Monday, December 29, 2014

Our year

We didn't send out Christmas cards this year with the customary Christmas letter. I just never got around to choosing cards and getting them ordered and instead of stressing about it I just let it go. One of the things I like to do this time of year, as I take down my old calendar and put up the new one, is flip through and months and see what we wrote on the calendar. It's fun to go back and remember birthdays and specials occasions and even things like my first day back to work or the little weekend we spent in St. George. Here's a little look back at what we did this year:
On Logan's 6th birthday I had to get up early and get across town for my Substitute Teacher orientation. I hated that I missed making his birthday breakfast. I had my birthday and we had the Pinewood Derby (Trevor's last one as a Cub Scout).

I served as the Day Camp leader for our Cub Scout Pack and had some planning meetings; Dave and I had a Valentine's date planned, but something happened with the babysitting we set up; we got to hang out with Darth Vader at the Blue and Gold dinner!

We on a garden tour with a friend and learned lots of good stuff, Trevor turned 11, got all ready for Day Camp and spent the three days at camp with Colin and I worked a lot. Spring is a busy time for substitute teachers. Dave quit his job and started his own company!

Trevor received his Arrow of Light award for Cub Scouts, had his first testing in karate and went to his first camp-out as an 11 year old scout, Spring Break and Trevor and I got to visit the middle school for an orientation.

Colin turned 9 and Dave turned 40. I wanted to throw a big party, but Dave didn't want all the fuss. Instead we had a weekend at a hotel, went to the movies, out to dinner, breakfast and massages. My nephew Riley had his Eagle Court of Honor this month and Trevor decided he wanted to get lots of Merit badges lie his cousin and it was Trevor's last dance Festival.

Beginning of summer vacation. Dave, the crossing guard retired. He has been the crossing guard since Trevor was in kindergarten and the boys loved him. I had the kids at school make him cards and letters and we surprised him with them all on the last day of school. We took a short trip to St. George to visit some friends, Dave was gone for a week for Scout Camp and my oldest niece graduated from high school.

A whole lot of nothing happened this month. Swimming, a family hike and not much else.

We ended the summer with a family trip to St. George. Trevor started middle school, Colin went into 4th grade and Logan 1st grade. I finally started to enjoy my days home with no kids and wasn't as sad with the house all to myself.

Went to Reno for Lauren's baptism, Colin started taking piano lessons, Dave had knee surgery and Trevor survived a huge rain storm during a camping trip.

October, November and December
Homework and holidays pretty much sums up the last 3 months of the year