Happy New Year

As the new year approaches, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at 2008:


  • The boys enjoyed all of their Christmas gifts from 2007
  • A storm caused one of our trees to fall over
  • Trip to the Sacramento Railroad Museum


  • Cooper started riding a bike without training wheels
  • Caden started riding a big boy bike (with training wheels)
  • Shannon celebrated her birthday


  • The boys first trip to the snow
  • Celebrated Easter


  • Trip to Grandma and Grandpa’s (Ron and Lisa) house in Oakdale
  • Trip to Grandma and Grandpa’s (Gail and Roger) house in Novato


  • Cooper turned 4 and had two parties
  • End of Cooper’s first year of pre-school
  • Trip to Fairytale Town


  • Trip to visit Grandma Penny (and family) in Colorado – the boys first experience on a plane
  • Rocklin Jubilee


  • 4th of July & kids parade
  • Cooper takes up photography 😉


  • I got a new camera (Nikon D40)
  • Trip to Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Gilroy
  • Trip to Grandma and Grandpa’s (Ron and Lisa) house in Oakdale
  • I took Cooper for his first bowling experience
  • Shannon took the boys to the Folsom Zoo
  • Shannon and Caden went to the Ridgewood Rec 50-year Anniversary
  • Cooper and I met Grandpa Ron for the Oakland A’s/Minnesota Twins game


  • Caden and Cooper start preschool – it’s Caden’s first year
  • Caden turned 3
  • Caden “breaks” his leg the day after his birthday




  • Trip to Novato/Petaluma for Noah’s 1st Birthday
  • Trip to the Flower Farm Inn to get a Christmas tree and visit Santa
  • Grandpa and Grandma visit with Cousin Kiana
  • Christmas!

It was a very busy year, packed with a lot of firsts and new adventures. We’re looking forward to a great 2009 and wish all of our friends and family a very Happy New Year!

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