It’s that time of year again, the one where I wax poetic on the previous year. As always this is more for me than for you so sit down and shut up enjoy. We again sent out a Christmas photo of our most photogenic family member…


I am glad to report that only minor injuries were incurred from that photo shoot.

Bella turned 3… yep, I’m being that person. She started successfully attending Doggy Day-Care weekly which has helped her get along with other animals AND we’re now able to put a muzzle on her for her protection as well as ours. We’re very glad we brought our little terriorist into our lives.


We celebrated our first anniversary this year at Log Haven by ourselves for a quiet evening consuming an entire years worth of calories.

We welcomed our first niece Lucia on 11/11/11. She is adorable and has also gotten us off the hook as far as being real parents for at least 3-5 more years. Thanks Lucia… and by extension, Laura and Mel! I won’t go into my anger over the fact that Bella doesn’t count as a grandchild.


Chad’s sister Brandy got engaged so we’ve welcomed another member to the family, Trevor. We’re very much looking forward to the wedding in Hawaii this May 🙂

Fortunately we had the time to take a few trips this year: Becca and I went to visit Annie in New York in March; Chad spent a month in Southern Utah for work but also got to visit with his grandparents; Becca, Brian, Chad, and I went to Disney Land in September; Chad and I went to visit Laura, Mel,  Lucia, and many other members of our extended family in San Francisco in December; and as usual, even though this is very likely cheating, we both spent a handful of evenings in Park City with various groups of friends.


Happy New Year!