Friday, January 1, 2016

2015: A Year in Photos

(January) Ben growing even more sweet and very smart (not even in preschool and knows many of the letter sounds =)

(January-ish) His art work!

(February) Snow day! It was gone by 1pm but I lavished in the brisk cold air as long as I could
This was a few weeks before learning my entire department with Adidas was being dismantled 

First snowman xo

(March) Momma and Son time oh and I chopped my hair, I was a hair away from doing a Brittany Spears and shaving the whole thing off out but a diet DP saved me

Ben joined a soccer team and when he WASN'T playing on the bleachers or anywhere BUT the field he actually played soccer a few seconds each game

(Easter) Daddy & Son time.  

(June) Now unemployed but happy to be home with my Ben again! Not sure he's happy about it too though this WAS us on the Grassy-Knoll at the 6th Floor JKF Memorial so he was probably upset about that!

Grandma comes and takes Ben to his first ball game, the zoo and many visits to his favorite Mc E Dee's

It's always fun when Grandpa comes

And teaches the importances of gardening!

Having a hard time getting your kids to eat vegetables? Put them in liquid form and then freeze -DONE!

Ben got into zombies this year, BIG TIME!

(July) We found ourselves with two tragically dying vehicles (Saabs, no pun intended) worth only a couple hundred each. Tom studied long and hard to find the MOST high ranked economical domestic thing that was also in the lowest price range...Ford Fiesta, ugly as sin but has yet to give us problems (fingers crossed)

Tronier (TER-OWN-YEA) Family Reunion in Tennessee 

Waiting and waiting to ride!

The wait paid off! (Mom can't ride unless she wants to be mess up her back/neck more so she took the pictures and held purses...yay.)

Oh what do you do in the summer time when the pool is closed the first 3 weeks of August and most days before then too in Texas heat and feels like Satan's hot, sticky breath?? Ice Cream. Eat it or just spread it all over yourself. 

Oh look at that it's time to have another baby

Fish Taco. Take that Cafe Rio.

(September) After 18 months I HAVE to go home to Oregon!

Oregon Coast 

Ben's 4th birthday, loving playful and equally active cousins Seth, Madison, Triplets, and Joshua

Working on his mechanic skills

(October) Grandma White sends Ben packages and he loves them!

(November) Ben's first time going camping

(December) Walking around Texas' biggest Christmas store for fun and watching people drop several hundred dollars on decorations -I'd be jealous but I'll probably be THAT person some day ;)

Just chilling with Spiderman

My birthday with my favorite guys at my favorite restaurant 
Unfortunately, I puked it all up moments after getting home

Cheese pizza all to himself, so spoiled.

Tom still loves his job at Apple- yes he can hook you up with a discount and no he doesn't get a cent in commission and of course we pity all those who still pay a cent for any PC device

Tom's sister Marchet and I at a Christmas Eve Mass- Baptist style. I highly enjoyed it! Got to lite an actual candle in an actual church lol 

Christmas day at Aunt Cheri's. It was 75 degrees- GROSS!


End of 2012

End of 2013

End of 2014

End of 2015

Interestingly enough, losing 60-65% of our income due to being layed off and 2015 being our broke-est year yet we still managed to pay off the most within one year, not sure how that happened and we are still another 65K away but we're still actively in our mode of not living like everyone else so someday we will live like no one else! "keep on swimming, keep on swimming..."