If you haven't noticed, I've taken quite the hiatus from blogging.... not so much by choice - mostly just circumstance. Life around the Potter household has been crazy busy the last few months, and blogging always seems to get the lowest priority on my list of things to do. So here's my attempt at documenting some of the highlights from the last part of 2010:
Aaron graduated with his bachelor's degree in business strategy in August. And though that in itself is quite the accomplishment, he graduated from UVU in April with an additional bachelor's degree in aviation. I think that might be the ultimate definition of constant multi-tasking.
Nick's mom, Becki, and his brother Casey came to visit over Labor Day weekend and we all got to go to the BYU football home opener. We lucked out and caught one of the winning games of the season!
My sister Marissa came to visit! The last time she was in Logan, Nick and I were selling in Orlando and I didn't make it home. This is the first time both of us had been back home together since they moved in Summer of 2008. The timing worked out great and we were all able to be at the LHS homecoming parade to see Scott drive out on the field with the rest of the homecoming royalty.
I can't believe how grown up my little brother is! He's bypassed all of us in height, and he's still not done growing! He just found out last month that he got accepted to both USU and U of U. So crazy to think he'll be in college in a few months!
Marissa's husband, Dan, is a third year medical student. We were sad that he couldn't make it out to visit this time with his busy schedule, but we're hoping that we'll all be able to take a (complete) family photo with him soon!
People always say how similar these two look, but what kills me is that they always accidentally dress alike, too!
We took advantage of the beautiful autumn weather and took an awesome Sunday walk up Logan canyon. This picture makes me laugh every time - my Dad thought he'd be funny and clip Kona's leash on Eliza's jacket. She was so confused and couldn't figure out what was happening. Her face says it all!
I was so lucky to take a break from work and school to be at my parents for a few days during their visit. Liza is the ultimate girl - she loves everything about doing hair, painting nails, and pretty much everything that is pink. She couldn't wait to play with grandma's doll and jewelry Play-Doh collection after breakfast (hence the pajamas and huge Play-Doh earring).
This little girl turns 4 years old in just a couple weeks - it seems just like yesterday we were in the hospital visiting her as newborn. I'm so excited to have my sister and her little girls visit again next month - they've grown up so much even since they came in September!
One of my good friends, Chelsea from my Italy study abroad, was in town from California visiting family in Utah over Thanksgiving. I haven't seen her since my wedding, so it was a lot of fun to get together for lunch with her and Jo. We missed Emily - the other part to our group of four - who was finishing up an internship in Washington D.C. Hopefully some day soon we'll all have a reunion again!
We topped off our lunch date with a trip to my favorite dessert cafe, The Chocolate. Simply delicious!
My cousin's wife, Julie, just had her baby this month and we I got to go to a fun shower for her with some of my cousins and my aunt. Julie, (second from left) was 8 months pregnant in this picture, but she was so tiny you can't even see her baby bump! It had been at least a year since I had seen all of them and it was so much fun to catch up.
One of my favorite parts about the Christmas season is all of the music and concerts going on. We got to see John Schmidt in concert at Kingsbury Hall with my grandma and uncle. Besides the Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert, it's probably one of the best I've been to!
My other favorite part about the season is Christmas lights! The Riverwoods mall did an awesome job with their Christmas decoration this year - and they were even doing horse-pulled sleigh rides. We celebrated finishing all of our final exams with a trip to Tucanos - such a great ending to a crazy semester. Sorry for the blurry picture - it's the best I could get with the lighting!