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…

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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.

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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 LuciaΒ 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.

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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 πŸ™‚

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, Β 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.

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Happy New Year!