Saturday, December 29, 2007

A review of 2007-- Picture overload!

We started out the year at a BYU basketball game. :)

This is our St Patrick's Day hike.

Yes, there was still snow in the canyon.

Easter morning.

In April Devin and Emily and their kids got to visit. Here are Josh and Claire with Ethan and Julia. Andrew was around too, but we didn't get any pictures with him.

Later in April we went to Florida! We started out in Orlando and we went to Disneyworld-- Magic Kingdom.

Then we went to Jacksonville and stayed at Derek's parents' house. The beach was a little chilly at night, but was great the next day.

At the beach in Jacksonville.

In June we had more cousins visit-- Tamara and David came to town with their kids. This is Julia, Rebekah, and Amie at the Ogden Treehouse museum.

And here is Sanja, Julia, Ethan, Amie, and Rebekah at the Treehouse Museum.

Julia's preschool graduation.

Here are Ethan and Julia at the Orem Night parade with Hunter and Kaycee, we go every year with them.

In June we also went to Zion National Park. We went on some fun hikes and had a great time. Here's Derek and Julia in the river.

This was on our hike up to the Emerald Pools.

This is the Upper Emerald Pool at Zion, the hike to get here was a bit difficult, and it was SO hot (around 106), so when we finally made it here it was amazing. You can barely see Derek and the kids in the water right in front of the huge boulder.

And this is on our way back down.

Julia was a little tired by the end, but she was a trooper, she did made it all the way up and most of the way down by herself. Our hikes were over 4 miles and much of it on steep, rocky dirt trails that were difficult to climb.

In July we had the Hill reunion. This is Grandma Hill with Julia, Heather, and Mary.

This is also the Hill reunion on our way down the mountain after a little hike.

And one of the kid tables the next day at the reunion.

This is the Pioneer Day carnival in Cedar Hills that we attended with some friends at the end of July. This is Kendra, Julia, Talia, Amanda, Kyle, and Ethan. The kids were in line for a bounce house ride.

And doing sparklers at their house that night, before the real fireworks started.

And Melodie (Rosie's sister) came home from her mission at the end of July too. We were so excited!!

In August we went to Payson Lakes. Ethan tried to do a little fishing, but didn't have much luck.

Julia enjoyed her new canoe.

Here we are at an Orem Owlz game in August. This was the first real baseball game the kids had attended, and they had a great time.

Julia even got a hug from the mascott.

The kids were both in soccer this year, and it starts back up again in the Spring. It keeps us pretty busy since Derek coaches Ethan's team, but they both love it.

Robyn and Eric came to town in September, so Ethan and Julia got to play with more cousins! Here are Ethan and Mierae watching Julia's soccer game.

We went to visit Grandpa at the bakery too, this is Mierae, Grandma (my mom), Julia, Jolie, and Robyn at the bakery.

And a family picture after our barbeque in the canyon.

I started the blog in October, so most of the pictures from the rest of the year are already on here, but here are a few from December that I didn't post.

Our friends came over to the watch the BYU football game, and the kids had a great time. This was right before Christmas.

We made sugar cookies while they were here too.

We also went to Jungle Jim's, which is right by Derek's office in Murray. They have tons of fun stuff for the kids-- a small roller coaster, bumper cars, a carousel, rockets they can fly in, swings that spin them around, etc. We love to go there in the winter when it's too cold to do a lot of outdoor activities.
This is Derek and Ethan in the roller coaster.

And Ethan and Julia in the spinning cars.

Julia on the carousel.

Here's the kids right after church on the Sunday before Christmas.

Hope you all have a happy New Year!!!


Malinovka said...

What a great idea, Rosie!! I don't think I could even cut down my pics from the year as much as you did. But, it's awesome to see what you've been up to this year. You did a lot, and you even saw all the families that live away from Utah! :) Thanks so much for keeping us up to date--love to read your blog!

kristen said...

So fun! I love all of the pictures.