Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The family end of year letter... love it, embrace it

Happy Holidays and New Year... and all that.

Well since I was a procrastinator lazy bum of the worst sort I never got my annual email letter out to all of my friends and family and Loved Ones!!!

That includes some of you... I'm horrible, and did I mention lazy?

I just wanted you to know that MountainSport Man, Me, DCar, and PeePs are all very blessed and are so thankful for this last year. AS we could do better in all spiritual aspects of our lives, we strive everyday to be better and know more about our Saviour and our Father in Heaven and the gospel that helps us everyday get to know them better.

As far as the family goes:

School and work have gone well for MSM. He has one more semester and then we have to grow up and start our lives!!! We will be job hunting and probably moving and life will definitely change for us... and we hope for the better! :)

I have completely fallin in love with my new mistress, my photography. I have made it into a business and I have been, for me, successful. I have been able to learn and do so much with it this year that I feel as if my little baby of a hobby has sprouted legs and is taking off better than I had ever imagined. I am indeed lucky. I still work at my other airline job and absolutely LOVE, still, the people I work with and am not sure I could ever give it up... so hopefully I won't have to no matter what happens after my BFF, MSM, graduates!

DCar continues to fully involve himself in being master of his domain. That is the kids of the neighborhood. There isn't a day that goes by that he doesn't have at least 3 friends tagging along at our house. For some reason it is OUR house that they tend to migrate to. But I like it. He also plays soccer, baseball, basketball and you will usually find him either jumping on the tramp, riding anything with wheels, and/or playing Xbox or Wii. So he's a normal 7 year old boy. Next year he turns 8... I'm going to have an 8 year old! He will be baptized... I'm getting old... But the kid continues to have a soft heart, in fact, for Christmas he wrapped up an empty bucket. When we opened it and had confused looks on our faces he explained, "It's a bucket of love Mom and Dad."

Yea... I shed some tears.

PeePs is the average 4 year old going on 29 year old! She is a ham, has a mind of her own, and absolutely-positively adores her Dad! And believe you me, the guy is wrapped around her little finger. But to be honest I adore her probably just as much or more. She is a total girl. Bugs frighten her, she plays dress up, she tries to boss her big brother around with hands on her hips and EVERYTHING, and she is in dance... tap ... LOVES it!

I did try putting her in soccer this last year, and if you have read this blog for any amount of time you will know what a mistake THAT was! But I'm going to preserver and put her in again next year since I love soccer so much.

But admittedly we probably spoil her and I try to find shame in this, but I can't seem to muster it up!

All in all we are all pretty healthy and I can't complain at all about how our 2009 has ended up.

The one thing I wish I could change is that I wish my sister had more time with her son and my family could have more time with my nephew (and when I mean time I mean lived a full life) but that wasn't how things worked out and I don't regret the experience because it will be marked as one of those life changing experiences and changed me as a person for the better :)

Admittedly I thought I'd be a few pounds less but who doesn't??? Don't Judge me!!! I will however run my first triathlon and maybe a half marathon so maybe THEN those pesky pounds will melt away and never come back???

What!? A girl can dream?

Okay... well I've rambled enough. Happy New Year and hope you are welcoming in 2010 with a BANG. We aren't because no one has invited us to their house to party like it's 2009! Sigh...

Love,


21 comments:

Stephanie Faris said...

Beautiful family...and great picture! I wish I had talent with a camera. I cannot take a good picture to save my life!

Steven Anthony said...

great looking family;) I play with a camera, I post scenic saturdays...nothing special just me trying something new;)

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Love it all. So glad to be counted as one of your friends both in real life and blog land.

Chief said...

great picture! and I will pray for you with the soccer!

The bucket of love is a heart tugger!

SciFi Dad said...

Wait... When did you get red hair?!?

Sounds like an exciting year ahead for you all. Happy New Year.

This Mom said...

I hope that I can be counted as a friend, bloggy at least. glad to see you are all well. LOVE the RED hair.

PJ - Our life said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!!! What triathalan and half are you doing?

Barbaloot said...

Happy New Year! I've been checking out the triathlon in Bear Lake in August. You interested?

American in Norway said...

Happy New Year! Beautiful family photo... Wishing you all the best in 2010... (I need to start getting some photo tips from you...)

Mae Rae said...

Happy New Year to you! You are welcome to the house party here! It is a long way to go and you might make it by next year but know that you are welcome!

brooken'dus said...

your picture is SOOO cute!! I love it!! I wished dus was cool enough to have the night off for a wii party....but he is not! too bad!! have a good one anyway!!

brooken'dus said...

your picture is SOOO cute!! I love it!! I wished dus was cool enough to have the night off for a wii party....but he is not! too bad!! have a good one anyway!!

kweenmama said...

So cool that you have been able to turn a hobby into a business. So many would love to be able to do that!

David said...

A prosperous and thrifty new year to you, with some real luck and fortune in the jobs search.

April said...

Happy New Year Shelle, I am so glad we have crossed paths! Love your pic! Love your gap! ;)

Krystal said...

Great letter! You have a cute family! I also wish the same as you on the last part! I think about it a lot that your kids never got to see him alive. I relly wish they did. And I also wish I had my baby boy here. I miss him like crazy and just wish that I knew one day Derek and I would have little kids running around too.

Shawn said...

Oh, I SO love that picture of your family---you are gorgeous!!

Happy New Year!!

Sher said...

You have such a beautiful family!

Kenz said...

I love you Shelle! Your letter is so sweet, and I really want to hang out sometime so you can take pics of me!!! Just kidding, call me sometime, and Happy New Year!!!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

aaaaahhh, shucks! Sooo cute that photo. And sweet that letter.

This was the perfect post to come back to reading your blog. It summed up your whole year and I could picture it all now that I've met your cute famdamily.

It's my first night reading blogs in weeks so I'm way behind, but I LUB YOU and MISS YOU and hope all is well for you. I'm so glad your photography is booming and that your hub is almost done with school so you can finally grow up and join the rest of us boring adults. (Misery lubs company, after all).

So good to see you again and read you again. Thanks for all the well wishes as of late.

MUCH LUB AND ALOHA!

Crash

Always Home and Uncool said...

Many, many more happy days and buckets o' love for you and the family in 2010! K

Here you Go SciFi Dad