It's the last day of 2010 and I am trying to beat the clock. I haven't had a chance to update this blog for a long time. My excuse of being so busy is becoming overused but it is unfortunately true.
I continue to take pictures to chronicle the events that have happened to us but just have not had the time to organize the pictures and post it in this blog. For those who have a Facebook account, I am more visible there than here.
Anyway, to make up for the 'long silence', I have decided to give you of a synopsis of 2010 for us.
Highlights of 2010
A. Life in Dugway
We moved to the military housing (Dugway Proving Grounds) on Jan 1, 2010. It is quite remote (nearest big store is Walmart Superstore - 55 minutes away from DPG) so most of our weekends were spent going out to the city (e.g. Salt Lake City, Park City, Ogden, Layton). However, we also spent a lot of time inside the base doing fun stuff like practising baseball, flying Ben's remote control airplane and Angie's kite. We also participated in some of the base-hosted activities like camping and skiing trips. During our stay there, we also tried raising chickens (we're not about to do that again!) and planting veggies (this was a success so we will keep doing it !).
B. Out of State Trips
2010 was a year of several out of state trips for us. In spring, we flew to San Francisco to go whale watching in Monterey Bay and to visit Papa and participate in the Easter egg hunting party he hosted at his house. Summer, we went to Oregon and Chicago. We attended the reunion of Toukoul Adoptive Families in Portland, Oregon. Then a week after, we went to Chicago to visit with my relatives. In September, we drove to Denver, Colorado. We spent a few days in Hawaii in the fall. Lastly, we went to Toronto to spend a few days with Grandma, Aunt Gi, Uncle Jim, Lauren and Jackson.
C. Ben and Angie
It has been a busy year for the kids. We visited the different ski resorts that are within an hour away from Salt Lake City so both of them were able to do a lot of skiing Jan-Mar. They were also able to do a lot of swimming (at the different hotels we stayed at on the weekends that we were out of Dugway). They have not taken formal swimming lessons, though, so that is something to do in 2011. Angie took dance lessons at school and had a recital at end of school. I did a little experiment with Angie's hair (went to a salon and had extensions put on her hair) and I am NOT going to do that again for at least the next 10 years or so !
D. Move to Park City, Utah
We moved out of the military housing and moved to Park City in November. We are currently staying in a partly-furnished condo until we find a permanent place to live (looking for condo or house to buy). Ben and Angie attend a very good school in Park City - Ben is in Jr.-K while Angie is in Preschool and they have adjusted quite well. Matt is keeping himself busy with a full-time winter job at the Deer Valley Ski Resort as he looks for his next job. Am still with Qwest and working from home.
Now, enough of the words, HERE is 2010 in PICTURES !
So that's 2010 for us.
We wish you all continued blessings for 2011 ! Have a Happy New Year !