Sunday, January 30, 2011

Good Bye 2010 Hello 2011

Happy New Year!  I had good intentions of a recap of 2010 before it ended and now the month of January is coming to an end.

2010 Review

January brought a time of change to our house. Dustin headed back to Michigan Tech to finish his Master's Degree.  We enjoyed weekends of sledding and family fun.

We purchased a new car in February for the weekly commute to Houghton. We attended Winter Carnival and battled a few rounds of a stomach viruses. 
We enjoyed an early Spring with all of the snow gone in the middle of March. The kids enjoyed being able to be outside without snow suits and being all bundled up. We created masterpieces, learned about science, and watched the earth come to life. 

We had Easter dinner at our house with many friends and family. Dustin won 1st prize in the Michigan Tech Business Plan competition for Suburb Solar. Buzz Buzz. Miss. Jenna turns 3 and we have a bumble bee birthday party.  

May brought seeds and dirt with the planting of the garden. Happy 1st Birthday to Dylan. We celebrated with an underwater adventure. Dustin and Jill hiked at Sleeping Bear Dunes for a weekend getaway. 


Family Reunions, Pow Wows, Soccer Camp, and Indian Lake Swimming. A quick month with so many fun activities.

Happy Birthday USA! We visited the waterfall in Munising. It was a fabulous year for picking blueberries. The kids took swim lesson at the Y in Escanaba. We celebrated our 8th anniversary as husband and wife.

Summer days of fun. Running in the sprinkler, going to the lake, and eating ice cream. Jill helped start a farmers market in Manistique. We enjoyed a family trip to Chicago. After attended the UP State Fair and the Corn Roast was now complete.

Derek's 1st Day of Kindergarten. Dustin played in a golf tournament and went back for his last semester at MTU. We took a beautiful hike up north.

Boo! Happy Halloween. Jill started a new moms group called Mom2Mom. We cut and stacks our firewood for winter- 5 cord. Derek turned 5. 

The leaves have been raked and the days are getting shorter. We had our first snow fall over Thanksgiving weekend. Dustin went to Hermansville for a guys weekend. We had a fun family night out of bowling and pizza. Julie, Jill's sister is having a baby in February so Jill helped host her baby shower, She's going to Pop theme.

Dustin graduated from Michigan Tech with his Master's in Business Administration. Celebrated the holidays with our families. 

We had a great 2010. Here's to a better 2011. 

Saturday, January 1, 2011