December 30, 2008

The Best of 2008!

Were progressing right along in the office. I have more pics to share but right now I am taking a break to let the paint dry.

I was watching it dry a moment ago and realized that maybe the reason painting makes me so happy is the fumes. That maybe, sitting in a freshly painted room, waiting for the paint to dry, is not such a great idea. It's just a thought.

While I wait I plan on torturing my blog readers. HA HA HA HA (that is suppose to sound evil)

So here it is Krissi's first ever TAG! That is right if your reading this you are officially TAGGED!

I will be naming names too and I will KNOW if you read this so play fair.

So, here it is,

"Name the top 12 Event's, or Moments, or Happenings, of your 2008!"

What about 2008 was great, good, or at least didn't suck! :)

Here in all it's glory and paint fume induced grander is my list. In no particular order then the order I think them up!

1. While it was done at the end of 2007 we have the reaped the awards through out 2008. That is the completion of a second bathroom in our home. When we bought the house it had only 1, that is correct, 1 bathroom. Now we are the proud owners of a 2, that is correct, 2 bathroom home. With a house full of kids that is all kinds of GOOD!

2. In March, H. learned to ride a two wheeler. What made this such a fun moment is that many of the neighborhood friends (the 5-6 year olds) did it at the same time. This is a picture of all them wobbling on their training wheel, free bikes. How fun is it to share this experience with friends.

3. The opportunity to baptize our third child. It was such a neat day to share with family and friends. I am thankful for the time we are able to take out of our lives and commit to higher power and principal then our own.

4. The snow melting, the weather warming up, and the flowers blooming. Is there anything better in the world then spring after a long winter.

5. H. playing T-ball. T-ball by far is my most favorite of all kid sports. I love that it is just fun. I love that it is played in the spring. The weather is near perfect, the games are the exact right amount of time. I wish that my kids never out grew T-ball.

6. I loved growing a garden. It was especially fun to torture all of my blog readers with pictures of my garden.

7. Blogging, yes I have totally enjoyed becoming a blogger this year. I have found a whole new outlet for my snarky comments, bad attitude and my toad tendencies. It has been awesome.

8. I made it all the way to number eight before bringing this up. Be proud of me. But of course I have to bring up going to Hawaii. It was most defiantly a highlight of 2008. I spend almost everyday remembering the heat and how wonderfully relaxed the island was. I can't wait to go again.

9. Running my first 5k. Participating in my second 5k with the kiddo's. It was a huge accomplishment for me to get out and do it.

10. Sending my baby to Kindergarten. It hurts my heart to watch him get so big. However, it is amazing watching all of my children grow. Before long I will be sending my baby to college.

11. Canning, making Jam for the first time. Putting all the months of gardening work into jars. It is kind of cool to be eating something you grew even as the snow coats the ground.

12. Finally, I am just thankful that in spite of everything I had these moments. I am grateful for a life that is full. I hope for the best for all of you in 2009. Happy New Year!


Heather B, Brock, Stacy, Lisa, Amy B, Sharonda N, Lori N, Heather L, Becky (when you get your computer unpacked), Angie H, Emily F, Emily H, Sara S, Ashlie J, Colleen T, Sharla M, Emilee M.

* See what you get for being on my friends and family list! Feel the love.:)

** Sorry if I spelled any of your names wrong. Name spelling is a tricky, tricky thing.


Heather Bowles said...

Okay, so I will take the time and answer your tag in the next few days. But totally of the subject, so is Heather doing a New Years Eve party then. I know you mentioned it on the Gab night blog, but I did not really know if I was invited so I did not want to just show up and have heather be like oh HELLO,and if I am, what time is it and are you supposed to bring something and who all comes and yeah. So I just did not want to invite myself. We do have some were else we will be going for a while but I thought it would be fun to see everbody as well. So you can just delete this message after you read it.

Heather Bowles said...

Well I just wanted to comment on you post. I did not know you canned, that is really cool. I want to learn how to can peaches and make salsa and can corn and a few other veggies. I think that is way cool.
As for Henry riding his bike that is cool my 7 year old still will not learn how, he just won't even try so tell Henry I said way to go.
I was just trying to think of what I will wright and I will need a few days to think, not that good stuff hasn't happend I just need to think.

Scott and Stacy said...

I did your tag. At first I thought how am I going to remember 12 things when I can hardly remember last week. I pulled down our calendar and got a lot of help from it and the kids. I asked Scott and he had that blank look on his face.

Scott and Stacy said...

So did the kids do it? Did they talk you into getting another puppy? The puppy you have posted is a cute one, it would be hard to say no to that face.

Race Fam said...

You've had an eventful year. 2 bathrooms sure makes a big difference, I bet! I see that you have quite a few jars of jam, I bet one of those jars would make it here to my house pretty easily. :)

Bogsider said...

Just wanted to pop by and wish you a happy new year. I have much to be thankful for, but cannot wait for 2008 to be over. Had an annus horribilis this year where things which were beyond my control happened and I am looking so much forward to 2009 which I am determined shall be better. I will definitely work for it to be a better year than 2008.


Lori Ann said...

I know, I know, I am such a slacker, but I finally did this tag! HUGS

Sharla said...

Oh I am So Lame!!! Yes I Have ignored All Points of my blog since November. At Some point WORK got crazy crazy busy.. I really should blog about it. LOL.. So I better get on this 2008 post for you.