I have been such a slacker this past year with posting. What an eventful year it was. In March we decided to finish our basement. While the house was torn up, and we had construction help (thank you brother-in-law Bob!!!) we thought we would sheet rock and close off our loft and turn it into another master bedroom and bathroom, then since we were getting that done, we needed new carpeting, and then since we were getting new carpeting, we found a great deal on hardwood floor and decided to re-floor the first floor. Then all of the rooms got repainted. WHEW!!! We finished the project (well... there is still touch up to be done) the week prior to Christmas. My parents and my sister, Emily and her husband, Kallen all came to our home for Christmas. It was a wonderful to have them visit. Wonderful to have my home in order! Also this year, we move our business office out of our home and into a rental space on location of where Jason's shop is. It was so nice to have the business out of the house. I hired a babysitter and WENT to work 2 days a week. Jason hired a landscape designer and we added landscaping to the business. It was a sucessful year, but expensive growing pains! I vow to keep posting. We have so many crazy things that go on in our life and so many funny things that the kids say and do. I will keep up in 2009!