We've had an amazing year which is best summarized by pictures. Normally I would go person to person, but I'll just start in January and work my way until the present.
I turned 30! I love it too. I'm finally as old as people thought I was since I had 4 kids. You're only as old as you feel and as my friend Jamie used to tell me "You're only young once, but you can be immature forever."
Mara's 1st camping trip (again more pics on blog) was a scary night. Bad lightning and pouring rain led to most campers leaving. But the next day was beautiful and the state park practically empty. Despite the mud it turned out to be one of the best trips. This is a pic of my boys after they crossed the river to climb a rock. Boys and rocks!
Here is the Halling group at the Wheeler family reunion. Yes, 3 of us are wearing the same shirt. It's a nice shirt. Brent's family rocks and the reunion was a blast.
In August there were 2 major milestones. First it was Brent's and my 10th anniversary! WOOHOO! We did it! We had an awesome day. He took me golfing ( I lasted 4 1/2 holes), Then we went to a wonderful resturant where they spoiled us, and our waitress's name was Mara. Then we went to an Improv theater. Funny thing, they were celebrating their 10th anniversary too. Awesome day!
Shortly afterwards, Sam lost his first tooth. Strange thing is, he already got two adult teeth behind them. With two rows of teeth, he enjoyed acting like a shark boy, but he was happy to get money from the tooth fairy too. 5 bucks for the 1st tooth!
GOOSEBUMPS! This was taken in early Sept, but we didn't close until mid Oct. We couldn't believe it. We actually had to call our realtor to make sure someone hadn't bought out from under us. To get a better view of the house, there's a recent video tour on the blog.
On Halloween, Sam dressed as a surgeon and posed in front of his latest work. I'm hoping he gets a LOT better before he starts working on people. hehe