Monday, January 5, 2015

2014 Review

Oh my gosh it's been so long I forgot how to blog! I really have no excuse, well I kind of do we haven't had internet at our house until a couple of weeks ago. Really not an excuse though since I haven't posted since March! I mean I have always been horrible about remembering to blog but that's even terrible for me. Ok since I feel off the face of the earth in 2014 I figured I would do a short and sweet picture review of 2014. You know in case anyone is still reading and would like to know where we have been.
Hayes and I went as many walks as possible to try and combat the cabin fever when we were stuck inside there were lots of messes that turned into all toys in straight lines.

February we had every weather from snow to flip flop weather. We braved the park in the pouring down rain and I made my first homemade Valentines gifts. We also added a new member to our family, Baby Blue

The boys played outside every chance they got. We all had such bad cabin fever by then that the sunny weather was a very welcome change. Hayes climbed a tree for the first time and never wanted to come down. Shawn was only going to school for 3 hours a day because Sumas did not a a program for his needs.

I started putting the boys to work. Hayes was more than happy to stack firewood, Shawn not so much. Looking at the pictures you would think we had a heat wave but it wasn't even 50 degrees and the boys were running around shirtless.

May started Chris's busy season back at work. Hayes loves being outside and it was a fight everyday to get him to come back in. The sprinkler was a favorite even fully clothed. The end of the month we celebrated my 32nd birthday and went to the Ski to Sea parade

We celebrated father's day at Chris's brothers new restaurant (Zorba's in Oak Harbor). I went back blonde yay! Yes that is Chris's rear end, we were out baling hay and the bale wrap was tangled. Chris bought a side by side which we kept for a week before he resold it.

4th of July we spent with cousins at Birch Bay. The middle of July we moved to Lynden so Shawn could be in a different school district with a better special education program. The boys and I went to Pioneer days with my parents and we somehow forgot Hayes's shoes so my dad had to carry him the whole time.

The kids and I tried to make the most out of the last month of summer while Chris worked 7 days a week. We had Ariana for half the month. We went to Deception Pass and Birch Bay a couple of times. Hayes and Blue were inseparable on adventures around the property.

September was a gorgeous month weather wise. Shawn started school in Lynden and it was such an awesome move for him! Hayes, Jessica and I went on many walks during her vacation. The choppers came and cut down our corn which made for an excellent dirt track for Hayes to ride his balance bike. September ended on a sad note when we lost Baby Blue. He was hit by a truck in front of our house and we weren't able to save him.

Hayes and I started going to Monday Morning Moms at church and I was able to make some cute decorations for our mantel. The boys enjoyed spending time with great grandma before she left for Arizona for the winter. Declan came over for a couple of play dates with Hayes. Jessica and I took Hayes to a indoor playground slide place where he showed off his rock climbing skills, silly boy was 6 feet up the wall before I even realized it. We ended the month trick or treating around Lynden where Hayes refused to wear his costume so he went in jammies.

Apparently we didn't do much in the month of November or if the few pictures I took say anything, we slept all the time. haha Shawn did decide to go out in the muddy corn field when it was 20 degrees and the Northeaster was blowing with shorts and a t shirt. Of course he got stuck and there was no way Chris or I could reach him. He was freezing by the time he finally dug himself out of the mud.
December started out with Hayes's birthday then Chris and I got out of the house for a Masonic holiday dinner. Hayes perfected his cheese face. Christmas was a whirl wind with 5 different celebrations. New Years eve Ariana and I got our hair done. She had hers highlighted for the first time and I had my roots done. Later that day we went out to Birch Bay and froze at the ring of fire.
 So how was your year friends? Sorry we lost touch I would love to get back in contact with all of you!


Sarah Alway said...

Hey, nice to see you again!! And as a blonde... yowza, I like it! I loved this update except for the sad news about Baby Blue... so sorry about that. :-( Anyway it looks like you had a great year otherwise, and I hope 2015 has started out fantastic as well!

Kenzie Smith said...

Nice to have you back to blogging! It's been FOREVER ha ha. Looks like you guys have been super busy and keeping yourselves entertained. I am so sorry to hear about baby Blue though :(

Nicole said...

Goodness, busy year! Now you need to get your butt back to blogging so if nothing else you'll have a scrapbook of all your stuff! :). You and Chris look sooooo nice in that December picture!

Kristine said...

Finally making a comeback!! Poor baby blue :( ps I didn't know Shawn had some kind of disability?? What is it?

Britt @ The Adventures of Josh and Britt said...

I'm totally with you on being MIA in the blogging world but it looks like you had an awesome year! I'll definitely be following along! :)