>2010 in Review

>This is mostly for me 🙂


This past year has been an incredible year. The best year of my life. Naomi from Rockstar Diaries did a “2010 in Review” post recently and I thought it was such a good idea. I get all of my good ideas from other people 🙂 Imitation is sincerest form of flattery, right? Although I haven’t been blogging all year and can’t do the fun links for every month like she did, I’ll do what I can!  


in january i was just over 3 months pregnant. I was starting to gain the tiniest bit of weight and was so happy to have made it through the first trimester with no morning sickness. we also started looking at houses in january! what a long process that turned out to be. i was in the young women’s presidency and allan was scout master. i felt my first baby kick on january 28th and discovered etsy 🙂


in february i hit the half way mark! we found out we were having a boy and i immediately went crazy shopping. asher turned 1 year old and allan felt holden kick for the first time on february 10th. we spent our last valentine’s day without children at a fancy hotel in frisco. we shopped, ate room service, and relaxed. 


in march we made a few offers on houses but nothing was working out. i was nervous because the $8,000 tax credit was about to run out. we started our Bradley classes [which ended up being a waste of $250 but whatever]. we looked at our current house for the first time on march 18th and fell in love. i also got to shake Dallin H. Oaks’ hand TWICE on march 21st :). we made an offer on our wonderful home & [somehow] it was accepted!  


in april we honored allan at his Honor Student Ceremony on the 9th. he was chosen out of all the IT students! what a smartie i have. i continued to shop. and shop. and shop. we went to the denton arts&jazz festival on the 23rd and moved into our new casa on the 29th! 


in may lori, julie, casey, & cassandra threw my first baby shower! it was fabulous. we had our final sonogram & my work baby shower [it was amazing as well] on the 7th. i celebrated my first mother’s day and we started teaching our wonderful sunbeams [i’m going to miss that calling and those kiddos]. 


in june i was considered full term. allan had his diapers&rootbeer party. we installed the car seat and were ready for our baby to arrive! i was done working [at the office] and just waiting for the h man…my due date came and went…


in july we made our first mortgage payment! hello adulthood! we celebrated lots of birthdays [jr’s, robert’s, holden’s, steve’s, and mine]. holden joined our family on the 13th and it was just the best day ever. holden had his first doctor’s appointment on the 16th. 


in august i started this blog! i never thought i would love it like i do but i do. we also celebrated holden’s 1 monthday, i realized holden was a stomach sleeper, and i got pooped on for the first time. we celebrated our two year anniversary [obviously at home this year].


in september holden got his first shots [on the 17th]. we went to the arboretum and holden experienced his first plane ride to meet grandma&grandpa tubb. i went back to work [from home]. 


in october we dressed holden up as a skeleton and a bear. he started sitting up assisted. i made cinnamon rolls by myself for the first time and am addicted now. i started the gratitude challenge. we went to our ward’s trunk or treat & the Guerrero’s Pancake Breakfast! holden rolled from his belly to his back for the first time. 


in november we celebrated our first thanksgiving at Allan’s parents house [sick] and had our first major date night since the baby! holden turned four months old and tried rice cereal for the first time. 


in december we had our annual ugly christmas sweater party, made gingerbread houses, and attended sallie’s bridal shower. holden got his first chucks, made his first road trip [here and here], and celebrated his first christmas [here and here]. i also am doing my first giveaway [check in tomorrow for the winner]! sallie&garrett got married and holden rolled from his back to his belly for the first time! we ended the year celebrating allan’s birthday with some bowling & video games. it sure was a fun day. 


Phew, that was long. thanks to anyone who stuck with me to read it…


-Little Wife Power House

>looking back on 2010

>Well, 2010 was kind of crazy for our family.


We bought a house…



We had a baby…

We survived our first road trip with Holden…


We lost someone we love…


But got to catch up with a lot of family…


We celebrated a lot of “firsts”…[including Christmas!]

So happy that I get to spend 2011 [and forever] with these studs…

Goals for 2011:

  • attend the temple once a month
  • exercise once a week [i hate working out]
  • read our scriptures daily [this way harder than it may seem]
  • get my life organized again
  • read 2 nonfiction LDS books
  • cook four times a week

We hope everyone has a safe & happy New Years!


The giveaway ends at midnight tonight. Go here to enter! 


-Little Wife Power House