Friday, December 31, 2010

Coolest Stuff we did in 2010

"Looking back" posts sure do remind me of just how many good times we've had in 12 short months and how very blessed I am to be a part of such an adventurous and fun-loving family. Here's the Mommy-chosen highlights of 2010
Sam and Ben totally rockin' the ski slopes.

Celebrating Sasha's first Gotcha Day

Ski days with the hubby (we can never get enough days on the slopes together!)

Jamie's slightly tardy 30th birthday party - our 60's Cocktail Party

Steve gets his level 2 PSIA certification and Sundance Instructor of the Year

Steve tries out snowkiting
The bestest friends in the whole wide world kidnap me for a surprise birthday trip to Portland wine country!

We install a temporary backyard trampoline (tres chic)

The boys get sweet camping gear

We conquer Goblin Valley

And we also subdue Arches National Park

We announce our intentions to adopt again - our paper pregnancy!

Silversmithing class at Sundance
Entering the house via second story windows while our floors were being refinished

Redoing the guest bedroom

Ben tries out a buzz cut

A Karaganda reunion in Disney World!

Olde time photos in Orlando

An Iron Man water battle for Ben's 7th birthday

Tons of awesome local hikes

Sam's baptism!

Ben at a summer arials camp in Park City

Sasha's marathon potty training adventure finally complete
More hikin' and campin'

Ben finds a game that keeps up with his copious stores of energy

Yep, more campin' and hikin'

Ben graduates from mere bike riding to Mommy-terrifying tricks

Family portraits!  (this would not be in any other family member's list of top 2010 events)

Our China dossier is complete!

Growing our own monarch butterflies

Hiking, biking, and camping in Zion
Sam and Daddy summit Angel's Landing in Zion

Sasha starts (and loves) preschool

Our first pictures of WanYing!  We review WanYing's paperwork and officially petition to adopt her.

Ben dreams up the most embarrassing Morningstar costume ever

Sam totally rocks his new skis and starts carvin' like a mad fool

China officially invites us to adopt WanYing

Disney World with the whole family

Sasha gets bibbity-bobbity-beautiful and spends a week in princess heaven

Christmas on the slopes
Wow... 2010 was quite a year!  Can't wait for 2011's adventures.


China Dreams said...

I think that you guys defined the words "active family".

Happy New Year,

Angela said...

Wow! What an amazing year! Your family is a true inspiration. Can't wait to follow your adventures in 2011.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, what a great glimpse into your 2010. Congratulations on your upcoming adoption - we, too, are waiting and expect to travel in late spring.

Kristen and Jim Powell said...

LOVE IT. Makes me MISS YOU GUYS. And when did you make a ring????


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