Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Well, it's Christmas again. This year has gone by so fast. Obviously I am terrible at keeping up with this, even though I think it is awesome and a great idea.

This year has brought a lot of cool things my way.
In June, a trip to New Mexico to see my friend Lisa that I haven't seen since before Chandler was born...now he is 16. It was truly amazing to get to see her and meet her husband Tom and spend time with them in their wonderful and beautiful home. I admit that I could probably live there if it has any large bodies of water close. We saw things that I never expected to see in my life. Carlsbad Caverns (after a small panic attack when I realized I was 750 feet underground, it was all good), White Sands (that I have to admit I wasn't excited about...I live in sand...until I got there. this sand is amazing. It feels like flour or cornstarch on your feet), wicked cool mountain ranges (I thought the Southwestern US was flat), Petroglyphs, seven states in four days (Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Arizona), Cloudcroft, which is a beautiful mountain town like Sunriver (In New Mexico!!!), it was truly an amazing visit. On the way home we got to see the Grand Canyon.

In July of course, was the 2nd Annual Gilchrist Class Reunion, which was so much fun. It was really interesting and wonderful to see all the old crowd again. Funny how the same people still seem to flock together this many years later. They even played our graduation song on the radio. My comment was, this is how we party now? With our tunes pumping out the back of a MINIVAN!!!!! It was such fun and we are gearing up for next year already.

We had some other fun side trips and camping excursions with our kids and various friends, too.

Although this year has had its rough edges, it has been one of the best of my life.

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