Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year!

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!

11 comments:

Orrin and Shari Baker said...

Maybe it's just my computer...but none of your slide shows are coming up. I'll check when I get home and then let you know. LOVE the update and the pics. So fun!

Angela Frasure said...

Lisa I love your post- you crack me up! Bad news, it's not Shari's computer- mine doesn't show your slides either. Technology just sucks! Your daughter is beautiful though!

Jordan, Lisa and Hallie said...

Okay. So the slide shows were working to begin with, and then, for some unknown reason, stopped working. Now I have re-uploaded the slide shows so they are working again...at least on my computer. Sorry for the dissapointment as I am sure you were all dying to see them. :)Hopefully they work from here on out.

Orrin and Shari Baker said...

They are working now!!! Great post and fun pictures!

The Lisby Family said...

I'm sure that did take forever but I loved it! Thanks for the Christmas/New Year "letter". When I saw your name at the top of my blogs that had been updated, I about died of shock. It was a pleasant shock though, thanks! I absolutely love the pictures and you are very witty/clever as well. Thanks again. Love all of you.

WeBeR FaM said...

I can't believe how big Hallie is! She is so cute. That is too funny about when you came in to see us at the hospital. I didn't hear anything...but I'm glad you still got to see Makelle!

timandcindyhowe said...

Wow, what a year. I should have known you'd have a blog! Sweet. I love all your awesome pictures, so cute. Glad the renting out your house is working out for you- that's so smart. You made it to NICU! Wahoo! That's so exciting. Its fun to see what you guys have been up to. Let me know if you're ever in Dallas :)

Shanda said...

LOVED IT :)

Melissa said...

Hey, what cute pictures! Your family is WAY cute!

aunt debora said...

YES, HALLIE IS CLEVER BECAUSE OF YOU! IT'S JUST A WAY GOOD GENE POOL THAT SHE SWAM OUT OF! YOU GUYS ARE JUST THE BEST AND I LOVE YOU TO BITS! THANKS FOR PUTTING YOUR LIFE INTO A NUTSHELL ( NOT A WALNUT SHELL THOUGH ;) SO WE CAN SEE IT SO QUICKLY AND WITH SO MANY PICTURES. LOVE, AUNT DEBORA

P.S. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU CALL IT, THIS KIND OF NEWS IS ALWAYS WELCOME.

Angela Frasure said...

Hey Lisa, it really has been FORever since I saw you guys!! I often find myself giggling at Jordan's fb comments though! We have been needing to visit Ptown an awfully lot lately so remind me how your work schedule works and we could do lunch or something! P.S I kept waiting for you to update so I could comment because I wasn't sure if you checked this post often or not, but I decided to quit holding my breath:)