Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2010 in one big post...

How long has it been since I posted? Yeah, I know. Whatever. The point is, I am going to post now! And, in an effort to NOT bore you to death, I will post a few of the highlights from each quarter of 2010 (Aaron's suggestion- can't you tell it came from an accountant with the whole "quarter" thing?). So, here goes!

First Quarter:

The boys got their first hair cuts. They looked so cute! We visited the nursery and took 4-wheeler rides with Jefe. We picked strawberries in Jefe's greenhouse and ate them all! (And they were delicious!) We had our first Georgia snow. I helped a few of my friends piece together a quilt for our bishop. Each family in the ward made their own square and then we put it all together. This was the "highlight" of our Ward Birthday Party, celebrating a year after our boundaries had changed. I was the head of the activities committee, so this was one of my big projects at church. Emma went to her first Braves game!

Second Quarter:

Aaron baptized Michelle and Christian. He baptized their parents while he was on his mission in Colombia 8 years before. Emma graduated from Preschool. Emma and I went to see my sister, Katherine, in her ballet recital. (Isn't Kat gorgeous???) We picked (and ate) all the raspberries we could find at my dad's nursery. Aaron and I took a weekend trip to Savannah, Georgia. It was so beautiful and such a neat, old city. (I have more pictures if you want to see them...Just let me know and I will post them.) This is the famous River Street. This is the sunset from River Street. We got to eat at Paula Deen's restaurant! We ate at this really cool restaurant that was built into this awesome tree on Tybee Island, called "The Crab Shack." This is the view we had from our table at the restaurant. I swear, an alligator could have slithered up onto the floor and eaten my leg off. Emma got my camera and took self-portraits. We tried to get all the grandkids that were around to pose for a picture to go on the front of the new catalog for my dad's nursery. Aunt Kat-Kat had to go in and help, and it turned out really cute!

Third Quarter:

Emma was just plain cute. We took the kids to their first Braves game (well, it was the boys' first game. Emma went to one back in the spring). Emma started Kindergarten. Emma turned 5. Emma took more pictures of herself. The boys got hungry and ate all our sandwich rolls. We took the kids to the county fair in my hometown. Emma made me ride the carousel with her. And then I felt sick for the rest of the night. Emma found a cat at the farm and she fell in love. She named it "Rose Kitties" and can't bear to leave it when we go visit. I, on the other hand, am happy to leave it there!

Fourth Quarter:

I made Emma's Halloween costume. It had 83 "sprinkles" on it, and each one was hand sewn. We went Trick-or-Treating. Emma made an Indian dress for Thanksgiving and changed her name to Green Tree (that's my girl!). However, she refused to smile for any of my pictures. We welcomed Uncle Russell home from his mission. We spent Christmas in Utah with lots of family that we haven't seen in 3 years (and that the boys had never met!). We met and snuggled baby Eva, our newest little cousin! Whew! There was our 2010 overview. I am hoping to do better with blogging this year, but I feel like I say that all the time now. So, who knows? Happy 2011!

7 comments:

Heather Inns said...

Thanks for the update. I am sure you can do it now you are all caught up.

i'm erin. said...

Wow, I love all the pics. Now after seeing your father's green house, I totally want to come out and take pics. For real.

Janeal said...

Your family is so cute.

Sandra & Brent said...

I'm so happy that we were able to be a small part of your 2010! Thanks for making time for us on your trip to Utah. I love you guys. Aunt Sandra

The Walkers said...

Hooray!! (That is a genuine Grandpa Hale hooray, btw). I'm so glad you posted. I like the quarterly pictures. Now, I would like regular updates so I can see what's happening with your cute family. It was SO good to see you all over Christmas.

Kim said...

Thanks Haley (and Aaron) for the "quarterly update" idea. I'm almost a year behind in my blog and the thought of catching up is so overwhelming but this is a great idea. Love seeing your cute family and all the fun things you guys do!

Joy and Ted said...

We loved seeing you guys over the holidays and just hope it isnt another 3 years before we see you again!