Here are the highlights of 2008:
February - Disneyland - M’s first time and K’s second. The girls LOVED the Princesses and the Princess Faire.
August - Marine World - the girls love this kind of a thing.
September - Maui - we stayed in Kapalua, loved the Maui Ocean Center, and we just hung out as much as we could at the beach.
October - R and Queen Scarlett escaped to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.
We also spent a lot of time, taking music lessons, dancing, singing, cooking, jumping in gymnastics classes, going to the zoo, finding beaches, swimming, playing, reading, exploring... it’s been a full year.
Here are some of our Favorites: M, age 2
Movie: Little Mermaid “I like Ariel”
TV Show: Little Einsteins
Drink: Chocolate Milk
Thing to do with K: “I like to hug K”
Thing to do with Mommy: “I like to hug Mom”
Thing to do with Daddy: “I like to hug Dad”
K, age 4
Movie: Little Drummer Boy
TV Show: Charlie and Lola
Drink: Pink Milk
Food: Chicken Nuggets
Thing to do with M: “I like to hug and kiss and share with M”
Thing to do with Mommy: “I like to hug and play and kiss and do games and all sorts with Mommy”
Thing to do with Daddy: “ I like to hug and play with Daddy”
Queen Scarlett, age 31
Movie: While You Were Sleeping
TV Show: Fringe and LOST
Food: Indian, Chinese...anything that is infused with spices...
Thing to do with M: Play mischievous games, and cuddle
Thing to do with K: Have silly conversations, and cuddle
Thing to do with R: Make-out
R, age 34
Movie: Saving Private Ryan
TV Show: San Jose Sharks Hockey
Drink: Blood Orange Italian Soda
Food: Spicy food
Thing to do with K and M: Tickle war
Thing to do with Queen Scarlett: “A different kind of tickle”
This year with the troubles that afflict our nation, and our world, we are grateful for the chance to remember what is important. We are grateful for our little family, for a chance to slow-down and recognize that it isn’t the accumulation of things - it is the accumulation of time and moments that matter. We are grateful to good people. People who stand for what is virtuous, in the midst of overwhelming odds. We are grateful to our faith, and our Savior. We are grateful to remember that we must remember Him all year round. Thank you for being a part of our lives. Here’s to you, to us and to another year.