Thursday, January 01, 2009


I can't believe how fast the last year went. We had so much going on that it just zoomed on. Exactly one year ago today Hubby accepted the job offer that got our year off to a busy start. We had 2 weeks to pack, get the house on the market, and move down to Utah. I did almost all of the packing myself since Hubby still had work, and I got it done in 1 week. We moved in with my parent's until we could sale our house and find a new one. My brother also came home from his mission a few days after we moved in so the house was packed. We had 14 people living in one house. Fortunately our old house sold pretty quickly, we accepted an offer on it just 3 weeks after putting it on the market. So we were able to go look for a new home and in 2 months we were in our nice big house here that we love.

Then I found out baby #3 was on it's way just days before we moved to our new house. On top of my nausea the whole family ended up getting bronchitis that first week in the house so we just lay around, miserable and half unpacked, until we got better. Besides being tired the pregnancy went well though, and the next few months passed quickly.

My little sister moved in with us in May, which has been great. She is almost 20 and it's been fun having her live here. I also started my first garden in May which helped the summer go by quickly. I didn't manage to grow much but it was a neat experience.

In June Jakey turned 2. He has grown and changed so much, it's sad how fast kids grow up. July brought my 5th wedding anniversary and Hubby's 28th birthday. The warm summer days went away all too quickly and in September Jason turned 4. Now, he has really grown up a lot in the last year. Getting so smart. He can write his name now! Granted, half the letters are backwards or upside down or sloppy, but you can read it lol.

Then we came to the holiday season. Halloween was a lot of fun and the boys enjoyed trick or treating this year (and I enjoyed the candy). I was getting huge and uncomfortable and so ready to be done being pregnant, so October and the first few weeks of November went by very slowly, probably the only time of the year that didn't seem to be flying by lol.

And then in November we were blessed with little Nathan. Although things did not go as planned we were so happy to finally have him with us. He has been so much fun and the boys love him to pieces. I am happy that my c-section recovery was not too bad this time and I have been able to take care of my kids without too much trouble.

Thanksgiving was spent with my side of the family which was a blast, and before I knew it Christmas was upon us. We went to my parent's on Christmas Eve, spent Christmas morning with just us at home, and then headed up to Idaho Christmas Day (I still haven't posted that adventure, I will, I promise!). I love the holidays with kids, it is so fun to see the excitement and happiness in their faces. Of course, Nathan is too little to care yet, but it was nice to have him their with us.

And so the year wound down to a close. It really went by faster than I can believe. Is it really 2009 already?! I managed to stay up until midnight last night to say goodbye to 2008. It was a good year, but so busy. I hope this year will be just as good, but maybe a little calmer. I hope to enjoy my children more, especially this newborn time with Nathan.

I hope you all have a wonderful year in 2009! May you be blessed with happiness and love.


Danielle said...

Happy New Year! Love you guys! Lets have an awesome year. Also, post more pics!! LOTS! And make me a new calendar!!!!

Kara said...

I promise I am going to get Christmas pics up soon Nell! I have them uploaded, just need to go through the 300 pics and pick out the good ones lol. And I am going to make a new calendar, as soon as I can :) Time is just going by so fast I can't seem to get everything done that I mean to lol