February ~ I got to go to Mendon and stay with my super awesome nephews Ben and Jared while we waited for Miss Katie to be born. I had the privileged of giving her her first bath. Lucky me!
Mom and Roger came home from Russia.
March~ We started tearing down the sweet wood paneling in our living room/entry/library/kitchen. I had been contemplating colors to paint the walls for almost three years so I was ready to go when it was time. The kitchen and library are a mellow yellow. The living room, entry and hallway are a clay and a lighter version of the clay will go in the bedrooms.
More importantly than paint colors, Paul built a closet in the "den" and magically our house changed from a three bedroom to a four bedroom. He's continues to amaze.
Paul became a member of the Utah National Guard ensuring that we won't have eat cat food when we are retired.
April~ Gloria and John came for a visit. (Note to Gloria: They just opened a frozen yogurt place here in Tyler.)
May~ Pauly graduated from Lindale High School. Go Eagles! Go Utes!
June~ I opened The Quilt Room at Rose Path, where I teach lessons and sew and create happy useful things and feel that I am very lucky. Mom and Roger were here a few weeks before I opened my door and I was so thankful for their help as we got everything ready.
Robin came home from BYU to hang out for a couple of months. The day after she flew in Robin, Pauly and I went to Dallas to see Wicked with our friends Regina and Velma. I love that purple wall behind us. The picture was taken at the restaurant where we ate lunch.
It was a breath of fresh air to have our girl breezing through our house again.
July~ Gloria was baptized. It was a happy day, just our little family and a couple of missionaries.
August~ I delivered Pauly to the University of Utah. It was traumatic but not quite as much as when I left Robin the year before. Only because it was such a satisfying thing to watch Robin begin to become her own person. I knew that Paul was beginning his own adventure and I felt more excited for him, than anxious.
September~ Pauly busted his ankle. The bills are just beginning to roll in and, well, all I can say is that he better follow through with his plan to become and orthopedist so he can pay us back.
It has been a challenging, emotional and busy busy year so far. We have much to be thankful for and . . . hmmmm . . . I think I felt a few changes in the wind this morning.