Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

What an amazing year 2011 was for our family!
The best in a long time!
I thought I would give a little recap since I didn't get to post much this last year.

In January, I was very blessed to attend CHA in California with the owner of my LSS!
It was so much fun and I can't even begin to describe the inspiration and all that I learned.
I was a very blessed girl to get to go.
I feel deep in my heart that I will go again someday because I have a dream of what I might do...
I met several of my FAVE ladies whom I admire very much in the paper arts world.
Here I am with Margie Romney-Aslett!
She is amazing, so very genuine and sweet!  I love all her designs and projects!

Here we have Rhonna Ferrar and Janet Hopkins who were two of the three creative minds behind House of 3!  I would loved to have met Heidi Swapp but she was away at the moment.
I love all that these ladies design, but I also admire the way they live their lives and their positive outlook on life!

Keyton ran Cross Country and Track this last year.
I am so proud of him for trying new things and never being intimidated or afraid.
He did very well and was fun to watch.

Big Year for Keyton!
He started dating his sweet girlfriend, Makenzie.
I love having a girl around!

Brandan had an exciting year in baseball (more to come).
He and Brent made the trip to Atlanta for Perfect Game for the second year.
I took him to Joplin for the second year.  I am really gonna miss those summer road trips with my boys, but you never know...

Keyton and Tucker were lucky dudes who got to spend a week with Nana and PaPA who took them to Corpus Christi for a week of fun and adventure.

(not sure how to get this next pic back centered and as long as it took me to load all these pics,
 there is no way I am gonna mess with it now)

Brandan was quite lucky himself when Nana and Papa told him they were taking him on a WEEK long cruise to Jamaica and Mexico!!

We were very excited when we found out B's club baseball team was going to be playing in a tournament at Texas Tech in Lubbock!
It was so much fun to see some of his old teammates and all our family and friends who came out to watch.  Our team played a Coronado team in one of the games.  It was fun seeing Brent's High school colors on the field versus Brandan :)  We did win of course!

The best family and friends ever!

One of the highlights of my year was getting a job at Tucker's school.
I can't begin to explain or describe how huge this is for me.
It has been a goal of mine for the last 3 1/2 years to get a job with the school system.
Actually, it was something I had thought about when we lived in Lubbock.
I am so blessed and happy to have this position.  It is a joy to see Tucker everyday!
It is also a big school year in that
B is a SENIOR!
Keyton is a FRESHMAN!
Tucker is in his LAST year of Elementary school!

Big year for Keyton in that he made the decision to play high school baseball.
More importantly...he loves it and is doing so well (we always knew he was a great baseball player) :)

Tucker started pitching this Fall!

We have been blessed this last year with these beautiful girls coming in and out!
Hmmmm, wonder what the draw is to our house??

Keyton's first HOMECOMING!
And more opportunity for me to make mums!!
It was Camo day at school.  Don't worry, they didn't wear the camo to the games!

We made our first trip to the State Fair.
Had a taste of fried oreos, fried snickers, fried bubblegum (nasty), roasted corn, corn dogs...
It was great, so glad we went!

Brandan and Keyton got to play on the first baseball team ever!
I think it was a lot of fun for both of them!

My Aunt Ann traveled to RO to attend a weekend scrapbook retreat with me!
It was a blast.  She is the best :)

My Senior played in the Senior vs. Faculty Basketball game
Don't ya love his arm tattos??

I justt love this pic so had to stick it in...

Brandan and his buddies were the First Annual Dodge Ball Champions!

Brandan committed to Frank Phillips Jr. College in Borger, Texas with a baseball scholarship!
We are so PROUD of him.
Another goal/dream realized in 2011!

Well, it  has been awesome!
I am so grateful for all the wonderful days in 2011.
2012 is gonna be huge.
With B graduating and going off to college, there are many changes in store for all of us in 2012!
 I know it will be great. 
Hugs, K