Saturday, January 5, 2013

We're ALIVE!

Have you given up on me? Guess what, we are ALIVE!
Not to understate things, but December turned out to be a busy month.
We tried to enjoy the holidays. Look at those little people. They woke up at 3:00 on Christmas morning, but my husband had mercy on me. He forced them to watch cartoons on the Lovesac until 5:00. Yes, these are the same children that I have to drag out of bed by their ankles at 8:00 on school days.
Anyway, look at what my husband gave me for Christmas - a weapon!
 It's a Kimber .45 with a nifty laser pointer that makes for easy shooting. And really interesting Singing Time activities.

I joke. Using a gun laser at church would be inappropriate. (That is supposed to be read in your best Church Lady voice.)

2012 was a good year for us. I have been weeding through the year in pictures and I feel kind of overwhelmed by our good luck or blessings or whatever you want to call it.

We visited two oceans on several occasions this year. The Pacific one via Newport Beach, California:

 The Atlantic one via Sanibel Island, Florida:
 The Pacific one via Seattle, Washington:
 And the Pacific one again via La Push, Washington...
 ...this is where we discovered that Washington State does not mess around when it comes to driftwood:
And my Macey Bella was baptized this year:
So many great things happened in 2012, it would take a lot of pictures and lot of words to get through it all. 2012 was good.

But do you want to know what scares the bejeezus out of me?


The last time we had a year this awesome was 2007. And then 2008 happened. And then 2009. Those were rough years. Those were humbling, learning years. I'm not prepared to repeat them. I am content with my current level of humility and knowledge, which means that 2013 will probably be a learning experience year. Darnit.

In other news, this is what I wrote at St. George News this week. It's about guns. If you have time on your hands, you should find the rest of what I've written in December, since I am too lazy to post them here. Ha.

Happy 2013!


Marie Says Yes said...

I'm glad it was a good year. Want to know something weird? 2009 was in capital letters THE HARDEST YEAR OF MY LIFE. And every new years time i'm a little nervous the next year will be like 2009! haha. funny. a little.
I'm here to tell you all will be well. you are loved by all your imaginary friends named Marie!

Tawny said...

Awesome Christmas Present. I got one too. We should take out imaginary bad guys together!! Ya know since we can't run together anymore!
If it makes you feel better 2012 was my 2008. and my hope is that you only get one of those years every 3 decades, so you still have 25 years left! :)
glad you're alive!