Thursday, January 8, 2009

Goodbye 2008!

Because we don't have a 401k, stocks, own a home or have a job to lose we had a great 2008! Here is a recap of our year in pictures.

**Warning** This is long, very very long.

Jordan got two 10 cent goldfish named Cooper and Maximus. Cooper lived for 6 months.

Jordan had some crazy Flock of Seagulls hair. (But was still cute)

Jordan loved going to the park everyday.

We went to see the snow in the mountains.

Jordan still looked like a baby!

I had to go to the ER after jumping on a drinking glass celebrating the Superbowl. Jordan was sick and sad. I was home alone with Jordan, thank goodness for Visiting Teachers! :)

We used our Disneyland passes for the first time.

I celebrated my 24th birthday.

Benji and I celebrated our two year anniversary on St. Patrick's day. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the two of us together on that day. This is at the restaurant we went to though. :)

Jordan hated Easter for some reason.

Benji had a mohawk for a day.

Jordan went to the beach for the first time and loved it.

Jordan's first haircut.

Jordan started walking.

We went to Las Vegas to see my sister compete in Highland dancing. She won. But she always does.

Jordan turned ONE!


Jordan's first baseball game.

Because of Jordan's new walking skills he became very mischievous...

...very mischievous. (He also discovered basketball.)

And then became obsessed with basketball.

My garden started growing.

Benji finally got to catch a fish.
We went camping with Jordan for the first time. He played in the dirt the whole time which resulted in this.........
If you ever wondered what it's like to camp with a little you go.

We went to Utah for the summer break, and started the annual Camp Hillary tradition.

USA! USA! Fourth of July in Koosharem, Utah.

R.I.P. Cooper the fish.

We went to Denver and saw my sister win her 4th National Champion title in Scottish dancing.

Benji chased down a foul ball for Jordan, lucky guy!

Jordan can feed himself...sort of.

I had to add this picture because it makes me laugh SO hard every time I see it.

We went swimming a lot.

We played outside a lot.

We went to Disneyland a lot.

And Jordan was just cute.

We went to Arizona with Benji for a conference.

And we swam a lot.

The Drayson center's family swim ended. :(

Benji and I went to a taping of Jimmy Kimmel live. Awesome!

We went to Hollywood.

My life changed when I got a dishwasher.

Jordan was a monkey.

And Benji and I were palm trees.

We voted.

We went to Utah for Thanksgiving. Jordan hates yams and stuffing just like his dad.

Benji dressed up like a ninja at Disneyland to celebrate Day of the Ninja. He's a legend, or so I'm told.
Jordan sat on Santa's lap for the first time. He hated him, but really isn't throwing a kid on some scary stranger's lap pretty mean?

The rest of December was spent in Utah with our families. I'm going to post those pictures in a separate post. Jordan played in snow for the first time, went tubing, found out he was having a brother and much more.....


Stephanie said...

What fun year!

Benji said...

My favorite part was that time I pounced on my unsuspecting son!

Julie said...

That is a great post! You are so organized! He has grown up so much I can't believe it! Jordan that is . . . not Benji.

Matt and Jenni said...

I laughed so hard of the Easter pictures.... poor kid! Reminds me of that one scene in the Christmas Story... anyhow, I didn't know your sister was so amazing at Scottish Dancing! That is SO rad! And I know what you mean about your life changing when you got a dishwasher. I told Matt never again would I be without one. :)

BreAna Palmer said...

I love your post. That is way to funny. I love all the pictures. I can't get over how much you and kelsey look a like. Jordan just gets cuter and cuter with every picture and I love how benji dressed up as a ninja at disneyland. Way to funny.

Mardi and Jeremey said...

I agree! What a fun year! I love all the pictures. This is a great idea for a post. I might still it. oh, and it wasn't too long!