Well, I hated this year. There is no simple, nice, sugary sweet way to say it.; one day, one phone call turned my world upside down this year. We lost our dad this year. I can (and will) post a run down of all the wonderful things we have done in 2013, but honestly, I can't really remember a lot of it due to the constant blur I feel I have been in since the very end of March.
I am more than happy and ready to ring in a new year. I am greatly looking forward to 2014, and all that it will bring.
The Chatfield Family wishes you all a very safe, happy, and healthy new year!!
My mom and dad came to Utah to visit and help celebrate Meggie's 1st birthday.
Meg got really, really sick, having RSV almost the entire month.
This would be the last time I would see, hug, or talk face to face with my dad. We had such a great time together. I am so thankful for this visit- especially now.
I celebrated my first annual 29th birthday (immature, yes).
Amy got her first bike; we spent a lot of time outside.
My dad died in a helicopter accident while out on a search and rescue mission. My dad, one trooper, and the injured snow-machiner all perished in the crash.
Jeramie and I flew to Alaska to help my mom and sisters.
April (worst. month. ever.):
Dad's memorial service was held on the 6th of April.
Trooper Tage Tolls memorial service was held on the 7th of April.
I broke my foot jogging.
A pipe bomb was found on the roof of the school I teach at. We had to evacuate and everything.
I was rear-ended on my way to work shortly after getting back from Anchorage.
Amy and I planted our summer garden. We planted pumpkin and watermelon for the first time.
Jeramie and I went to Las Vegas for a long weekend. We had a great time.
The school year ended for me in early June. I changed grades and moved classrooms.
The girls and I played outside tons and tons!
Amy and I went to Lagoon for a day of fun.
Our family spent a day in Park City at their great farmers market.
Jerm turned 35 (Sooooooo oooooooooold) :)
The girls and I headed to Anchorage for a month of fun with grandma, Aunt Ashley, Aunt Kelly, the respective uncles, Melanie, and Miss Ally. We fished, hiked, ate, and partied it up the whole time.
We also traveled via 4-wheeler to the site where dad went down. It was another hard day; but made nice by wonderful friends.
Amy and I saw a black bear as we hiked Flat Top.
Amy celebrated her 4th birthday!!!
The girls and I took several "end of summer" day trips to the beach, parks, etc...
Amy started pre-school!!!!
Mommy started school too; teaching 3rd grade!!
School in full swing; going well for everyone.
The girls and I check out the Utah State Fair in Salt Lake City.
The Chatfield family gets ready for Halloween. We visit the pumpkin patch.
Amy is Sleeping Beauty, Meggie is a pumpkin.
Amy and I take a girls trip to Park City. We had so much fun shopping and playing in the hotel pool.
Mommy spends a lot of time making stuff for Kelly's bridal shower (and loves every crafty, glue filled minute).
The girls and I go to the Christmas Tree Jubilee.
We have a wonderful Thanksgiving
The Chatfield family does a lot of holiday stuff!!
Tree House Museum
Butters, our elf, shows back up, helping keep the girls in line. :)
Amy enjoys a much needed play-date with one of her besties, Austen.
The family has a wonderful Christmas.