Sunday, January 16, 2011

Highlights of 2010

I know it has been almost a full year since I posted anything, So I am just going to sum our year up in highlights. Hopefully I will do better in 2011.

Our year included.....

* buying our first home together.
we have a picture of our house before we had work done 2 posts ago.

* In May Nick Graduated with his Bachelors Degree and now has a full time Archaeologist position.(He will be starting a masters degree online sometime soon.) We also had a small family vacation in Salt lake a few days before graduation this included going to Hoogle Zoo, the childrens meuseum at the gateway, seeing how to train your dragon in 3d, and riding TRAX. We wanted to go to temple square, but Nick had meetings for work and was too tired at night to go.

1 month before birth. This is the only Belly pic I could find.

With the Graduate

at the zoo

* In June Bryton Leroy Pay was born. We were able to spend lots of time with family during this time.

this picture was actually taken on the 4th of July

* In August we were able to get together with all of my family except Alex of course(alex is serving in the Dallas TX Spanish speaking mission). My brother Trevor recieved his Eagle and we spent time with my sister April and her family before they left for a year in China. And Bryton was blessed all in the same week.

Trevor looking sharp as an Eagle Scout

these are my sisters. All of us had a baby within a year of each other. the oldest was born in Nov. the youngest was born in July

My side of the family. We are only missing Alex, Zac and Bobby

Bryton in his blessing outfit
*In September Jayden turned 4. This year has been big for Jayden he started pre-school and loves making lots of friends. He is also very bossy and always wants to get his way.

* In October we had Halloween. Jayden was Woody(he loves toy story), Aaryn was a dragon, and Bryton was a cute cow. We got lots of Candy and Jayden really loved going door to door.

This is the best pic we got
*In November we had Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping. For Thanksgiving we had lunch with Nicks family and dinner with my family. We love spending time with family and are grateful that we only live 2 hrs away. I went Black Friday shopping with my mom and Bryton. I was able to get all of the deals I wanted and Bryton was a real trooper.

Nicks parents with all of their grandkids
December was a very busy month.
* First we had Aaryns 3rd birthday which was the first time he has ever showed interest in unwrapping presents. Then we recieved a diagnoses of Autism for Aaryn. He has developed slowly when it comes to speech and social skills. We have seen some improvement since he started pre school in January. He still doesn't talk at all, but hopefully he will be talking this time next year.

* Then of course we had a wonderful Christmas! Nick and I really wanted to spend Christmas at home for the first time. We thought it was a great year to start new traditions. We still wanted to be around family though so we invited Nicks family to come and have Christmas with us. We had so much fun and loved hosting family in our home.

Aaryns santa present

* We also had tons of work done on our home including a roof, windows, insulation, electric heaters, siding, and lots more. We hope to repaint the inside of the house this coming summer.

* And last but not least Nick and I celebrated our 6 yr anniversary on the 31st. We were able to go to Ely to be with family and friends for our anniversary and we had a great time! I can't believe how fast these past 6 years have flown by. I am so grateful to have an amazing husband who has worked so hard so that I can be home with our children. I love him more everyday and I'm glad that we get to raise our family together.

2010 was really a great year for us. We finally settled down and plan on raising our children in Caliente. We love this small town and feel it is the perfect fit for our family. We hope 2011 will be just as good to us as 2010 was.


Luke and Mary said...

Oh it was so good to hear *read* and update. You have such a cute family- love your house too!
Sorry to hear that about your boy's autism. I hope that things go well for all of you.

NJones said...

Thanks for updating your blog. I love reading about you girls. All of you are doing such a great job at raising your families. Glad you were able to get Aaryn in a preschool. That will help a lot. Call me if you need any help.

Zac & Chelsea said...

Yay for posting! I am always willing to give you reminder to post if you need one! It is crazy to look and see how much has gone on in just one year!

Sarah and Alex said...

Looks like a pretty great year!! you're house is so adorable!! Where is it at in Caliente??

The AnDeRsOn'S :) said...

How fun having all those babies within a year! Your boys are cute! NIce to see you guys are doing well! Your house is so cute! Cant wait for that day to come, hopefully sometime soon!