Thursday, January 7, 2010

Brotherly and Sisterly Love

Before I forget: Christmas morning and evening pics of the happy Ballard family!

I couldn't decide which I liked better. Martha was able to stay with us on Christmas eve night and celebrate with us on Christmas morning! It was joyous (for me at least)!

I love this picture. I think it's so funny and sweet for some reason. We squished as many people on Grandma and Grandpa Porter's couch as we could.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Years 2010

Some Polaroids from New Years

Welcome 2010! (Me, Cole, Jason and Janey with Paisley)

The world through Paisley's eyes

Take two

Friday, January 1, 2010

Out With the Old, In With the New

Fresh year. Fresh blog.

2009 was a great year! Here are some of the highlights:

We got married!
I went through the temple
We traveled to Pa. where my two families met
Trips to D.C. and Mexico with family and friends
Took up embroidery and sewing, yay! (got a C in my BYU sewing class, boo!)
Took up 2 jobs--one an amazing internship with a magazine! Prayer answered!
Taught English to a Chilean woman
Made new friends and had many fun dinner dates (Thanks Hill family!)
Welcomed many friends' little ones into the world--Maisey, Luke, Ethan, and Vander
Learned to live with the opposite sex (with success)
Bad fights, better makeups
Finished the Book of Mormon
Lots of Mac n Cheese and fish sticks
Best Christmas ever
Lots of love from family and friends

I loved this year. I think I've changed a lot for the better, and I give the props mostly to Cole and our marriage. I'm so excited for this year! We have Hawaii, graduation, and moving to look forward to plus much much more. Happy New Year everyone! Hope your 2009 was worth celebrating!