Sunday, January 4, 2009

ABC's of 2008

Adyson had quite the year! This little girl is growing up and making us very proud parents.
This year she is in her 2nd year of pre-school. She is loving writing and practicing numbers and letters. She has lost her fear of playing at others houses, and we can't keep her home. She has blessed our home with loads of love this year!


Brought a whole lot of patience. (I'm hoping 09' brings even more...)
Cankers. Travis had loads of them this year! And has tried every remedy alive!
Daddy had treatment after treatment this year. Through it all he has stayed positive and upbeat and amazing! Goodness we are lucky.
Exciting highlights:School for Adyson, Nursery for Sienna, A Trip for mom and dad.
Friends were found! It seems everyone has a blog and we have sure loved catching up with some old friends!
Games were played! We are still loving our over sized Monopoly, Killer Bunnies, Canasta...the list goes on!
Hayley finally learned to master homemade rolls. (How sad that I am so proud of this...)
Insects were caught, and loved to death! Remember Ashley the grasshopper?
July brought fireworks, camping, loads of swimming, and mom turned 27.
Kindess was shown once again. This year we were the recipients of many kind acts, ones we will never forget.
Letters were learned. Adyson has been practicing and can't wait to learn to read!
May brought dads (Uh-hm) 33rd Birthday.
Nerds. I'm realizing that I have joined Trav in the ranks of the computer nerd. What happened? Our new ride! This year we finally got us a fancy ride that we have LOVED. (Heated seats!)
Paint galore! This year we repainted every room upstaird in our house. By we, I mean Travis and my dad.

Quite? What in the world is that? This year we have learned that a 2 year old and 4 year old are anything but quiet!
Read and read some more! This year a few favorites-"A thousand splendid Suns", "Poisonwood Bible", "Shopaholic", and even "The tales of Beadle the Bard". And of course "Charlottes web" with Adyson.
Sienna Kate. This year she was potty trained, moved into a Big bed, and has turned into a little curly headed ham! She is always making us laugh and is just such a loving little girl!
Travis has worked his butt off at ICON, done honey do's around the house, been an amazing father all while undergoing treatments. He deserves an award!
Unbelievable! This year has had so many ups and downs, and we have been so amazed at all the love and support from so many people!
Vacation! This year Travis and I were able to go to San Francisco, just the 2 of us! It was perfect and I want to go back...
We have laughed a lot. We have learned a lot. and We have loved a lot.
X-ray's were had again. (Broken rib!)
Younger. We are both wishing we were younger! I'm thinking that this one wont change next year!
Zoo day was once again a favorite for me! And this year we were able to go a few times making it extra fun!

19 comments:

The Drysdale's said...

Very Creative I loved your abc's!

Tana (Eliason) Draper said...

Sounds like you had a great year... I hope you have many many more to come. What a cute post!

Trisha said...

It's always amazing to me how the years just seem to fly by the older I get!

Trisha said...

It's always amazing to me how the years just seem to fly by the older I get!

Hanne and Fam said...

I love how creative you are with all of your blogs. I wish i could be that awesome! Love you guys!

Lorinda said...

How creative you are friend! What a year it has been for you - I hope you have many more lovely, hopefully eventful-in-a-different-way, wonderful years!

Anonymous said...

Hi Hayley, you might not remember me, I was in your ward when we were about 13. Anyway, hope this year is alot better than last one. Just a side note, my mother in law went thru chemo and had horrible cankers, her dr. recommended milk of magnesia for them,use a q-tip and paint them and try to let them dry. It worked wonders for her and offered relief from the sores. Hope this helps.

Sarah Bromler

KIRSTEN said...

Through all of the ups and downs ... you were all able to still manage some smiles. What a GREAT famillia you have!!

Guymon Family said...

So clever, love the ABC's.

Natelli Johnston said...

you guys are such a cute family, I have loved getting to know you through your blog. I had to laugh when you put you were excited that you fianlly mastered home made rolls. That was my goal this year, to learn to make bread and rolls and I have and feel it is one of my biggest accomplishments this year. I just always pictured myself being an old grandma and not being able to make home made bread and it just wasn't right.

Kristin said...

I'm lovin the ABC's . . . I just might have to do this to! Such a fun way to sum up the year!

mstokes said...

Hayley,
I would be proud if I knew how to make homemade rolls too. Those are hard - Yeast & everything!
Melissa

Jamie said...

You are so cute Hayley. i loved that! Looks like you guys had a wonderful christmas!

Melissa said...

Ur always so creative, I love it! Your girls are sure cutie patooties!

Candace said...

I love the ABC's of the year; so creative Hailey. I hope you and Travis are feeling better!

The Wolfley Family said...

Such a cute post! I miss you guys already -- I wish you could come back now that I actually feel like myself!

Eileen said...

You always have the cutest (most cute?) ideas! Love it. And I'm going to be needing a written excuse from your mother to explain your absence (sp) from church on Sunday.

Miss you too!

Amy Johnson said...

I love all your creative posts!! It's been a fabulous year...full of love, laughs, some sadness, but as long as we have family and monopoly we can handle anything! :) PS maybe 2009 will bring some potty training this way!

Tasha said...

If only I could have an ounce of your creativity. Like I have said before, your girls are dolls! You are so cheerful and happy, I can almost see your smile when you write. Keep it up. It has been fun getting in touch this year!