Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he shall be a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 Cor. 5:17)

As I reflect on the year 2009, I realize how many things really happened this year that have changed my life!!!! I love the scripture I used in the above title. I got it of a dear friend's face book page, and thought it was just perfect for all of us starting off a brand new year! To me it helps me to know that there are things I need to change to become who God really wants me to be! I'm grateful for the atonement so I can work towards being just that person!!!!

Here are some highlights of the 2009....I"m sure there are more, but these are the things that come to mind!

1) Tyler coming home from a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints

2) Valerie turning sweet 16

3) Michael and Bunny found out they were expecting their first baby and our first grand baby!

4) Our family vacation to one of the most beautiful places in Utah (Bryce Canyon)

5) Thad and I going to a Rascal Flatt's concert........Don't have a pic of that one....dang!!

6)Tyler getting engaged to Jennifer Parisot

7)taking a week long lactation consultant class (you don't want to see pics of that:)!

8) Catherine moving in with us in August

9) Our little ones celebrating their 2nd and 5th at wheeler farm and the other one with princess Belle (I love putting on birthday parties!!!!)

10) taking our family through the Oquirh mountain temple open house

11) fun summer family camping trip to Lava Hot springs

12)Wainwright Christmas Party at the beautiful Eden cabin

13) celebrating my 40th birthday !!!!! (no-one took pics of that one either.....guess mom is usually the one behind the camera!!!
14) Tyler got a job at SelectHealth!

15) Thad leased a shop to run his and Michael's business in.....yeah! no more junk in the back yard!!!

17)Our annual Enchilada Christmas Eve candlelight dinner with EVERYONE there!!!!

18)annual St. George trip

19) Valerie's first homecoming dance

20)taking the girls to the Nutcracker

21) Holland being a camel in her first debut in the Church reminded me of Valerie being the only "girl" wise man I've ever seen in the Christmas play!

22) Holland's preschool play

22) having a wonderful healthy family that God has given us! This has kept me going through the hard times this year. I'm so grateful for my family!

I chose not to put the trials I endured through this year because I want to focus on what DID go right. We have had a great 2009, and are looking forward to a wonderful 2010! I hope you all enjoyed 2009 as much as we did!!

Happy New Years eve!!!!


  1. What an awesome post! I love how you just put the best parts! I'm so glad your family had a great year...Here's to 2010!

  2. I did this last year. I need to do it now. It is fun to reflect on what a wonderful year each new one brings and look at the trials we faced and how we grew. Looks like you had a wonderful year!!

  3. It does look like you guys had a WONDERFUL year! Thank-you for sharing your memories with us!! :)

  4. WOW! You had a great year with lots of big stuff happening. Nice to see! Happy New Years!