Monday, January 01, 2007

I'll Miss You, 2006

2006 was a very big year for us.

We leave California for a more affordable future in Arizona.

We purchase our first home, which we immediately begin to demolish.
We are grateful for Mike's parents who let us live in their basement while our "quick" remodel drags on. . . and on. . . and on.

We survive our family's first camping trip in Mexico only to return home and find that my beloved Clancy Cruiser has been stolen.
It is never recovered.
I am still sad.

AprilWe finally move in!
However, many projects still remain on the to-do list before we can officially call our house "done".

MayOliver discovers his love of IBC Root Beer, also known as "juice".

JuneSurprisingly, we do not melt during the hottest month of the year.
Mabel turns 4, learns to swim, and participates in her first ballet recital.
It can still be viewed here.

JulyWe spend a few wonderful days with family in Sundance.

Our kids decide to be best friends, we say goodbye to the Volvo, and Mike becomes the boss.

Our doormat disappears.
Oliver turns 2 and decides that he loves pink socks.

While visiting Texas, we all decide that we love pink cowboy boots.
Sadly, my sister cannot be convinced to move to Arizona.

I discover that my children really are perfect, when I get out of the shower and see them doing this.

I get some weird anonymous comments about our Christmas card picture.
It's a joke, folks. Of course we aren't in love with our car. And we are not rich.

I can't wait to see what happens in 2007!


  1. Great overview!! Loved it!!

  2. I can't get enough of your kids. I see them every week and they are still the best 4 and 2 year old I know. You are the best at blogging. (ps. best christmas card ever, except i had to convice my brother it wasn't really your personality after ten to fifteen minutes.) love you guys!

  3. What a great idea! Sometimes I wish we could leave CA for a more affordable future. And c'mon Stephanie, don't playa hate... we know your rollin' in the dough.

  4. I think I'm going to copy this idea. (And I love your new profile picture).

  5. I absolutely LOVE the Christmas card photo! That is soooo clever! Nice fake rack!

  6. Some great pictures in there. The card was hilarious, who cares what others thought :p


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