Thursday, January 12, 2012

Christmas 2011

Christmas was crazy-busy for us as usual, but so worth every moment. We started off the celebrating with my parent's in Spokane, Christmas Eve and Christmas morning here at our home, and then finally Christmas afternoon and the day after at Sawyer farm!

Sadly to say my camera charger went missing just a few days before Christmas, so we didn't get many pictures taken... but enjoy what we've got!

We hope you enjoyed a Christ filled Christmas!
H in her new tutu dress for Grandma and Grandpa Sawyer, and new Converse tennies from Daddy.

Reading a Christmas book with cousin Kylie and Uncle Rob!
Like Father, Like Son.
Christmas morning at our house!
Nana and Papa you striked big with your Cupcake Kitchen! Thank you!
Christmas at Nana and Papa's in Spokane!
Her favorite Christmas friend... she played with him the whole Christmas season.
Undies! Merry Christmas Mark! =)
Passing out gifts to Nana, Papa, and Uncle Andy!
Thanks Uncle Andy for the Dora Doll, she is in love!
Thanks Papa for the bath and cuddling with me!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A New Year, New Beginnings, and New Resolutions.

I realized that I didn't even get to wish you a Merry Christmas! This last month has been crazy with church functions, parties, family time, trips, baking, etc... and I am kinda thankful to now look at the next couple weeks on the calendar and realize there isn't much and that we can actually get caught up on life. But boy, do I love the Christmas season! Mark and I actually just got back this afternoon from a 3 day mini-moon to Lake Chelan. We celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary on Dec. 30! But more on that later with some photos!

Well, as I look at the calendar and start filling in the dates all the way up until next December, I was thinking about the fact that I have never really been a person to set resolutions and stick to them, or even set them... so this year I wanted to give it a try.... Here are just a few of my to do's on my 2012 list...

I am in the middle of applying to a couple of schools in order to obtain my Elementary Education Endorsement and a Master's of Teaching... So this year one of my resolutions is to either begin classes this spring and get the ball rolling, or get back in the some part time work. I am subbing right now and if I could do that along with schooling that would be ideal.... pray for God's guidance please! So either hitting the books (picture above) or get back into the working world (picture below).
I keep looking at my pile of pictures and the scrapbooks that need to be updated. My goal is to get Hatley's album completely up to date by her 2nd birthday. That means I have 4 months. I also want to get our wedding album done, as I just mentioned we have been married 5 years! And lastly I have an album sitting here that says Sawyer Family Album, well it is still empty, and again I state we have been married 5 years! Lots of scraping ahead of me!
I continue to get books I want to read, I start them, and then there they sit, on my night stand.... half read, only 30 pages left to be read, or not even started. My goal is to read every single book on my night stand by the end of the year, and that means no more buying until I have reached that goal..... there are probably about 16 books or so, and to be honest I get on a roll, I read for a month or so straight and then I hit a speed bump... and by the time I can read at night after Hatley has gone to bed, I am just too tired... So hoping this resolution actually happens or I may never be buying another book again.
I want to stay up to date on my blog, but as you can see that really doesn't happen. Wish me luck!

What are some of your New Years resolutions? Maybe I could add them to my list! =)