Friday, December 12, 2008
after reading my daughter mandys blog i got the idea to write about the events of the last year. the first thing that happened this year is our family trip to hawaii! yes the whole family even baby gabby who was only 2 months old! we had a wonderful time! we went to oahu and stayed near waikiki beach. we went to pearl harbor, the polynesian culture center, and some other places around the island. then we went to kaui and stayed at a beach house. oliver wasnt too crazy about the ocean. he called the waves the water up high. the long plane flights were kinda hard on oliver and gabby. they were hard on all of us actually but it was worth it! natalie got married in may in austin. we had about 30 people staying at our house for a few days. we had a reception for her at our house the week afterwards. we went to utah for a family reunion in the june. there were around 75 people there. it was held at the beck ranch where steve grew up. all of our family was there including our future son in law travis. megan and travis got married in july. they got married at the houston temple and then we had a ring ceremony and reception at the club house at weston lakes where we live. gabriella, our granddaughter turned 1 in october. we went to dallas to her birthday party. we had all the girls home for thanksgiving except mandy. they had thanksgiving with matts family but will be spending christmas with us. oliver should be old enough to really enjoy christmas this year and we are looking forward to spending it with him. it is always more fun to have little kids around at christmas. i am very excited for it to come. im doing a lot more decorating then i have in the last few years. we invited travis' parents to spend thanksgiving with us too. oliver turned 3 the first part of december. we went for his party too. we will be having all the other girls home for christmas too except megan and travis wont be here until december 28. they will stay until after new years. we are planning a new years eve party. it should be fun!