Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011

At the end of each year I print my blog out into a book. This will be my last post of the year, so I just wanted (Mainly for me and my journaling purposes) go over the highlights (and lowlights of the year).

This year started out huge with a move from Fresno, California to a tiny town in Idaho called Star. It was a huge adjustment for us, especially moving in with my parents, but we managed and are actually enjoying this time where we can take advantage of babysitting (and having no bills!) Even though it can be rewarding, it has also been hard and we can't wait until we have a place of our own.

Then in February, we had an addition to the family, Nicholas Ryan Campbell. He is such a joy and so much fun. I almost can't remember what it was like without him!

Trent started Boise State and is continuing in the Mechanical Engineering program. He got a few more semesters completed this year, but with transferring it added on another semester of credits that didn't transfer- bummer! He enjoys the school and we are really getting into the BSU football here- It is addicting to watch!

I take a Zumba class twice a week and love the girls that I work out with (haven't lost much weight, but am slowly toning). I will be in my first recital on Jan 8- I know, recitals are for little girls, but we are just doing an intermission dance because my instructor is trying to recruit more moms to join us!

Bailey loves her nursery class and still has another whole year before she is a Sunbeam. Her Best friend Abi is a year older and will move up this week, which may be a bit hard for Bailey.

Nick is crawling and wanting to walk, but I'm really not pushing him to hurry. He is so much fun, but also can be quite stubborn and throws little tantrums if he doesn't get what he wants- they learn early!

We have made a ton of new friends and love the people here, but we also miss our California friends and everyone we left behind. It is always hard to start over, but so fun when you start to get to learn new things and get to know more people.

We have been so blessed and have enjoyed 2010 and all the "new" things it brought to us, but are looking forward to 2011 and everything it will bring. So to everyone out there, "Happy New Year" from the Campbell Family!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Meridian Light Display

Here are some videos of the light show I described in the last post. I tried to put our own videos on but after waiting a hour and a half I gave up, luckily for you there was one already on utube. It really is awesome!

Merry Christmas - tons of pictures

This year was a bit different for us, being so far away from my grandparents and extended family. We were here in Idaho with my mom and dad and ended up with a fantastic Christmas Eve...and Christmas day(so far). Last night we invited a few people from our ward over who didn't have any place to go. We had a big Turkey Dinner, watched the birth of Jesus in the Nativity movie, sang carols, and went to see an amazing Christmas light show in Meridian. My dad and Leona singing carols Donna opening up her blanket Bailey and daddy with Santa mommy and cranky Bailey riding a firetruck around the block with Santa Claus A light display in Boise, where Santa takes you for rides around his neighborhood in either his 1941 firetruck or his sleigh This display in Meridian is by far the best I have ever seen. The lights dance to music. A 15 year old somehow rigged his lights to the computer. You turn your radio to a specific station and the lights blink to the music playing on the station. It is seriously crazy. I will try and post the video I made, or the one that the kid put on utube Nick enjoying his pony Today B woke and and ran down the stairs to see if Santa had come. She was so excited and we had a great morning. Bailey staring at her presents and sitting next to her kitchen she got from Santa Nicks new toy Nick enjoying his new bottle that was left in his stocking

Friday, December 10, 2010

down n out

This last week we have been sick with the stomach flu. Friday night we had a ward talent show (we did a skit that turned out really fun!) Then we woke up Saturday morning to upset stomachs (thinking we ate something bad from the church event)...followed by vomiting and everything else. We thought it was the 24 hour bug, but it lasted almost a full week. It is now Friday and I think today was the first day that I feel myself again. Bailey got it also, but Trent only a mild case. I'm just sooooo glad to be feeling better! Nick may have actually been the first to get it and we didn't know, so he has been feeling GREAT all this week. While we have been down and out, this is how Nick has been feeling...
What a HAM!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Snow Day

Today was our first official Snow Day in Idaho. We got a call at 6:30 this morning saying that Boise State was cancelling classes today, so Trent gets to stay and play! Our subdivision doesn't get plowed, so were stuck for awhile until some melts! Fun Times!