Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone. For those of you who have expressed disappointment in my blogging these past 2 months, I've posted 3 now today:) We hope 2008 will start off great and last all year long for everyone.

The end of another great year

It's been quite a year. 2007 went by so fast. This year we did a lot of camping and fishing. We went to Boondocks for the first time. We took the kids to Disneyland/Sea World/Wild Animal Park this past fall. I love visiting California

Wayne is still working for a Dentist as an associate. He has been fishing quite a bit, went on the bow hunt(I think he just likes to camp, just kidding, he really tried to get a dear) and is now attempting to build his own model airplane. He went flying with Shaun a couple of times. He bought a simulator to practice flying, and also bought xbox 360 (peer presure). He went to Las Vegas with his work and saw blue man group and even danced (if you can believe that).

I turned the big 30 this year and Wayne surprised me with a party/get together with our families. He also dropped the kids off with Gma over night and we went and stayed at the grand america hotel, went to Les Mis, went shopping and saw Pirates (all in 2 days). It was a lot of fun. I started working for a lady doing digital work. It's been fun learning new things. I havn't had much time to scrapbook but I was able to get a few pages done. Wayne and I were called as the Ward Activities Committee people and have been running around nonstop since August.

Parker turned 7 this year (8 in 2008). I can't believe how big he is. He has lost 3 teeth, learned how to heeley (which he is quite good at, he still makes me nervous). He still does NOT like going to see Wayne for his checkups though. He is learning to like swimming more. He played soccer, baseball, basketball and wrestling. We probably could have fit more sports in but we needed a break. We took sea doos to a lake and both Parker and Kendra loved it. Parker just wants to do anything his dad does.

Kendra turned the big 5. She is in Preschool again but still loves it. She is learning to write, spell and read. She took Gymnastics this year. She really is quite the singer. She wants to take singing lessons. She still loves the water. I think she was in our small pool this summer almost every day. She went to a little girls spa and had her nails and hair done (which she loved). She still loves to cook in the kitchen with me.

Brooklynn turned 2. She grew a few more teeth this year. She is loving to talk and run and play and be a girl. She loves dressups and watching princess movies. Just near the end of the swimming season, she started to love the water. She learned the word No very quickly and tries to get away with saying it to me all the time. She loves to get dirtier than Parker when we go camping. This was her first year to try sledding and she got more worn out than we did.

The Mateja's and The Davis's spent a few months in Utah and it was fun to visit with them and show them the sites. Brad and Jen Hammond came up to visit for a day and we bbq'd with them, Briggs, and Burdett's. We had another Christmas get together and saw Jared and Nicole, Briggs, Stephensons, Birch's and Jensen's. It's always fun to see friends. We have also gone to visit the Hintons in small town Loa a few times.

We are so grateful for our family and our friends. We have been so blessed this year.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Brown's.

In case anyone is wondering, yes you are getting a christmas card it's just been delayed.

We all had a fun Christmas. Christmas Eve, we made cookies for Santa and the kids slept until 8:30 Christmas morning.

Parker's favorites - he got a small remote helicopter, a remote dinosaur(which is way cool), nintendo DS with a mario game(which he shares with me quite a bit), and a BYU jersey.

Kendra's favorites - Island Barbie, Barbie car, Barbie horse, Bride and groom Barbie (is there a theme here?) oh and nintendo DS with a barbie game.

Brooklynn's favorites - Elmo (all the way), oger babies (ugly things but she loves them), princess babies.