And I have to share this picture. It is my favorite picture of Trevor and Jake. He really is so good with kids and is going to be a fabulous father when we have kids - which for those of you who are wondering - will be soon but not right now. And yes I know, I am not getting any younger.
So what else have we done? And by the way, these are not in chronological order.
2. Went to Reno twice - and both trips were spontaneous!
3. I oversaw the California Women for Agriculture Convention in Chico and I must say it was a success.
4. Jake's best friends Gregg, Art and Jimmy spent a weekend in the North State duck hunting, laughing and of course eating. This was a fun weekend and I hope we can do it again soon.
5. I attended the California Farm Bureau Convention in Burlingame.
6. We spent New Year's eve with our dear friends Amy & Stacy Gore and their son Jonathon. News Flash - Stacy & Amy have asked Jake and I to be Jonathon's godparents and we are so honored and so excited!
7. Jake went snowmobiling with Stacy and he only fell off twice and did not come home bruised and broken. I guess this was pretty good since he had never rode a sled before.
8. Jake took me to where he grew up - Lompoc - and showed me where his family is from. It was a great weekend!
And probably the one thing that left the longest lasting impression - literally - of the last few months - my eight second bullride on the mechanical bull at Chico's infamous Crazy Horse Saloon. The reason it left the biggest impression is because I had a bruise on my backside the size of Jake's foot for a week and a half! That would be a size 12 for those of you who are even remotely curious. While this was not one of my more intelligent life decisions, it was fun and I don't regret it. The only thing I do regret is that Jake was not there to witness it. But of course there is digital evidence. Who knows, it might make next years Christmas Card.
Since I am on the subject, I have to say my biggest regret of the 2008 holiday was I never wrote our Annual Christmas letter. I had great intentions, really. But who knows - there are many holidays and who know that letter may just arrive in your mailbox, minus the jingle bells.
I hope that everyone is enjoying 2009 despite the state of our economy. Just remember this, at the end of the day, each of us still has our family and each other. Much love to all. ~mrs. c