BC: Life is not about how many breathes you take, but about the moments that take your breath away.
FC: OUR | FAMILY'S | IN REVIEW | YEAR | 2012
1: HOME | IS WHEREVER WE ARE, BUT WE CURRENTLY LIVE IN | Idaho Falls, | ID
2: in this family | WE LAUGH LOUDLY | WE MAKE MISTAKES | WE SAY I'M SORRY | WE ARE | WE CHERISH FRIENDS | WE HONOR | WE SHARE | WE LOVE DEEPLY | PATIENT | family | WE ARE GRATEFUL
5: live | love | laugh | every moment | everyday | beyond words
6: Creating Memories | Tube Party at Alturas Lake | Barney Hot Springs at Sawmill Canyon | Grandpa & Marshall
8: OH THE PLACES WE'VE | TRAVELED | 1 | North Idaho/Canada | Spring break allowed us to go and visit Sean and Caroline. Although stomach flu hit a few fellow passengers in the car it did allow a fun pit stop in Coeur d' Alene while we rode out the stomach storm so to say. While visiting Sean and Caroline we were able to visit a very nearby swimming pool in Canada. This was exciting making us INTERNATIONAL travelers.
9: 2 | 3 | 4 | Kansas City, Missouri | Seattle, WA | ALTURAS | Amber was lucky to tag along with Carlan while he attended certifications in Kansas City. By day Amber spent her time lounging by the pool and exploring nearby shopping malls,, by night the two were able to explore much of the rich Church history that is found there. | Carlan graduated from PCBS and Amber flew out for the graduation. Highlights include an underground city tour, catching a Mariners game, a tour of Pikes Market as well as a quick stop to see Monica in Oregon. | We were finally able to go and visit ALturas Lake with Grandma and Grandpa Durrant. Highlights include a wild tube rides, including Preston's first ditch into the lake. Other highlights include jumping off the dock into frigid water, kneeboarding as well as an impressive amount of time Marshall spent throwing rocks into the water.
10: MARRIED FOR | 10 | YEARS | Carlan & Amber | This year we celebrated our tenth anniversary. It was a busy year but we managed to get away on a few trips together to Kansas City and Seattle.
11: We look forward to many more years ahead!
12: Ally | 7 | TURNED | THIS YEAR | SWIMMING | LAUGHING | FRIENDS
13: DANCE | Ally is a girl full of vibrancy and life. Ally can almost always be found with a giant smile on her face. Some of her favorite things include her beloved friends. She is always with friends new and old. Ally is very intelligent. This was proved when she won first place at the GATE science fair. She also loves spending hours playing in the summer sun chillin in the back yard pool. There are usually a whole slew of her buddies hangin out spending the day swimming. Music is another favorite of Ally. Her favorites include Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and One Direction. She loves to dance and has been doing it for 4 years.
14: PRESTON | T BALL | The best way to describe Preston is a boy who is full of LOVE. Preston is constantly telling his family how much he loves them. Some of Preston's other favorites include fun in the sun as well as hanging out with buds. He can often be found riding his bike or scooter. Preston loves adventure and enjoys camping with his family.
15: IS NOW | 4 | BIKE | CAMPING | Preston has had a few good bangs this year. It comes with being a rough and tough boy. He got a pretty good black eye climbing the rocks at the park as well as put his teeth through his lip while riding his bike. Hardly shed many tears though, proving to his mommy just how tough he really is.
16: Marshall is a busy, carefree 2 year old boy. He loves to run, gallop, get dirty, make noise and CANNON BALL! He loves his Grandpa, Thomas the Train and can be found with his lovey and blanket wherever he goes. He is a very funny boy and loves wrestling with his daddy. | Thomas the Train
19: Live your life with arms wide open Today is where your book begins The rest is still unwritten. -Natasha Bedingfield-
20: HIGHLIGHTS | OUR YEAR'S | 1 | Visiting Sean and Caroline in Bonner's Ferry was a highlight. Also we became international travelers when we visited Creston Canada. | Lots of hiking, camping and fishing this summer. There was the annual m - 3 reunion which included a 3 mile hike into Sawmill Lake, Ally getting a fish hook in her eye and lots of crazy shenanigans. While mom was at girls camp dad and the kids visited Gma and Gpa Durrant at Alturas Lake. In addition to these great adventures mom hiked Table Rock for the first time. | VERY PROUD | 2 | 3 | The completion of the basement allowed for double the amount of space. We now love watching movies and staying cuddly warm by the fire.
21: The kids were intrigued by ghost towns so we found another in Bannack Montana while traveling along on Carlan's business trip to Dillon. This was absolutely the funnest time ever as we visited each historic building that was open to walk through. The spookiest part was we were completely alone. No one else was there to visit that day. We could have spent hours there. | Grandma and Grandpa finally bought a cabin in Island Park. A stay over conference weekend allowed us to visit a very beautiful Yellowstone in all it's fall glory. We even had a chance to go visit a Montana ghost town named Virgina City. | We went into the mountains to harvest our own Christmas tree this year. | 4 | 5 | 6