Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The End of 2008

It's hard to believe that this year is over. So much has happened. I didn't really realize it until the news programs started doing their year in review programs. We had a real nice Christmas day. We spent the morning opening up presents and then we headed to Grandma Ross' to open more and to have lunch. The kids were very happy with all their gifts and have barely asked to even watch any movies.
The next morning it started SNOWING!! Yes we even had snow at our house, but it didn't stick. Rob and I ditched the kids at Grandmoms and he took me up to Oracle where the snow was a few inches thick on the ground. I had a absolute blast.That is where this photo came from. I really wish now that I had taken shots of Rob cause he played my assistant and oh what an assistant he was. As I was trying to get certain shots the snow was blowing towards me. Rob came to my rescue by using our big umbrella and providing me some protection. I took tons of shots and most have even more snow in them but this is one of my favorites.
On Sunday after church we took the kids and headed up to Mt. Lemmon to play in the snow. Wyatt had never played in the snow before and did he take to it like a duck to water. As soon as his feet hit the snow he climbed up a hill and took off on a hike. We found a pristine patch that hadn't been played in and we had snow ball fights, tried to make a snowman(my skills are rusty) and Kelly and I made snow angels. Except for Rob the kids and I were wet from the snow but we had fun. The mountain was PACKED. You could barely get turned around and the sides of the road were bumper to bumper. We didn't even try to go to the top. Once again Rob became my assistant and he would pull over and wait for me as I would sometimes have to back track to get some cool pictures.
One of the coolest spots that we stopped at was nothing but a wall of ice and icicles. It was soo gorgeous.

As we headed down we made stops so that I could take more shots. I plan to go up again on a slightly cloudy day to get other shots that were too hard to try that day.

By the time we came down the mountain the police had closed the road going up for safety and were still turning cars away.

So that night Sunday/Monday we had a hard freeze and the next morning I went out again to take more photos. This is a bougainvilla from my neighbors house that was so pretty with the color of the flower and the frost and the sun shining down. I got a couple of other cool shots but this is one of my faves.

On our trip to Mt.Lemmon I exceeded 10,000 pictures that I have taken with my camera! I can't believe it. I have learned so much in the time that I have had it and this year I plan to learn even more.

So Rob and I want to start this new year off right and so we have been very busy this week. Rob has finished tiling and grouting our bathroom shower. Next is to seal the grout and any caulking this weekend. I have been working on cleaning up the scraproom so that I can set up the cricut permanetley and actually be productive this year. Also we took down the tree and all the decorations today. I swept, mopped and my living room has returned to normal.

We are starting the year clean and fresh. I will not be making any resolutions so to speak but a promise to myself. To be happy, and to work on making myself the person I want to be.

May this coming year be all that you want it to be.

Happy New Year, with love C

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Morning and Happy New Year,

Its the wee hours of a new year..I hope this year goes great for us all.
I love the pictures, I will look forward to seeing them on your wall. And you are right, the one with the ice and snow is too cool, the many faces of nature, where else can you have 70 degree temps one day and snow the next.
You have come along way this year, in so many ways...congratulations.

Love to all here and there