Friday, December 31, 2010

new year's eve and 2010 recap

We went to the Botanical Gardens to see the Garden Fest of Lights tonight. We had hoped to go before Christmas, but we were so busy the weeks leading up to my break and then it snowed and was so cold. Tonight was a perfect night because the temperature got into the 50's today so it wasn't too cold tonight.
Jason was our photographer tonight. We're are still trying to attempt to understand all the settings on the camera and how to take a good picture! The lights to the left are laid out on the lawn to look like a peacock.

We went through a light maze. Bryce really enjoyed it.

Of course Bryce's favorite part of the evening was the train room. We had told him there would be trains there and he was so excited. All he could talk about were the trains going through the tunnels!
After looking at the lights, we went to Cold Stone Creamery for one more taste of their dark chocolate peppermint ice cream before it's gone for the season. So delish!

As 2010 comes to an end, I can definitely say it was an emotional year. We rode the roller coaster of highs and lows from February to October as we dealt with the sale of our old home, the purchase of our new home and the loss of my grandfather. The events of this past year were not all fun, but we learned a lot about ourselves, our marriage, and our God. He is in control and as long as we remember that, we can make it through any of life's challenges. We're hopeful that 2011 brings much happiness as we continue to make memories in our new home with our sweet boy and puppy dog (couldn't forget her)!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

beautiful blog - have a wonderful 2011!