These are a few highlights of our year, in no particular order. It's been a great year, and we're anxious to see what 2010 brings. We hope everyone has a great New Year!
1. We bought our first home.
2. Blake graduated from BYU.
3. We got to move to Washington and be close to family.
4. Blake got a new, great job.
5. Sheena was called into the Primary Presidency-yikes.
6. We made wonderful friends while living in Enumclaw, and Bothell.
7. We were blessed with the birth of a new nephew-now we have 2 nieces, and nephews.
8. We went on several camping trips this past summer.
9. Sheena learned how to can this summer.
10. Our families are happy and healthy.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Blake and I were talking about how this year it didn't seem like Christmas. We think it comes from a combination of things, such as getting all of our Christmas shopping done before December came, we are already home for the holidays so we don't have the hustle and bustle of flying to our destination to be with family, and the major fact that I don't have a job makes me have all sorts of time to get things ready for the big day. I must admit I missed the craziness of the holiday this year. To help bring in the Christmas season we decided to make a drive over to Leavenworth, WA to see all the Christmas lights and have dinner. It was a lot of fun to get out of town for the day. We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!
Posted by Joy in the Journey at 2:21 PM
Monday, December 7, 2009
Today was such a wonderful day! I had a feeling I was going to have a little luck today when I found a huge ladybug in our living room. And boy was I right. At around 2:30pm I was told by my podiatrist that my foot has healed perfectly, and so perfectly that you couldn't even tell on the xrays that I had ever had a stress fracture. He went on to tell me that I should be careful with all the running I like to do given the specialness of my feet and the pressure points I have on the bottoms of my feet, and that as I get older I will be more prone to injuries and the heeling process will be even longer if I keep treating my feet the way I do. But the best news of all is when I asked if I had to keep wearing Clementine (I thought I should name her given the fact that we've become such good friends)and he said "No!" I was so excited that I almost jumped out of my chair to hug him. It was such great news. I know the walker boot doesn't seem like that big of deal to wear, but for me it was a real struggle to be limited in areas of my life. It caused some tears to flow, and then they would flow even harder when I would come to my senses and realize that I had nothing to cry about given that the boot WAS only temporary, and that things could be a lot worse. Clementine and I had a good run together, but I think for now we must part ways, and I'm okay with that.
Posted by Joy in the Journey at 5:00 PM
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Tis the season for crafts! These are just a few things I've been up to this week for Christmas gifts. Who doesn't love the chocolate chip cookie in a jar?! I thought it was simple, and a fun gift to make. The tutu is pretty scary looking in this picture, but I think it will look really cute on my 1 year old niece. The crayon rolls are my favorite. They can be a little time consuming, but the end result is great for little kids.
Posted by Joy in the Journey at 8:23 AM