Friday, January 1, 2010

2009 Top Ten

So I saw this on my friend Lisa's blog and thought it was such a fun idea. So here it is!

The Chilton Top Ten Plays of 2009

We are becoming Craig's List Pros! This year we got Evan's crib with a new mattress for an awesome deal and we just recently got a FREE dresser!
We traveled far and wide to many exotic destinations. They include: Rexburg (Idaho), Las Vegas (Nevada), Yellowstone (Wyoming), Chino Hills (California), and Richland (Washington). Come on now, I was pregnant. But let's not kid ourselves- how different would this list be if I wouldn't have been pregnant?
We moved across the border...or just University Ave. We are loving our new home that features 2 bedrooms, a fireplace, and a park in our backyard. Evan is going to love all this room once he becomes mobile.

I quit my job to stay home with the little guy. It was pretty nice to have a steady income, but it's not worth it. The Lord has blessed us so much to make it possible. I miss all the friends I made while working at Grandview, but I still get to see them when I take Evan in for shots!

We bought a new car! Ok, not really, we're just too lame to think of 10 cool things we did last year.

Reed had another awesome volleyball season in 2009. Not only was he the poster boy, but he was voted co-captain as well. He also was named to the Academic All-MPSF team. The Cougars finished the season 17-13 and with a 7th place national ranking. One of the highlights of the season was that he ONLY missed my birthday this year (so far he's 0-2 since we've been married) Click here to see more of his stats.

Reed passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Test (an 8 hour test we're glad he doesn't have to re take!)! He also did very well on the GRE only a few days after Evan was released from the hospital. And he has finally started his last year of undergrad work! He has worked so hard and has done so well. He is now entering his last semester (with a whopping 6 credits!) and we couldn't be happier! Then it's on to grad school...

We celebrated our 2nd anniversary! Seriously, being married to Reed is the best. He was such a good helper when I was pregnant...and still is now that I'm not. We have so much fun together and I couldn't ask for a better father for my little one. And hello-did you see his muscles on the vball poster?!
Our biggest feat of the year was Evan beating meningitis. When he was only 6 days old we took him to the ER. We had no idea what we were in for. No doubt August 3rd was the longest and hardest day of our lives. We were so blessed to be able to stay at the hospital here in Provo and that Evan started receiving treatment so soon. We were able to bring him home sooner than expected while finishing his antibiotics. Evan sure gave us a good scare!

And our top play of 2009...of course the birth of our son, Evan! He joined us in Provo on July 28th weighing in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces. He has been such a fun little guy and we just love him so much. His perfect little smile just melts our hearts and we just can't get enough of his giggles. we found his first tooth!


Dean, Andrea, Tanner, Landon, & Braddock said...

You guys have had a big year! Love the count down! If I wasn't so lazy maybe I'd go to the effort to figure out ours. ;)

mommaj said...

What a great idea! You all made our top ten list for this year too.

Michael B said...

Looks like quite the year for you guys!

mommaj said...

Dad says it's a bunch of crap that he didn't make the top ten list.

Brittnie said...

Dad was part of our exotic travels

Kristi said...

That is quite a busy year! Your #1 and #2 made me a little emotional. We love Evan so much! (You guys too!)

Sarah F said...

what a cute post!

Robnz Fam said...

It's amazing all that can happen in one year. You two are amazing, and so strong. We feel so blessed to call you our friends!! And congratulations to Reed in all his success last year in school and v-ball! This year is going to even bigger for you two:0)!!

Alicia said...

What an awesome list! We're so happy for you guys...and for the great year you had. :)