I've spent the past three days searching for my camera -so that I could blog- and finally found it in the cereal cupboard. Don't ask. And now I'm going to have to blog backwards so that I don't forget anything.
Happy 2012. I can only hope that this year brings as many exciting times as last year- but I just don't think it's going to happen. Is it possible that I just lived the best year of my life?!? I"m sure I've got plenty of grand adventures ahead- but honestly- our year 2011 was UNBELIEVABLE. If I didn't live it I wouldn't have believed it myself! Kent and I accomplished a lot of life goals and checked quite a few things off our bucket lists! we worked incredibly hard and we were incredibly blessed. I'm going to do a little year end review in pictures just to remind myself how great I have it :)
To end the year we decided to start the family tradition of a "Miller Family Awards" ceremony on New Year's Eve. I got the idea from my cousin Rachael and I LOVE it. Both boys were old enough to really understand and enjoy it. We gave out awards and little prizes for the rugrats' biggest accomplishments of the year. I can't wait to do this annually!
The boys were so excited to clap for each other and hear about their awards. It was really cute.
And Ike poos!! I wouldn't normally give an award for a normal body function- but honestly- that poo was an accomplishment for the entire family. And sharing. this kid is naturally gifted at being willing to share (usually). He deserved the award.
I didn't print out certificates for Kent and myself but I should have!
This year we went to AUSTRALIA on a dream vacation. Have I thanked all the people that made this possible? THANK YOU again mom, dad, dave, michelle, metta, clair, melynda, brent, pat, and everybody else!
The vacation was so needed and so enjoyed.
I ran a FULL MARATHON. definitely fulfilling a life long dream of mine. It was terrible and wonderful and I'm pretty proud of myself :)
And most recently- we BOUGHT a car!! after much trepidation and many sleepless nights (for me anyway!!)- we finally took the plunge! spending money makes me so anxious- but we saved and saved and bought our very own minivan and it's all paid for. It's a Honda Odyssey and I absolutely LOVE it. I guarantee it's the nicest car we'll ever own- and it's for the darn kids. Our rugrats are so spoiled. But so am I. I really have been so excited for a van for awhile now. The color is not my very favorite- but everything else is beyond perfect and we got such a steal on it!! I've been searching and researching for MONTHS now and I was so happy to see my hard work pay off!!
come on by-I'd love to take anybody for a ride.
Welcome 2012!!! can't wait to see what's in store!!