So I have never really been great at keeping journals or anything (like a blog for example!) and I have figured out one of the reasons why... As time passes & I miss writing (or blogging) about things that happen, I feel like I can't post new things happening until I post the ones I've missed first so everything is not out of order.. but then I get super behind and just don't post anything at all. SO! This post is about giving you a readers digest version of our 1st year of married life so that we can get on with year 2! ...And hopefully I'll be better at this blogging thing this time around.
♥ Christmas 2009 was spent with the Duncan's- this was my first Christmas away from my family so it was a little weird, but of course I felt right at home with my new in-laws!
♥Looking back I've noticed a few of our first Holiday together were spent with other people's children. New Year's Eve we spent with the Huff children watching movies and drinking cider. Valentine's Weekend we had Holli's boys while they vacationed in Vegas. We do tend to babysit quite a bit- probably by default since we don't have any kids of our own. This definitely makes us the "awesome" Aunt and Uncle though! Since our apartments haven't been too kid friendly, with being small and not a lot of toys, we usually try other means to keep the children happy- from movies out, playing at the park, and going to the zoo.
♥The 4th of July we wen tot Heber with both mine and Eric's families to watch the fireworks from the high school baseball field. We played catch with a football, baseball & gloves, lost & found some of the children, snacked & got filibertos, and watched the awesome firework show!
♥The last week of July we went up north for me to teach show choir camp and to hang out at Grandma week. It was a long, exhausting, but incredibly fun week! The show we did was Aladdin and it turned out fantastic! I love my show choir kids, they are just amazing!
♥The beginning of September we welcomed CHLOE into our family! She has been such a fun, crazy, bundle of energy! She is a Valley Bulldog (a mix of a full-bred Boxer and full-bred Old English Bulldog).
♥The first weekend in September we had our 2nd annual campout of Love. We chose Mt. Graham as the designated campsite. We had our first little addition with Chloe coming- she was so tiny and cute! Everyone loved on her the entire time. She really loved being in the blankets in the tent.. it was hilarious! She kept going missing (scare at the time!) and we'd find her all snuggled up in the tent with no idea how she even got in there we we swore we zipped it! Alix & Ben came this year, so that was really fun! We had a wonderful time just hanging out, taking naps, catching up, and playing in the cold stream. The 2011 campout is going to be the beginning of a new adventure- KIDS!! Baby Boy Humes will be coming! (Congrats Katie and Ryan!) Their little bundle of love will be making his appearance sometime around July 4th. This will be fun!
♥Sometime between September and October we moved from our adorable townhouse in Scottsdale to an apartment in Mesa. We love the location- we're right by the 101, 202, 60.. and just down the street from ASU- which is great for Eric.
♥November 20 marked our 1 year anniversary. Hooray!! We went to Sedona and visited the Grand Canyon. It was very romantic and a wonderful getaway! The day after we got back I had Oral Surgery- No Fun at all!!
♥The day after my oral surgery was Thanksgiving (go figure!) and we went to Maricopa to Eric's sister Kym's house. It was very fun! Kym's husband's family was there as well, so it was a full house!
♥For Christmas, we spent the holiday in Queen Creek with my family- Heather was 8 1/2 months pregnant so she couldn't travel. We had a family football game, girls against boys.. The boys won, but we'll get them next time!!
♥This year for New Years we had a little party at our place. Matt & Danielle, Erica & Jake, and Shellie & Mark all came to hang out with us. We played Scum and Apples to Apples. It was definitely a great time!
♥January 13th I was able to be there for the birth of my first niece, Stacie Lynn! It was incredible. Heather goes through labor like flying a kite. She literally laughed the baby out! We all are in love with Stacie, and so glad for this new little life! Eric loves snuggling her and taking naps with her on the Huish's downstairs couch. She really is a bundle of joy!
♥The weekend before Valentine's day we had a chance to go up north to visit family. We took Holli's boys up with us as well. Valentine's day is a holiday I don't especially like celebrating. Honestly I think its a dumb holiday and I love my wonderful husband just as much on every other day of the year! I would venture to guess that at least 75% of guys only get their ladies flowers on Valentines day. Its expected I suppose. Eric and I went on a date to Gecko Grill and to see Just Go With It. No flowers, chocolates, teddy bears, or anything like that thank goodness. :) ..I did however, write Eric a PG-13 love letter- hey, just because I don't believe in Valentine's Day, doesn't mean he doesn't have to feel the same. :)
SOOOOO... that pretty much sums up our year! I will definitely try to start blogging at least every other week or so, to keep everyone up to date with what is going on in our happy little married life. :)