Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year and a look back...

January 1. The new year brings a lot of expectations and resolutions and renewed vigor to accomplish goals or change all those old bad habits! It also always makes me think back on the past year, let's recap 2008...

trip to traverse city
basement floods (again!)
Osto plays charity basketball and almost gets in a fight
my car accident
Brad and Shelly got hitched
Siver goes to Iraq (and comes home)
T-bird gets braces
We get Marley!
Kris has baby Vaughn
baseball and softball
Riverbank Run
new patio
Cedar Point
dance recital
Osto starts his new job
Grand Haven
Dan and Nannie turn 60!
Rau Cottage
Guitar playing
Dog training
Marshall Run
Two 40th anniversaries!
More Camp Osto fun!
Kids start 4 year preschool, 3rd grade and 5th grade
Safety patrol
Cal starts gymnastics
Trick or Trot
Lots of Birthdays!
Trick or Treat
Hunting and more hunting
new President elected
Chooch plays soccer
The holidays

Of course, there were many more things than these, but these are just some of the highlights. Sadly, the last few months of 2008 brought a lot of loss to our families. My cousin, Michelle, lost her husband Erick to cancer at the age of 39. Papa Hunter died at the age of 87, and Osto's uncle Andre died from an unexpected heart attack at the age of 59 while hiking in Arizona. We'll always remember these people fondly.

So now its on to 2009 - I hope you slay your dragons or whatever and have a great year!

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