BC: The beginning
1: We spent New Years at the cabin, Ty's 26th birthday at Simon & Seaforts, and celebrated Bella's 2nd birthday! Manda got to sit in a DA42, Tyler took some pics while cross country skiing, and played with his glider. The Walkers came out to the Martin's house to ride her horse, and we played the Iditarod game from Robin & Sue! | J A N U A R Y
3: Manda's tattoo got finished, Tyler took some photos from work, and we took our first trip to Billings MT to find a house, which we did! We made an offer and purchased our first home for $142,500, a 3br 1 ba 1400 sq ft house on Foster Lane on 1/4 acre of land. Got the suburban ready to sell also! | F E B R U A R Y
4: M A R C H | We attended Iditarod with Spencer and the Walkers before Manda left for Oklahoma City. Tyler spent a couple weeks in Seattle before moving into our new house in Billings, and our Godson, Archer Thomas was born!
5: Manda returned from Oklahoma City to a home that Tyler had well organized. Tyler was enjoying his work at Big Sky Airlines. | A P R I L
6: MAY | We started remodeling the "guest" room, removing wallpaper, mirrors, and eventually, the paint from all the walls - it was a lot of work but really paid off in the end! We got a lot of stuff done outside, Manda turned 26 and took a trip to WA Memorial Day weekend to meet Archer and see family!
7: Extreme Makeover Home Edition came to Billings, and we got to volunteer to help! We finished the guest room, attended our first Mustang's game, and Tyler did some training in Watertown, NY. | J U N E
8: J U L Y | Heather came out to visit and we were busy! Watched fireworks for the 4th, hiked up to the Pictograph Caves outside of Billings, took her to the tower, and we went horseback riding in Absarokee! We attended a Mustangs game with Bob and hung out at his place afterwards, also! Probably the most exciting part of July was finding out that we were pregnant and sharing the news with our families, which we got to do when we traveled west for the family reunion and to see the Fouts! We also went to Red Lodge for a motorcycle rally, and a B17 came to Billings.
10: Mom, Dad and Granma Ann came to visit before driving through Yellowstone, and Manda left for her 2nd trip to Oklahoma City for RTF where she got to spend a lot of time with Manda & Scott! | A U G U S T
11: Manda went to the Zoo with Scott & Manda, and the OKC Memorial with friends from class. Tyler drove to WA to get some things, including a kennel for our new dog, Otis! Ty shot his first turkey, and we started demolition on our bedroom! | S E P T E M B E R
12: O C T O B E R
13: We replaced the mailbox, began framing in the closets, and put new light fixtures in the bedroom. Manda made a trip to WA for Heather's 25th birthday dinner and got to spend time with some girlfriends and the Fouts! We carved pumpkins and had a lot of fun decorating for Halloween!
14: Our new puppy, Sadie, joined our family after we got back from our last non-rev trip to San Francisco for Bailey & Aaron's wedding! They had the rehearsal dinner on a dinner train, and the reception at the Vi Sattui Winery in Napa - the whole thing was amazing! We even got upgraded to 1st class for our flight home! Tyler shot his first Montana deer and enjoyed getting out and exploring the area. Manda got checked out on LC, and we spent Thanksgiving with Tyler's family at Uncle Jerry's house in Spanaway - a very full but fun month! | N O V E M B E R
19: We finished the closets in the bedroom but still had to tongue & groove the rest of the room. We went for a lot of walks with the dogs at the dog park, and got ready for Christmas! We both had to work, so we had a Christmas dinner at the tower with Manda's co-workers and families! | D E C E M B E R