as the year draws to a close, we can't help but look back and reflect on everything that's happened this year.
some good, some bad, and some ugly.
let's see if i can recap this year.
sam went through 3 jobs this year to finally end up in one that is doing great for us!
we are counting our blessings that he has a job that is providing us health insurance, an income that is supporting us right now, and other benefits that we for sure want to take advantage of. it is quite a commute, which we are looking at changing next year.
in may we moved out of my parents basement (yay! no offense to the parents, but you know what we mean :)) and into our own little apartment. we are dreaming of the day when we can get a house of our own, but for now, we are at least our own little family. (even though we still probably see my family just as much :)) we haven't been on our own since bubba was born, and we took a leap of faith and made it happen. luckily, things worked out for the better. :)
bubba turned 2 this year, and acts it. :) he knows how to push buttons, and be cute whenever we needs to :)
seeing him get SO excited over things has been such a highlight for us, and we count our blessings every day that he is with us :)
in july, sam and i celebrated 8 years of marriage. can you believe it's been 8 years?
we can't. :)
my business has been even better this year, and really helped us along! my clients have all been amazing, and my business has taken me far beyond what i expected it to. i was fortunate and so blessed to be able to go to new york for a week with my good friend, seattle for a week with my mom, and oregon to photograph bubba's birthmother's wedding. seriously amazing clients. :) i am SO fortunate to be able to be doing what i love to do.
|Crystal and Joey at their wedding :)|
we took a family trip to california when sam's grandmother passed away. we enjoyed spending time with family during that time. it was an amazing trip.
we've been lucky to not have to face some of the trials that a lot of people have faced, and know that the Lord is watching out for us.
i received a calling in the primary at our church, and love teaching the 3-5 year olds. they are such amazing kids, and i love that time i have with them.
we are so excited for 2011 and what is has in store or us. we can't wait to grow, and learn, and try to come closer to God as we do so.
we are working on making our goals for the new year, and hope we can exceed our expectations of ourselves. :)
we'll let you know in a year. :)
HaPpY nEw YeAr to all our friends and family. :)) we love you tons.
thank you for helping us make 2010 a good year :)