faith and started a new journey in my career. I learned and have grown so much since April and am thankful for this opportunity!

May 2010

May started off with Brian and I heading to The Bahamas. It was soooo beautiful there and we enjoyed a week of sitting by the beach and relaxing.

My dad retired in May after 35 years of coaching and teaching. It was sad not to see him on the sidelines coaching this Fall but I know that he has worked so hard to retire and I'm so glad he is able to enjoy his retirement!

Also, our nephew Cade was baptized! It was a wonderful morning to see him and his best friend Jake both be baptized.

Finally, we moved! Above is some of our boxes in our old house. You don't realize how much stuff you have until you move - can I get an Amen? We moved into our new townhome and we love it here.

June 2010

Brian and I played with our Sunday School class on a softball team. We had so much fun every Monday night cheering each other on. We got 2nd place and am so proud of everybody!

July 2010

I turned 28 in July! I had a great birthday with family and celebrated with my friends at Kyoto. I love these girls!

August 2010

We went with our Sunday School class to Beaver's Bend, OK for a weekend. I kayaked and Brian played pool all weekend. It was a fun time getting to know our friends better and relaxing. I'm so proud of Brian because he gave his testimony that weekend. He was nervous but did a wonderful job!

We also celebrated my grandmother's 80th birthday. All of her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids were there and it was a great day!

September 2010

My travels began and one trip took me to Anaheim, CA and I saw Mickey and friends at Disneyland. I also enjoyed my first In-n-Out Burger!

October 2010

We're Having a Baby!!! We found out in October that we were pregnant and are soooo excited! We can't wait to meet our little one in June 2011!

We also celebrated the marriage of our friends Jimmie and Amanda Duquette!

October also held my 10 year high school reunion - good times!

November 2010

We celebrated Thanksgiving with our family! Brian's cousin Foster and his new wife Abbi surprised us by coming in from Colorado to celebrate Thanksgiving!

December 2010

My parents celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary!

As we wrap up 2010, we look forward to 2011. I'm holding one of the baby presents we got at Christmas symbolizing that this is our last Christmas just the two of us. Next year there will be 3!

We had so many amazing events happen in 2010! Our friends Julie & Aaron welcomed their daughter, Emmalyn in April and Ryan and Kati welcomed their daughter, Karlyn 2 weeks ago! Our nieces and nephews are getting so big and we loved spending time with them this year and can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for them. Our niece, Kiersi, starts Kindergarten next year - I cannot believe that!

God is so good and he has blessed us far beyond what we deserve this year. This year had it's share of ups and downs but I'm trying to be better in finding JOY in all circumstances. We have so much to look forward to in 2011 and my prayer is that I can serve Him wholeheartedly and give more of myself every day. He is the Reason for ALL Seasons! Happy 2011!

1 comment:

Kati said...

What a wonderful post!! I loved looking back through you and Brian's year :>

2011 is going to be such a fun year! We'll get to watch our babies grow :-)