Monday, January 01, 2007
Best Moments of 2006
Lowering the bar: quitting some "extra's"
Miles learning to play the piano.
Owen learning to read.
Phoebe learning to dance and her dance recital--classic!
Hughie learning to crawl, walk, run, and talk. The most expressive baby ever!
Miles' baptism by his dad. Buying him a suit with my mom. Eric D. driving down for it and playing the piano.
The grandpas putting up our playgym in just under 11 hours.
My dad mowing my lawn, fixing up the house, etc when Topher was gone for 7 weeks.
Summer's Wednesday Burgerstand Rating 2006.
Ordinary days at home with Phoebe and Hugh including trips to the library and Target.
Bike rides with the family with our new/used bikes and trailer.
Clark Family Gala at our house starring Ryan Simmons.
4th of July with Wendy Sue and family from Nebraska.
Getting to know Haley, Petie, and Reyna better this year.
Thrillionaire shows! Some people have book group, others Bunko. . . I found my thing.
Doing short/long form improv after the kids go to bed and then watching Lost with Haley, et all.
Brett and Amelia's wedding.
The best birthday celebration of my life: 32 in London with Topher and a day of surprises.
The best trip of my life: 10 days with Topher in London, Dawlish, Dartmoor, Newton Abbot.
Seeing Jennie and her new baby Frankie and kids after 4 years.
Watching Owen and do gymnastics.
Appreciating/Understanding the Old Testament more.
Topher getting "the job" which came with "the salary" and "the benefits."
Taking the kids to the dentist. (no cavities!)
Losing a dress size.
A fun night out with my brothers and sisters and inlaws where we ended up at Target.
Watching UVSC's The Tempest. (and having it win a spot at ACTF)
Watching PTC's Much Ado with incredible actors. What a show.
A fun night out to dinner and Footloose with friends.
Diet Coke and long talks with Erbecca to keep me sane.
Painting more and giving away paintings.
Best Christmas ever--watching the wonder on Hugh's face and the excitement of the unexpected on the kids' faces.
Watching good tv, eating a -surprise- Runza! and chocolate truffles with the house clean and quiet on Christmas day.
Worst Moments of 2006
Provo Theater Company going dark.
Phoebe's broken arm.
Hughie's ability to scream unnaturally loud.
Topher's long days of work/rehearsal/work. Sigh. A lot of long, long days.
The week leading up to my trip to London.
Having to pay a nanny for my trip when surrounded by family (still bitter).
Lame Halloween Party.
Topher's dislike of Bindi (she's 8!).
Phoebe telling me I don't look pretty without make-up (but I'm still nice).
Owen telling me to get a job "like dad-- outside the house" so I would leave him alone!
Miles absentmindedly losing three jackets this year.
Friends who have moved away are still away.
Not reading enough good books.
Missing Pandy at Christmas.
Watching my vivacious 90 year-old Grandmother get old.