Thursday, February 17, 2011

23 in review

I had a melt down. Yes a melt down. I was turning 24, I felt so old, i felt  i hadn't accomplished much in my life. (Yes  if I'm having a melt down now - when I turn 40 I probably won't come out of my room for a week) I need reassurance, everything is okay. So to help me feel better, I decided to recap of few of my favorite highlights...

Here it goes...

September-  I have to first start out with finding out I was pregnant :)

In November we creatively told our families of our good fortune( both here and here), went to support our Dad at Dancing with the Stars, painted Aunt Mary's room, choreographed  and performed Joseph and His Dream Coat.















February we Found our boy, my 23rd Birthday, and school-school and more school.



In May I waddled my way through school and graduated with a Deaf Studies Diploma, my sister got married! brandon and I took a graduation trip to Vegas, and friend, family and neighborhood baby showers.













june. Oh love. Our sweet angel boy Daxton was born, got a good laugh out of the National Enquirer, but before all this was my pregnant belly shoot.







July, sweet baby boy was blessed, he had his first photo shoot and daxton went to all 3 hours of church.




in August 2 year anniversary in Vegas at the Donny Get together and we sat in a room for 19 hours. But made up for it by going to the Hale center theatre to see The Drowsy Chaperon. 








September, i ran my post pregnant body over the muddy hills in the Dirty dash, started my new job teaching dance and voice and went to see the heart-melting Tim McGraw





October, attended the beautiful wedding of  Don and Jessi, escaped from jail, Daxton learned how to carve a pumpkin and we became obnoxious parents as we dressed Daxton up in ties.








in November we bought a home! me and Daxton got really sick... but we are better now and we celebrated Thanksgiving.




December we went on a cruise (provo river that is), celebrated Christmas with family and partied up the new year with friends, and took some family photos 












January, Tan the man left on his mission,  oh!- and took non pregnant pictures. :) and we celebrated Brandon's birthday by going to a ceramics studio 





Phew... that feels better. Its good to look back and see some of the things that has been accomplished  and done.  Mathew Arnold sums up the rest of my feelings for me...

"Life is not about having and getting, but being and becoming."

Make it a good year!


















14 comments:

Tina said...

Shelby, that sure was fun seeing all those pictures again all at once. You sure had one amazing year!!! It will be hard to have a better year than that but I bet you will have so many fun adventures to report about.
And by the way... you look gorgeous in every one of those pictures. I'm sure, even at age 40 you will still be smokin'!!!!

Linnea said...

What a great post, Shelby. I'm starting to feel old too, but really we are still young!

Anonymous said...

Umm, yeah I've felt that way before where you don't feel like you've done alot.. but you guys sure have done a lot. Loved following the stories :)

Devon said...

Cute way to review, you guys look so cute at cassidy's wedding- love her colors.
And I love the pic with your friends and all your babies,crazy how their all like the same age.

Jane said...

Love the second to last picture. Where is that taken and did you Brandon take that picture? And your quote is great I need to live each day more with purpose. Thanks Shelby!

Shelby said...

Thanks Jane, we took that pictures at a park somewhere downtown. And yes Brandon did take that last picture. :)

janelle said...

Shelb I love you blog!! Your family is so adorable! I miss you, its been so long since I've seen you! Hope you doing well take care love!

Cassidy and Daniel Stephens said...

Oh see being 24 wasn't that bad was it? Looks to me you've accomplished quite a bit. I love that picture of you in the snow? man sis you are so pretty.

Kelsi Hansen said...

Goodness you did have quite the eventful year. Here's to hoping you have an awesome 24th year. And agreed with everyone else you look fantastic in all of these pictures. Simply gorgeous.

JDizzle said...

That was a great blog Shelby! My motto is you're not old until you start growing mold, so I think you're good.

Robin L Greenslade said...

Shelby - I think this past year you have lived life with grace and love. You are a great woman of faith, and a good role model to other women on how to be a wonderful daughter, sister, wife and mother. I wish I had had life as together as you do when I was your age.

Shelby said...

Wow thank you for all those sweet comments! Robin that was very kind of you to say those things. Thank you.

Jenny Alama said...

Shelby, that was the past year? What about the past 24 years??? You are an amazing woman. I am SO blessed to call you my friend. And the "non-pregnant" picture by the brick wall? AMAZING. Love you girl.

Forwards Fun! said...

Yeah . . I agree with everyone here - what a great year! I'm glad you posted those . . . not so much for us, but for you. I hope it lifted up your spirits and just made you realize how very blessed you are.

24? Oh, to be 24 again! Enjoy it now! It'll fly by so fast! You are very fortunate to have a husband that takes such wonderful pictures to chronicle your life. This is a gift! Thanks for sharing it with us, too!

Have another GREAT year!