Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 Review

As of today we have been married for three whole years. I know, three WHOLE ones. Which means it is time for the annual YEAR IN REVIEW:

 January We had a warm and sunny trip to the Coast in Oregon? Cam went to rub shoulders with real optometrists in Olympia, while Kim adjusted to her new work from home in her PJs lifestyle, and got her pink plastic-rimmed glasses (which were perfect for…)

February We discovered that we were having a BOY, which overshadowed anything else we did all month. Cam made him shoes, and began crocheting a blue blanket.

March was wet and moldy so we spent most of it outside for some reason, spotting whales at the coast and tromping around wetlands. I had to start wearing maternity pants. Cam used his “spare time” between school and teaching to take a course to get his contractor’s license.

In April I took an epic road trip (7months pregnant) to Utah involving a car breaking down in stages, and running out of gas. Cam had a pleasant flight.

Cam got out of school in May so he and his brother opened their painting business (I made them the coolest business cards ever). We got called to be the Young Single Adult advisors at church (qualification=not single, apparently being adults isn’t required).

Then in June our lives changed forever. After consuming several pineapples and waddling for miles, we finally coaxed our small person to come join us. Cameron finished the blanket just in time. Wesley was a whopping 7lbs and 3oz and looked exactly like his dad. We were tired from that moment through...

July Wesley went on his very first camping trip, and I just gave in to the fact that I’m going to smell like poo and spit-up for the next few years. He didn’t seem interested in sleep, so as it turns out, that’s all Cam and I wanted to do.

In August we moved, which means I started “working out,” and Wes got his own room (and promptly started sleeping better). Wesley acquired an imaginary sibling, and stopped looking anything like his dad. The painting business ended its run, successfully providing for one small family and keeping Cam busy.

September We worked hard at moving into our house, filling it with furniture and getting rid of spiders. Cam started up year 2 of Optometry school. Wes taught himself to roll over both ways way too early and learned how to balance on Dad’s hand. He rolled and wiggled into…

October We went yurt camping, and discovered Wes has a future as an artist.  I won the judges choice award in the Chili Cook-off, and we crusaded as pirates.

In November Cam did a vision screening for homeless people, Wesley slept through his first musical, and I painted animal print (un-uniformly).

December Cameron worked really hard on eating muffins/studying and Wes made his stage debut. We watched 20 hours of Harry Potter, Wesley got lots of cool toys wrapping paper, and Cam went on a camping trip in the rain to test out his new gear (he says the water purifier works great mom!)

Good, but we talked it over and we think we can do better... we're going to see if we can squeeze in a road trip to Fiji or something so we've got some more interesting stuff for 2012! 

Happy New Year!


  1. Kim, Thank you for doing this. It is a nice way to stay caught up on what and how the family is doing.

  2. In regards to the imaginary child, I actually thought last night that we had two twins, a good one and an evil one. In fact, as I was taking care of the one who was fussing, I remember thinking "why can't you be more like your brother! He's not making any noise!"

    Happy New Year!!