It's 2012. Not quite sure how this happened :) But here it is.
As we begin a new year- our first full year in our new home, I of course reflect on the last. 2011 was a good year for our family. 2010 was kind of a rough one. What a blessing it was to see things turn around for us last year.
2011 brought us a new job in a new industry, in a new state.
It brought us a new home, in a new neighborhood, in a new ward.
It brought us more new friends than we ever could have hoped.
It brought us closer as a family.
It taught us to embrace change- that you never know where it will lead, but that trusting the Lord can bring about great miracles.
It taught us that "home" can be anywhere the Lord wants you to be, if you just let it.
Some of the highlights of our 2011 were:
January: Daniel first came home with a feeling that life was about to change- that we should be heading in a different direction.
April: Daniel accepted a job as a program manager for the LDS church, in the media services department and moved to Utah.
May: The kids finished up their school year in Rigby, ID, and we packed up and moved to Saratoga Springs, UT. Saying goodbye to our loved ones wasn't such a highlight, but we knew it was right for our family.
June: We began construction on our new home in Saratoga. We also began attending the Saratoga Springs 5th ward, where our home would be, even though we were temporarily living in another stake while construction was underway.
June: Jayden turned 3!!!
August: Savannah turned 8 and was baptized. What an amazing experience for all of us.
October: Mason turned 12 and received the aaronic priesthood (it was a big year for big birthdays!). He was so excited for this opportunity.
November: Our home was finally completed and we moved in to our new house and new neighborhood.
December: Daniel was called as the Elder's Quorum president of our new ward.
Jaxon also turned 5 this month! It's so hard for me to believe!
As a family, we truly saw the windows of heaven open up with blessings this year. We embrace this new year and the chance we have to become even more at home here than we already feel. We love you all and are thankful to have you in our lives :)