Thursday, January 3, 2008

ABC's of 2007

Wow, I didn't realize it has been so long since I have posted. Today I recieved a few e-mails, a phone call, and a slightly bossy comment (thanks Amy), wondering if we were okay. So, yes, we are fine. Just lazy! Nothing too exciting is going on here and I am welcoming that change! After the last few weeks I'm loving the calm.
This year we rang in the New Year at our house. It was a pretty fun night with games, too much food, and we even had the fake champaigne and a toast. I for one, am hoping that this year brings us miracles. Not too much to ask for, right?

Don't you just love our New Year's kiss? It looks like I am attacking him!
Travis had his fourth treatment today. He seems to be doing pretty well. The side effects are small compared to Chemo, but annoying just the same. He gets cankers, headaches, sore throats, dry skin, and feels pretty tired. Nothing my man can't handle, just the facts. His spirits are good though and he never complains. We are still getting cards and phone calls from so many people expressing concern. I don't know how many times I have heard that someone I "once knew" was going through some hard times and thought "I should send a card or call or something." But decided against it fearing they would think I was intruding. I will never hesitate again. It has been great to reconnect with so many people and we feel so blessed to know that so many people are on our side. Thanks again to all of you!

This week I went to lunch with some friends who I used to work with. My old boss and friend who lost her husband very unexpectedly was also there. She is now raising her children with more courage than I think I could ever have. I took a little bit of strength from her. I thought, if she could get through her trials, then we can too. Thankyou ladies for all being there for me eventhough I don't see any of you enough! I feel blessed to know you guys!

On a diferent note, Adyson and Sienna are sick. Sienna has a double ear infection and Adyson's throat is killing her. She is coughing pretty hard too, and will see the doctor tomorrow. I'm finding my patience is wearing thin. They aren't sleeping good, and Travis and I are getting grumpier as the week progresses! So as you read this, understand I am tired and forgive me if I make no sense!

Wow, this post is getting long. I'm sorry! Here are my ABC's of 2007.

Adyson turned 3 this year, started pre-school and learned to ride a bike.
Brielle was born and is an angel.
Christmas brought snow, gifts, and very humble hearts.
Daddy finished the basement!
Entertaining...something we did a lot of this year.
Faith was found.
Games were played this year. Among the favorites, Killer Bunnies-Monopoly-Curses.
Hair was cut...finally.
Ice-cream was eaten!
July brought fireworks, camping, Lagoon, and the Dinosaur park.
Kindess was shown.
Love was felt.
Many old friends we reconnected with.
Nursery was my calling all year long.
Overcome with emotions!
Princesses. My girls dressed up like princesses daily this year!
Quite time was non-existant this year!
Read many books. A few favorites, Twilight, Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice and Kite Runner
Sienna turned one and started walking, talking, and really showing her beautiful personality.
Travis kept me laughing all year long.
Unbelievably girls got even cuter this year!
Very blessed.
We got a Wii!
X-rays were had.
Youthful, our girls are keeping us young!
Zoo Day was one of my favorites all year long.


The Wolfley Family said...

What a cute post! It sure makes me miss you guys even more!

tina said...

I love the abc's thing. You're way to creative!

Michelle said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun.

Jan said...

It's always nice to hear the updates! So sorry the girls are sick right now - that's hard on a family in many ways.

Shelly and her boys said...

I love your list. Sounds like you had a great year. Let's hope for a better 2008! Happy New Year

Morrell's said...

I know how tired you get when caring for sick kids I hope they feel better soon! You are so good at posts I love the ABC's. Can't wait for Bunco next week!

RhondaH said...

Hope the girls get better SOON! IS that your dad in the very very corner of the kiss picture? I thought it looked like his mustache. I miss him, he always made me laugh. Tell him hi from me. We should have a play date when the girls get feeling better, give me a call 232-6332.

Kylene said...

What a fun post! Love the ABC's. If you are EVER in Idaho, our princess girls would have a blast together. Hallie is in and out of dresses all day long. Sound familiar? :)

Matt & Jill said...

I loved this post. I hope you guys have many miracles!

Hanne and Fam said...

I loved your ABC's. Lexi wanted to play with Ady but was upset when I told her she was sick. Let me know if you need me to come over and help you out, I mean that!!

Melissa said...

i loved your abc's of 2007, what a cute idea and I loved your cute pictures. happy new year!!!

Amy Johnson said...

Geez, it's about time! :) I love the ABC's! I might have to copy you on that! It really has been a great year...and I am confident that 2008 will bring some amazing miracles to you guys! I love your guts!

Jamie said...

You are so cute Hayley! I LOVED that post! I am so glad that you guys had a great holiday, so sad that your girls are sick, and I am constantly praying for Travis and you and your little sweeties. I hope to see ya soon! ;)

Haueter Photography said...

Cute idea! You are seriously the best blogger. I absolutely love to read yours. I hope all is well. I have been thinkin about you and your fam lots.

Sherisse Jamison said...

You're amazing, what a cute little family. I hope you have lots of miracles in 2008. I pray that you will have the strength that you need to get through each day, Heavenly Father will help you just like he helps me. I couldn't do it without him and my family of course. Also, thanks for the compliment.

Darin and Joanna Chase said...

I would be a hypocrite if I thought you were a blog stocker---because I have already read and looked at your blog a number of times---just never left a comment. I had heard about your husband and just wanted you to know that you have been in our thoughts and prayers as well. I really hope you recieve your miracle this year! You have a darling family---it's crazy to see all of us as mom's when the last time I saw so many people from high school we were all still single and just being kids. Life is crazy--but good so hang in there. If you ever need anything let us know! Do you mind if I link you on my blog?

Kristen said...

It was wonderful to get together with all the "Girls" for lunch. We need to make it a monthly thing. You're an amazing person, Hayley! Lotsa Love!!!