Monday, January 14, 2013

Top 12 of 2012

Here are the Top 12 events of 2012
  1. Yellowstone Vacation- I was supposed to go to North Carolina for two weeks at the end of July first of August. Dustin's sister Haley offered to go with me so I could take my kids. I was able to talk my boss out of sending me, but since Haley had already asked for the time off we decided to take a week vacation instead. We headed to Yellowstone and toured a bunch of the surrounding sights as well.
  2. Roger Hatch Family Reunion- At the end of June we were able to enjoy a reunion with my dad's family in Cedar City. It was fun to see a lot of family we don't see very often.
  3. Grandparent's 60th Anniversary- We were able to join my grandparents in celebrating 60 years of marriage.
  4. Whitlee turned 1- My sweet little Angel baby turned 1 on June 7. She had two parties and plenty of cake.
  5. Dalley turned 4- My little cowboy turned 4 on February 28th. I did a party for him at school and we had a family party that night.
  6. Dustin got a new Job- After 7 years of working 70+ hours a week with very little recognition, Dustin was able to quit and go work for my brother. It has been a good change. He is now at a job where his abilities with horses and cows are appreciated, and he feels good about the work he is doing.
  7. I achieved 10 years at my career-On May 7, 2012, I achieved my ten year pin. It is crazy to think that I have been working at this job this long. I worked a year in Cedar and have been in Panguitch 9 years. I am very blessed to be able to say that I still love what I do and I still feel like we are making a positive change in Agriculture.
  8. I got a promotion- Five years ago I was promoted to be the District Director over the Upper Sevier District. there are only 10 District Directors in the state. I have been  paid less than all of the other Directors for the last five years. This year I was able to request a desk audit where they analyzed the work I was doing to determine if it deserved a a higher pay grade. They determine that I literally was working above my pay grade. It was a huge deal for me when they promoted me this last November. It felt good to have my work recognized
  9. We were able to make about ten trips to Hiko this year- It is a lot less than I would like, but I am glad that we get to go as much as possible. If I had my way we would live closer to my parents. I was so blessed to live close to my grandparents growing up and I wish my kids could have the same opportunity. Until we find a way to move out there we are just going to have to go out as much as possible.
  10. Family dinners-Dustin has two nieces and a nephew that live here in Circleville with their dad. Their dad works long hours 4 nights a week and they are home alone all of the time. We were able to start having them come over on the nights their dad works to have dinner with us. It has been such a blessing. They are good kids and it is fun to have them around. Feeding three more people has definitely dented my grocery bill, but it has been totally worth it.
  11. Thanksgiving- I love thanksgiving and spending time with Family. We went to Hiko this year and spent Thanksgiving with my parents and Luke's family. then on Friday Rowdy's family came down and we were able to spend time with them.
  12. Christmas and New Year's- We headed out to Nevada again for Christmas. We spent Christmas Eve with my grandparents then Christmas day with my parents and Luke's family. rowdy and Shauna came for New Year's. I took two weeks off work and the kids and I spent the whole time in Hiko. I can't think of any better way to spend the Holidays

This last year was a great one. Full of ups and downs and changes. My family is so blessed and I would change any part of it!