Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Year in Review

2014 Year in review:

January 2014: Kirtis called to bishopric, I'm called as YW President.
February 2014: I start subbing in Sidney a few days a month.  My friend Rose Bowcut and I trade babysitting when we sub. I watch her daughter Clara a few days a month. Jackson finishes reading his first long chapter book: Summer of the Monkeys.  We take a family trip to Lincoln. Kirtis had work there and he brought me and the kids along. We swam in the hotel pool, visited the natural history museum at UNL and go to the Omaha zoo. Temps are freezing, but we have a great time.
March 2014: Jackson turns 9. We go to South Dakota for the weekend. We visit Mt. Rushmore and go to Watiki water park.
April 2014: I apply and am offered the English Teaching Position in Potter for Fall of 2014, and I accept. I will be able to count the first semester of teaching as my student teaching and will be able to get my teaching certificate!
May 2014: Kirtis and I go to Cancun for our 10 year anniversary.  (April 28- May 3).We stay 5 nights at an all-inclusive resort and have the most relaxing and wonderful time. (Kristi babysat for us). The school year ends and we take off to Utah. Kirtis stays for memorial day weekend, then flies home.
June 2014: (May 28-June 7) Trip to Utah/California with mom to visit Rhonda's family. Drove to Utah, flew to LA with mom, drove back with kids to Nebraska by myself.  June 14: Kirtis and I go on the Stake Youth Trek at Martin's cove. We were "ma" and "pa" of a family of youth. Truly a life changing and incredible experience to be in that sacred place.
July 2014: Madi Busskohl (age 16) is baptized. She started investigating the church in February. Kirtis does some job hunting, has several serious prospects/interviews. We take a weekend camping trip to the Niabrara River and camp at Smith Falls.
August 2014: Lucy turns 3! The kids and I take a trip to Virginia for the Messick reunion. We stay at Lake Anna for a week and have a great time swimming and tubing and making fun memories. School starts for the kids: Jackson 4th grade (Mrs. Jackson), Avery 1st grade (Mrs. Dobry). Lucy starts daycare in Potter and transitions to preschool in October with Amee Hicks. I start my teaching job at Potter-Dix Jr/Sr High in Potter, NE. I teach grades 7 and 9-12, a reading class and creative writing.
September 2014: Labor day: We go hiking as a family at Vedauwoo, near Laramie, WY.
October 2014: We find out that I'm pregnant with Baby #4! We are thrilled! Oct 25- Kirtis and Jackson drive to Utah to pick up Kristi and see Landry ordained a deacon. My morning sickness is pretty bad and I'm so grateful Kristi can come to help.
November 2014: Travel to Utah for Thanksgiving. We take Madi with us and take her to temple square and BYU.
December 2014: Kirtis starts a new role within Cabelas in the Commercialization department. Avery turns 7! She spends her birthday going to Denver with Kirtis to pick up Kristi. Kristi's flight is canceled, so Kirtis and Avery have a lot of time in Denver to kill while they wait for her new flight to get in. They go out to a Chinese Restaurant and Kirtis takes Avery to Justice and buys her a new outfit.  We spend Christmas in Nebraska with Kristi and go to Utah around the 27th.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas and New Years 2014

Get together with Rhonda… 2 pregnant bellies! I'm due in June and she's due in April. Tammy's due in March! So fun being pregnant with my sisters!!



New Years Eve 2014: Olivia, Polly, Lucy and I went to get nails done while the other kids went sledding with Kirtis and Alex. Lucy was a big girl and sat still an extremely long time! She is a great little buddy!

New Years Eve celebration at Alex and Polly's house. We also celebrated Emma's 16th birthday.

Cute girls! 

 Banging pots before bed at gramma's house! 

Happy new year! Excited for 2015 and all that it will bring!

Christmas 2014

Christmas morning in Nebraska
 The kids got a lot of winter gear for Christmas! We need it in Nebraska!

 A few days after Christmas, we headed to Utah for more fun. One day Rhonda and Greg's family and mom were all able to come to Kristi's house in Lehi. (We had planned to meet in Farmington's at mom's house- but her power was out!) Anyway, the cousins had tons of fun all playing together and catching up.

 Silly kid faces! 
Lucy
 Avery
 Ruby
 Jackson
 Cora

Wednesday, December 24, 2014