Friday, December 31, 2010

2010~ Our year in review


We kicked off the New Year in the Cayman Islands

 We welcomed home sweet little Faith

 A Chinese New Year Celebration

 The Boys went to Tolo in style :)

Heads were shaven in support of a friend 

 Powell's friends gave him a surprise 17th Birthday party - celebrity style!


 Mother's Day was celebrated

 Bennett turned 13!!!!

 Toby turned ????? :)

 We cheered Delaney on in Annie Jr!

 Lucy graduated from Pre-K!

 Family came to town

 We celebrated *Jeff's* 40th birthday♥

Independence Day

 Sweet friends toasted Brinn into her 50th year!

♥ We celebrated our life together♥


 Gotcha Day with our Girl

 We waited with friends as they welcomed home their Brothers

 Ye Ye came to visit from Texas

 Lucy and I got to meet my friend Kim...for the first time!

 Bennett became an 8th grader

 Blake became a Sophmore

 Powell became a SENIOR!!!

 ...and Lucy became a Kindergartner

 Lucy celebrated turning 6!

 Blake was Homecoming Sophmore Prince

The Boys went to Homecoming


 Powell and I visited 2 colleges

 We were the Brawny Man

...and a ballerina with attitude :)

 I styled my first client party, and hope to kick off a little business this year!

Blake turned 16!!!!!

 Powell and I headed to Boise and visited one more college!

 I got to spend the weekend with my friend Catie

 Our first snow of the year!

 Friends toasted Terry into her 50th year!

 I celebrated 42 with the ones I love most in this world!

 The first acceptance letter arrived!

Fun together as a family

 Fun with Blake in the ER!

 Lucy spent some time with Santa♥

 We had a wonderful Christmas

...with our most favorite tree ever!

Wow...when you sit down and put a post like this together, you realize, no matter what has happened in life during the year, the good and the bad, there are moments, big and small that make it all worthwhile....

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away"


  1. Love that our posts pretty much have the same title ;)

    Your Christmas tree is gorgeous. Where did you buy your (beaded?) garland? I have had my eyes open for a few years but haven't found one I love.

    Looks like a pretty wonderful year, and I love what you said at the end of the post.

    Happy New Year to you and your family!



  2. Love this post! What a wonderful year...hope you have a fun and safe New Year's Eve and a GREAT 2011!

  3. Dawn!!! I LOVE this post! Thanks for taking us back through the year! Can't wait to see what you and your family does in 2011! Extra excited about your possible new business venture! ;)

  4. Thanks for sharing Dawn. I hope 2011 is your best year yet!

  5. What a great look back at your families year Dawn. You have such a beautiful family and it looks like so many wonderful memories were made. Wishing you all the best in 2011 with lot's of excitement, love and good health from our family to yours.


  6. Wow! What a full topsy turvey year you all have had! Amazing post. (The work that must have gone into that!) and you baby! only 42! . No wonder you only look 28. THanks for sharing your fabulous year!! I am looking forward to seeing what 2011 holds for all of you!!

  7. What a wonderful year you had!

    Happy 2011 -- the year of our graduates!

  8. Wow - So beautiful!! Gotta love being the mother of a Kindergartener, so fun! I can't imagine doing it with a HS Senior too! LOVE your tree - it is so beautiful :)