Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 in Review

  1. Kicked off 2009 with the Tucker Family Biggest Loser. It was fun. I didn't do too hot...I did OK. Brady & Katie were our winners. This was so much fun to do as a family.
  2. Shane starts a new job with The Amalgamated Sugar Co. He is currently working in Nampa and comes home everyday smelling like sugar. The transition was smooth and we are happy to be where we are. Whenever anyone asks how his job is, he says "pretty sweet." And I have to agree! He continues to be a great Sugar Daddy!
  3. Shane and I both go to Bogus snowboarding with the youth in our teach. Get back in touch with our youthful days and we feel cool doing it!
  4. Family vacation to Park City! Loved spending time with the Tucker family. Carson & Cade did great, because they had their Grandma & Grandpa Tucker attending to their every need, and I found some killer deals on some jeans. They are my favorite to date!
  5. The twins enter NURSERY! We couldn't have been more thrilled. As a result, my testimony of church attendance returned. Oh...and all nursery leaders will be exalted...I'm sure of it!
  6. Tom & Annette are called on a mission! They set off to Jackson, Mississippi in July and we have been missing them ever since. Skype has been a lifesaver. Cade & Carson now think they're grandparents live in the TV. We will be visiting them in April and can't wait.
  7. Luke Reunion in Island Park. Hmmm...what do I have to say about this?! A lot of fun along with a lot of work. Vacations and travel just aren't the same with little ones. Two busy boys + poor sleep + lots of driving = two exhausted parents. But we got to see lots of Aunts and Uncles and Cousins. The things we do for our families! And it was worth it in the end.
  8. Started teaching piano again. Was worried about it at first. It has been great and so rewarding.
  9. Shane decides to be an official "Scouty Scout" (according to some youth) and attends WoodBadge. He is now more prepared than ever!
  10. Thanks to a friend, I finally discovered "The Gilmore Girls." I submit it is one of the greatest shows ever. I really don't think I've been the same since!
  11. CHICAGO! Mom turned 50, successfully threw the best surprise Birthday Party ever (with the help of my Dad and siblings), left the boys for 5 days, and had quite the time in the Windy City. Can we do this tomorrow?!
  12. Boys turn two and are as busy as ever. We are still patting ourselves on the back for keeping them alive and happy for two whole years! Their vocabulary has really taken off and the things they do and say make us laugh everyday. Oh...and just for the record..."time-outs" are not working.
  13. Successful Holiday season. Had a great Christmas recital with my students. Although, we are feeling a bit empty with the absence of our missionary family. Luke comes home from D.C. in May and we will visit Shane's parents around the same time. Seeing them will fill that empty space.
  14. As a whole, did OK in the 2009 Resolution department. I will spare you the details. I am currently taking note for new ones. We are anticipating a great 2010.
Happy New Year!!!


*LaUrA* said...

Happy New Year Amy! I just so like you! I hope 2010 is an amazing year for you and your fmaily!

Kara and Kevin said...

I just had to laugh when you mentioned Gilmore Girls. I am on the last season right now! it is so hilarious, always laughing outloud by myself. anyways glad you like it too!

Justin and JoLyn said...

It's fun to read about your year! You guys are great parents... and not to mention The Greatest Bloggers ever! Happy New Year Tucker Family! (Oh, and if you want to get hooked on the Funniest show ever--you must watch The Office. I'm so sad each week when it ends!)

Huke, Lollie, and Gracie! said...

Luke and I are addicted to Gilmore Girls. Yes I said Luke. He resisted watching it for the longest time and now I think he loves it more than me. We bought the entire set of all seasons on Craigslist for around 100 and it has been well worth our while. I LOVE GILmore girls and now myinlaws can't stop watching it either. It is so funny and real and witty. So many things in Gilmore girls relate to life and have helped me get some perspective too. So funny.

John and Anna said...

Sounds like 09 was a great year for you guys! And I'm so into Gilmore Girls right now too! Are you watching it on TV or do you have the seasons on DVD? I'm doing the TV thing and am having a hard time waiting for the next episode!