This year I just couldn’t find the time to take a picture of Bella in front of the tree… so 2012 didn’t happen – do over! Actually, 2012 was a lovely year and whether we have photographic evidence or not it happened, it’s over, and on to 2013! But first… me highlighting the year… for me 🙂

Bella or rather Bella Booperton, Dowager Countess of Spain Castle (as she is formally known around these parts) is now 4 and has a personal trainer. I was hoping Santa would bring me one of those – but instead he brought me a Kindle Fire and now Chad can’t get me to leave the gym because I’m busy watching movies on the stairmaster. Win.

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Wedding in Hawaii Chad’s sister, Brandy, got married in Maui in May. It was a blast and we’re very appreciative of them for having a destination wedding and inviting us! We spent a lovely week exploring the island, eating, drinking, and commenting on how much Bella would love to live there – with all the cats and birds everywhere. Good thing she doesn’t speak english 😉

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Vacations Aside from the beautiful Hawaii, we did get to see other parts of the US: San Francisco for a Formosa Family function in August, Denver in September for some Broncos and visits with friends, and as always, Disneyland in November.

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Gainful Employment Chad has been offered a job in Salt Lake for when he finishes his residency this summer. Actually, he’s been offered a couple of jobs – but I’m not allowed to discuss which one he has accepted just yet. So basically – this is a useless paragraph unless you were waiting with baited breath to find out if we’d stay in SLC for a few more years. And the answer to that is: probably.

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We’re bundling up for the remaining months of winter, wishing all a happy year to come, and hoping when we’re all back next year we’ll have another handful of happy memories to share!

Happy New Year!