Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Story of 2010

Does anyone else realize we're nearly half-way through this year? Wow. Crazy how slowly time went last year without my husband and how quickly its going now. Here's a quick recap of some events I've been meaning to blog about for a while now:

January: For Ephraim's 30 days of leave, we headed to Virginia for his dad's promotion to full Colonel at the Pentagon. It was great to have all of Ephraim's family together, minus Elder Jacob in El Salvador. Sorry we spread the 24-hour-flu to 13/21 of the family.

Next the Garner Family Reunion continued in Georgia where we had a blast staying at a beach house on Tybee Island and touring Savannah. Great food and great sites!

We also had some family photos taken. Thanks Sara!!!

Also in January: Max entered the Sunbeams class at church. He came downstairs one day and told me he was going on a mission that day, complete with a tie and a Book of Mormon tucked in his waistband.

February: Freakish Texas snow storm on the same day as Ephraim's PRK corrective eye surgery (which was a huge success!)

We had a great time at a train museum in Temple.

April: We celebrated Jessie (sister of our sister-in-law) and Tony's wedding with a crawfish boil. Thanks for inviting us Sara and Alex! We had a great time. Ezra was fearless at grabbing the crawfish and the boys loved seeing Jensen and Kiki!

May: My mom, Aunt Diane, and Aunt Carolyn all came to town. We had a great time at the beach, eating great barbecue, and braving the famous Round Rock Texas Donut (as big as your head).

My mom was also in town for Mother's Day. We had a great day (notice the beautiful chocolate-dipped berries!). I was spoiled with a DQ ice cream cake, a Wii Fit, and a nice nap. My mom also cheered me on at a 5K I ran and visited our favorite children's museum with us.

More May: Ephraim completed all the requirements for his Expert Infantryman Badge, which entails a pretty rigorous week of events. We're so proud of his hard work. He was one of seven who passed everything on the first attempt. We love our soldier!

Its been a great 2010. Now I'm pledging to be a better blogger.