Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy 2011!!

Things Our Family Did in 2010:
  • Worked like crazy to put our house on the market, stressed trying to do school and have showings at the same time....and then took it off when our house didn't sell
  • Finished our 2009-2010 homeschool year with lots of friends, parties, and fun field trips
  • Vacationed for a week in a cabin in Wisconsin in July
  • Visited with family at the holidays (Easter, Thanksgiving, Grandma Simpson's Birthday)
  • Welcomed my parents home from their mission
  • Welcomed a gorgeous new niece into the world
  • Celebrated 8 years since the beginning of this wonderful ride:)
Things I did in 2010:
  • Took a trip to Seattle to surprise my parents after their mission (this picture is in Seattle with my siblings and parents...first time we'd been together for a LONG time!)
  • Went to the homeschool convention in Chicago. Parts were were weird. Not one that I will attend again anytime soon.
  • Went on a Women's Retreat in May with some of my best friends. Fun times!
  • Stayed home (at least a little:) to homeschool Natalie and Levi
  • Became the ward Cubmaster for our church and continued to be the choir director
What George did in 2010:
  • Practiced all his handyman skills to get the house ready to sell (including knocking out the wall in this closet pictured above and drywalling it)
  • Wrote many computer programs for me to use in our homeschool
  • Bought a gun and a membership to a shooting range
  • Continued working at his software engineering job and is still loving it
  • Taught Levi's primary class at church
  • Watched the kids while I ran around the country:)
What Levi did in 2010:
  • Started piano lessons with a teacher that is not Grandma:)
  • Sharpened his Wii and computer game skills
  • Attended Lego Club at the library
  • Made lots of friends in our new homeschool group
  • Loved studying about robots
  • Turned 7!
What Natalie did in 2010:
  • Tried out ballet lessons and watched the ballet of "Snow White"
  • Met lots of friends at homeschool gym and swim
  • Enjoyed playing outside, watching and handling bugs, climbing trees, and riding her bike
  • Turned 6 on Thanksgiving!

What Sam did in 2010:
  • Got potty trained:)
  • Loved playing with toys, building with blocks and legoes, and loved playing with the neighbors
  • Attended Bugs and Butterflies camp during the summer
  • Spent his school time tracing letters and doing connect the dots and learning to spell his name
  • Turned 4 two weeks ago!
What Seth did in 2010:
  • Became a very rambunctious 2 year old in March
  • Wanted to "do school" every day
  • Loved singing, playing, destroying, chasing, and yelling and generally adding to the raucus
  • Learned to climb out of his crib and changed our lives forever:)

I want to say how grateful I am for my Savior, Jesus Christ. His atonement makes my life and happiness possible. Without Him, there would be no hope. I cannot live in a world without Him. I am thankful that He loves me enough to include me in His wonderful plan. Merry late Christmas to all of you and your families, and have a fantastic 2011!


Angela and Ethan said...

Loved this post, Anna. Love your sweet family. Merry late Christmas to you too, and have a wonderful New Year!

Debbie, Lee, Rachele and Kenny said...

Oh what a busy have such adorable kids! Hope you have a wonderful 2011!!