I had hoped to send out a Christmas card this year, but it just didn't happen (are you really surprised?) so I thought perhaps I would send out a New Year's letter instead, but that fell through as well. So this is what you get--a glimpse at our year via blog. At first I felt a little bad, but decided this is more fun anyway because this way you get a lot more pictures which is what we all want to see with a Christmas card anyway, right?!
Let's see here...
We had the Hill family vacation in Southern California back in February. Looking at these pictures I can't believe how much Hallie has grown in the last year!
In June, we bought a house--kind of an impulse buy--but are happy with the decision. Below are the pics the previous owners advertised with, so of course it looks a lot different now. The previous owner used the basement apartment as a preschool, but we are actually renting it out...so far, so good!
We ran the Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay for the second year in a row the weekend following closing on our house.
I transferred up at the hospital from the float pool to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) sometime in July and am very happy with the switch.
We took another little vacation in August with the Pincock family. We were a little nervous going into it (because who decides it would be fun to take a two year old camping for nine days), but had a great time! Thanks Anna Karina and Ryan for planning everything and Jeremy for your camp trailor. :)
We celebrated Hallie's second birthday on September 28th. SERIOUSLY can't believe she is two...and SO smart! (I can believe the smart part, after all, I am her mom.)
Went to Denver in November to spend a week with family and see the Broncos get dominated by the Steelers.
And finally there was December. It was busy, but good. We welcomed Jana home from Argentina on the 16th, celebrated Jordan's birthday on the 18th, and enjoyed Christmas and the New Year with family and friends. And somewhere in the middle of all of it found a little time to build a snowman!
Well, there you have it, our year in a nutshell (speaking of which we also discovered Hallie has a severe allergy to walnuts--bad joke, I know). So that just took WAY longer than I would have spent on a crazy letter, oh well, live and learn!
We love you guys! Thank you for a great year!
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