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This past year of 2010 has been one to remember for the Tappana’s. We had our ups and downs, hard times and wonderful times, and made great memories along the way. Here is a recap of this year.
In January we both went back to school. Sam at LDSBC working on his Business Transfer degree, and I decided to try my hand at the U doing English Literature. Sam also started a new Job at DMBA doing customer service. It is a fantastic job and a great company to work for.
In February, we celebrated our first Valentines Day as a married couple and Sam turned 24 on the 24th, causing me to give him more than one day of celebrations. I had to make a big deal out of it after all.
In March, we found out Stella (our Neon) had a bad transmission (even though she is still kicking today, we can’t drive her too far) so after much looking, we found ourselves a 2002 Honda Accord I named Lola. We love her. Also, we found a deal on a new Apartment, since our lease on our first one was ending. We got the free rent in March, so we got the apartment a little earlier than originally planned. But things worked out.
April we had to pay double rent (which we got back with our security deopsit) and spent the month moving from our old place to our new one. We miss our first apartment, but enjoy having all our own stuff in the new one.
May we both finished school. Sam for a few weeks till summer semester, me for a while longer since I decided English Lit wasn’t the way to go. I still can’t figure out what to do. We also celebrated our big One Year Anniversary! It was so wonderful. We also had another niece born, Emery Elizabeth Tappana, Tim and Ashley’s baby!
In June we had a fun time going to Taylorsville Dayzz and doing fun summer month activities! I love June and July!
July we celebrated my big 24 birthday. Later that month we took a family trip to Yellowstone. It was probably one of the most fun family vacations ever! We stayed in a super nice cabin in Island Park and hiked one of my favorite hikes I have ever been on, The Coffee Pots Trail. It was beautiful. We obviously went to Yellowstone and at the end drove to Jackson Hole and went to the Bar J. I still miss that vacation. Although when we got home I had the rude awakening of Jury Duty. Lame.
August we soaked in the last month of summer. Sam finished summer semester, and I…didn’t do much. Our place doesn’t have A/C, so we were both looking forward to cooler weather coming soon, although when summer comes to an end, it’s always sad.
In September, Fall semester started up for Sam again, and I, still not knowing what to do in life, made a plan of things to do while Sam was away including going to the gym more, learning how to cook better, be more crafty, and keep a tidy house. You know, wifey things. I also got a promotion at work. No more customers for me!
October is one of our favorite months. It is the month we always ended up getting together, and this October marked 9 years of the beginning of us. We also went down to Cedar City for our annual Homecoming Reunion, this year being another fun time. For Halloween, we dressed up as Ken and Barbie. The costumes didn’t turn out exactly how I wanted them to, but it was still super fun. And lastly, we had nephew number two, Brae George Thomas Bingham born, son of Jared and Emily.
November, another great month, we took our fun Christmas card pictures with the help of my brother Erik and had a fun weekend of Thanksgiving dinners with both sides of the family. We also got free Harry Potter movie tickets through Sam's work. I was one happy fan.
December we lost my granny. It was hard, but it was time for her to go home. Sam’s little brother Jake left for his mission to Toronto Canada. He is going to make an awesome missionary, although we do miss having him around. We also had a fun Christmas month, including an awesome Christmas party with my family in which Santa came, the yearly Voice Male Christmas concert that we went to with my sister Chelsea and her husband Tracy, also the annual Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert with David Archuletta, our second Christmas together which we were both spoiled, (I got Sam a Wii. He never expected it and his face was priceless) , we had a Lord Of The Rings marathon (which I kept falling asleep during…but come on, we started it late!) and we brought in the New Year with Sam’s half brothers who live in Oregon and California. It was fun spending time with family we rarely see!
The best part of 2010? We found out we are going to have a baby in July! It’s such a strange but wonderful feeling knowing we are going to soon have a third member to our family. We feel so blessed to bring a little baby in this world.
2011 is going to be awesome.