Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Catchin' Up

Last Friday at Grandma Claybaugh's 83rd, I mean 38th, birthday party, Aunt Mona mentioned that it had been a while since I last posted. So this one is for you Mona! Enjoy!! I got the idea of posting a picture for every month this past year from my sister-in-law Kim. I thought this would also be a good way to catch everyone up on our CRaZy LIFE! We had a wonderful year and had a hard time narrowing down our life to just a picture a month so, warning, this might be a long post.
January brought lots of snow and one last sememster for Tim. We filled our days with sledding, snowball fights, and trips to the Aquarium.
February took us north to the frozen tundra of Idaho to visit our good friends, Nate and Melissa Hartsock! I had never been to Rexburg before and didn't know what to expect from it, and, because of the great company, we had a wonderful trip. Melissa is a good friend of mine from the mission and Tim was a bit worried about going to Idaho to hang out with people he doesn't know, but he ended up becoming as good of friends with Nate as I am with Melissa. This picture of Hudson shows Idaho in two words...snow and horses.March was Tim's birthday month and we planned an exciting trip with our friends Cody and Jennie to Southern California to visit Tim's grandparents, the beach, and Mickey Mouse. It had been years since we had been to Disneyland and it was so much fun to show it all to the first-timers Hudson and Cody.
April was a busy month starting with Hudson getting his tonsils out, Tim going to Wisconsin for a school research presentation, Tim also spent the month studying for finals, Easter, and I went back to work for Dr. Larsen.

May was Tim's graduation from UVU and Todd & Alexis' wedding in the Draper Temple. To top off the month, we were excited to find out that we were expecting our second child!

June we celebrated our 3rd anniversary and Hudson's 2nd birthday with friends and family.
July is my favorite month because its full of fun, family, and friends. We had our 2nd annual Johnson Family reunion in Kanab with an awesome turnout thanks to Uncle Mike's invitations. Sadly, these 2 pictures are the only ones I have of that reunion.
August was a great ending to a great summer! My brother, Tanner, returned from his mission in Brazil and we've loved hearing his stories and spending time with him since then. We also had a wonderful vacation to Lake Powell!!! Tim, Hudson, and I love playing in the water and especially LOVE Lake Powell.
September we found out that we are having another BOY (we brought Hudson and Juju to the ultrasound)! We also took a quick trip to St. George for Grandma Garlock's 80th birthday party.
October was Halloween, Hudson was a very spooky and adorable bat. We discovered that this month is the best time for a zoo trip, the weather was perfect which meant that all the animals were out and active. Tim also started a new job working for Patient's Choice Medical as a Medical Device Rep and so far he has really enjoyed it.

November was slow with the pictures but we had an enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner with the Chamberlain family in Alpine, our family hasn't had Thanksgiving together for many many years. One thing's for sure is that Hudson continues to steal our hearts and grow bigger and bigger. Ever since his tonsil surgery in April, he has grown like a weed and, as Tim says, he gets his mother's trait of talking ALL THE TIME. What can I say, we're social.
December is the month of tradition. We spent the first weekend in Kanab, helping my mom with her Christmas Festival that she decorates for. We went to the play A Christmas Carol with the Garlock/Claybaugh clan. And, of course, we had the best Christmas yet with Hudson. He got waaay into it this year especially with the songs. He became obsessed with Feliz Navidad and we still sing it to him everynight. No Joke! We spent the holidays with the Claybaughs and had a blast.

This year seemed to just fly by. We had so much fun being with family and friends and want to Thank you all for being part of our wonderful memories. We hope 2010 brings the same joy and excitment! (Starting with baby due in February!)