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2012 Wrap-up

We didn't send out Christmas cards this year and I didn't send out a Christmas letter.  I did that once when we first moved out of state and it was 5 pages long and I vowed to never bore anyone that much again.  So now...I just blog!

December of 2011 was pretty cool in Nebraska.  Very little snow on the ground for that day and we just hung around the house, the 4 of us with our dogs and our little cat.  We watched basketball and had a movie marathon and it was nice and relaxing.  It was also our last away from family.  I was happy that Christmas but hadn't been home for any holiday in 4 years and I couldn't take it anymore.  In February we put the house on the market and moved back home in April.  Ryan told me that his friend Cole said there was 8 inches of snow on the ground yesterday in Minden.  Not here...

Earlier this month, we got to go look at Christmas lights ... without wearing hats or coats or gloves.  Or shoveling out the driveway.
From May to July I searched and searched for a job and was extremely stressed at not being able to find one.  And then, dream job!  Librarian at the elementary school 4 blocks from my house.  Zach goes to the school too, so it's perfect.  The high school Ryan goes to is literally in our back yard.  He hops the fence and walks across the street.  We can see the Performing Arts Center from our window.  I can also see the mountain views from our windows too...
Ryan played football this year, of course.  And Bean played basketball...
This football season was the first time the Wolves had ever won section Champs.  The team went undefeated in division games and lost only 2 non-division games.  It was pretty awesome!  Zach's 7th grade team had a pretty good season and were eliminated in the first round of playoffs.  It was just fun to watch both boys play and be active. 
We were able to return to family camp in California this year.  So much fun!  I missed this place...
Since we've been home we've made it to several birthday parties for family.  Zach turned 13 and Ryan turned 17.

And Kevin came home from Afghanistan!  That's his "mean" face... :)
And we've had our first Christmas back...

So, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Here's hoping 2013 is an amazing year for everyone!  



  1. Heather said...:

    Well glad you are back where you feel your true home is. What a great job you now have. Seems like one of those blessings in disguise. :)

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