Wednesday, December 30, 2009

reflections from 2009


2009 is quickly coming to a close and I wanted to take some time to reflect on some memories from the year.

All 3 boys were in mid-season of their hockey season (our calendar said that we only had 2 days off from hockey all month!).
Drew started ski club and was also busy with school patrol and student council.
I painted the den.

Pete and I got away to Florida for a long weekend for a little R&R, to celebrate our 19th anniversary, and to unthaw a little from the cold Minnesota weather. :)
I started my blog!
Drew and I traveled to Fargo, ND in a blizzard, to go to a hockey tournament.

Tyler was in the hospital for 4 days with meningitis. Boy this was scary! He lost 15 pounds (and he doesn't have any extra to lose) and it took him quite a while to get back to his old self. He also missed a lot of school and even with 4 AP classes he still managed to keep all his grades up.

We went on a long awaited cruise for spring break.We had so much fun ziplining in Jamaica, soaking in some much needed sunshine, and relaxing! But just a couple of days into the cruise, Drew broke his arm very badly and needed surgery. We left the cruise early to fly home so he could have the surgery in the US.
Drew missed baseball tryouts.
Jake turned 14.

Jake made his Confirmation.
Tyler went to prom and took 4 AP tests all in one week.

Brought the end of the school year. Drew finished elementary school and Jake was done with middle school.
Drew was finally able to play baseball and started a six week hockey camp.
Jake golfed (a lot!!)
We went on some college tours.
We traveled to Illinois for my cousin's wedding.
Visited Chicago.

Soccer tournaments for Tyler.
Jake golfed.
More college tours.
I got my new camera!!
Worked on the front yard landscaping.

A week at the cabin with family.
Jake got his braces off and golfed some more!
I had a (last ever) garage sale.
Tyler started Varsity Soccer and had his Senior pictures taken.

Went to the State Fair.
Brought the start of a new school year for the boys. Drew started middle school (6th grade), Jake started high school (Freshman) and Tyler began his last year of high school (Senior).

Hockey season started for Jake and Drew.
College applications were sent out.
I took some camera classes.

Celebrated Tyler's 18th and Drew's 12th birthdays.
Jake visited Notre Dame with a friend.
Painted the boys bathroom.
I got to meet Pioneer Woman!!

A trip to Florida for Tyler.

2009 has held many blessings and I am so thankful .

1 comment:

Tina Vega said...

We (my family & I) were just reflecting on 2009 tonight when my oldest said, "Shouldn't we save this for New Year's Eve?"

Apparently, talking about in the car just wasn't as special.

I only began reading your blog in April and totally missed out on Tyler's illness in March. How scary!!!!!

Love your reflections... Happy New Year!