This picture didn't turn out too bad. In fact it is our last studio picture and still hangs on my mom's wall, even though it was 5 years ago and none of us look the same except my husband, who never changes. He is change resistant, which is kind of the same thing as waterproof. Thanks Crash for noticing that in your comment yesterday. (strangely I had already written this, how did you know I talked about my husbands strange unchangeableness?)
I loved this dress on Diana and I hope you can see the full effect of the hair bows complete with boingy curls compliments of sponge rollers. The dress was a super $3 find at Savers. I love that store and used to live right next door to Savers which was a good news /bad news situation.
Jared got braces this year which explains his strange closed mouth smile. He also tried basketball for the first time this year, but on top of soccer and scouts it was a bit too much.
I can't remember what we had to say to get Trent to almost smile, but it worked what ever it was. Trent played football again this year and his team went all the way and won the championship. I think this was his favorite season of football ever.
One of the biggest highlights of this year was a trip we took back east to visit my husbands parents while they were serving a mission at the DC temple. We were able to visit Kirkland also. And of course we did all the DC fun stuff like the monuments, and Smithsonian's. Although I think the kids like riding the metro as much as anything. It was a once in a lifetime trip and we felt so lucky to have been able to go.
A highlight for me from this year was helping out with an infertility conference that our Stake RS put on. I was in the presidency that helped organize this, and was able to meet Ardeth Knapp who came and was our keynote speaker. Too bad this was before I had honed my stalking skills and I didn't even get a picture with her. I really appreciate Sis, Knapp example of still being a force for good even though you are childless. The whole thing went very well and I hope that I helped others struggling with this very special trial.