Monday, December 31, 2012

Highlights of 2012

2012 was an unforgettable year for us, full of adventure and new experiences.  We traveled from one end of the country to the other, made new friends, and became a family of five.  Here's a little recap:

JANUARY
Daniel turned 29

FEBRUARY
Charles Dickens' 200th birthday - We made new ward friends

MARCH
We visited Daniel's parents in Oakland/San Francisco - Riki attended a DRI meeting in Chicago - Daniel received the invitation to do an internship in New York City

APRIL
We found out we were expecting a baby - We celebrated Easter in Oak City - Emersen had her first sleepover and her first dentist appointment

MAY
Daniel quit work at AJC and began working at Case - We moved to NYC for the summer, stopping for a DRI meeting in Omaha, and visiting Church sites in Nauvoo and Kirtland - We explored Manhattan - We visited Boston and saw a Red Sox game - Riki's parents came to NYC for a visit - Bentley's obsession with trains began

JUNE
Bentley turned 2 - We visited Philadelphia, Gettysburg, and Valley Forge with Riki's parents - We saw Shakespeare in the Park and Mamma Mia on Broadway - We visited Sleepy Hollow, Atlantic City, Long Island, and the Hamptons - We made some friends in NYC

JULY
We celebrated Independence Day in NYC - We went to the Manhattan Temple - We saw Mary Poppins and Newsies on Broadway - We visited Palmyra, Niagara Falls, Coney Island, and Brooklyn,  and went to a Yankees game

AUGUST
Daniel finished working at Case - We moved back to Utah, stopping in Williamsburg, Tennessee, Oklahoma City, Santa Fe, and Arches National Park - We completed lots of projects at home - Daniel started his last year of graduate school - Oak City Days - We found out the new baby is a boy - We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary

SEPTEMBER
We visited Daniel's parents in Oakland/San Francisco again - Emersen turned 4 and started ballet class - We rearranged bedrooms - We attended the UDLA annual meeting in Park City - Daniel took a school trip to Las Vegas

OCTOBER
Riki's family came for conference weekend - Daniel took a school trip to NYC, and the rest of us went to Oak City - We attended the DRI annual meeting in New Orleans - Emersen participated in her first primary sacrament meeting program - We celebrated Halloween in Kaysville

NOVEMBER
Riki turned 30 - We bought a minivan - We celebrated Thanksgiving with Daniel's family in Stockton - Bentley had his first dentist appt - Emersen gave her first primary talk

DECEMBER
Baby Stanford was born - Emersen had her Christmas dance recital - Daniel's parents returned from their mission - We celebrated Christmas at home and New Years in Oak City

Books I Read:
Persuasion
David Copperfield
The Hunger Games Trilogy
Austenland
Across Five Aprils
The Princess Academy
Edenbrooke
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Cate of the Lost Colony
The Lost Symbol
Under the Greenwood Tree
Hypnobirthing
A Christmas Carol

Movies We Enjoyed:
Moneyball
Lincoln
Dark Knight Rises
The Avengers
Brave

Goodbye, 2012!  You were very good to us, and we're looking forward to another year!

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