Monday, December 29, 2008

Review of 2008

While I was pondering about what God has done for us in 2008- I started making an outline of what actually happened this year!

January- Our dear Friend from Argentina came to visit- Veronica Escalante. She took her "summer" vacation and came to visit us for 2 weeks. She arrived in Los Angeles on Wednesday night January 15th and on Thursday we took her on a 4 day cruise to Cabo San Lucas Mexico- We had a wonderful time! God was good to us enabling us to upgrade our cabin making the trip very comfortable! The last week of her visit we had the pleasure of having my brother Philip, Rosalyn and Rachel visit. This was great for Veronica. She got to practice her English with Rachel and in the process she made a new friend. To this day Veronica still asks how Rachel is doing! We all went together to Disneyland on our way back to Los Angeles to drop Veronica off. It was hard to let her go.

February was a fairly quiet month for us- My mother was able to come out and visit/work at my office. It is a real blessing to have her with us!

March also a quiet month- This is the month that we decided to enrol Paul at Liberty University to finish his Bachelors.

April flew by quickly- This month is a busy one for me- I have a lot of policies that renew that month so I had lots of proposals to get together! We also got the acceptance letter from Liberty University! Tim and Cristina and kids were able to come and visit this month with us. It was a joy to have them with us even if the time was short.

May was a month to celebrate- not only is it my birthday month but we also took a trip to Argentina to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. We had a wonderful time visiting with friends and family.

June was the actual month of our celebration- we celebrated 10 years of marriage on June 15th. Paul started School this month. He took 2 summer classes and fared really well- one A and one B.

July I had the opportunity to take one of my CIC classes in Indianapolis- making it available to visit with my grandparents Hoyt for a while. It was good to see them. I am blessed to have grandparents that are still alive and still praising and worshiping God! I went to church with them. Grandma still plays the organ and Grandpa plays the trombone. It was a blessing to see them in action!

August was a hot month with no rain relief. For most of the time we stayed indoors to avoid burning. This is the month that I discovered blogging and I have gotten addicted to it!

September was our family cruise- It was overall a good cruise even though Paul was not able to go. It was good to get Myra Reeser (a friend) out and on vacation. She is always doing for others and never doing for herself. This trip was a real treat to her. Also this month I finished my CIC (certified insurance counselor) classes and officially became a CIC. This is a big accomplishment and I am thankful that I am done. Most people take 2-3 years to finish the classes. I managed to finish in 1 Year!!!! Hooray!

October mom and Lizzie were able to come and visit me. We had a blast on "3 chicks on a cruise". We took a 3 day cruise to Ensenada Mexico and relaxed! It was lots of fun!

November was the month to remind myself of everything I have to be thankful for- which included a trip to Atlanta to visit my family. We had a treat this year for Thanksgiving- My Aunt Judy was able to be with us which was good for all of us. We miss her so much and she is SO much fun to be with. We played games and ate and had a great time making memories with all!

December has been a good month. We had record setting snow- 8-10 inches around Las Vegas. It is a little nerve racking for me since most people in Las Vegas have NO idea how to drive in Snow- On the main day that it snowed we literally slid home! It was a bit unsettling. We also had the opportunity to Celebrate Christmas with dear friends.

It has been a GOOD year- I am looking forward see what transpires in 2009!


Linda Goossen said...

Sounds like you had a good year...but you forgot the Hulda Goossen reunion in August! :)

We had so much fun, and you got to meet so many of the cousins!

Your salad was wonderful!

Kathy said...

That is right... oops!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you are a part of our family. Your are a great inspiration and just wish you (or me) didn't live so far away. Happy New Year!
Love Aunt Sheryl