So I have wanted to update this forever, and we are in March already?! I found an app on my phone to update from my phone so this will make my life easier:) Here is the year 2011 summarized. Mostly for me to look back at, but here we go.
Highlights of 2011:
January—For Cameron’s birthday present, we went to the Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns game. Our seats were at the very top of the arena, but at halftime, we snuck down to the bottom bowl and got better seatsJ
Cameron’s brother Brit also came to visit us and brought little Johnny with him. It was fun getting to know him and Johnny better.
February—We were going to go to Free Museum Day in Sacramento where all the museums are free, but missed the exit, so we decided to take a random trip to San Francisco instead. We went to Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf and walked miles and miles around San Francisco. It was so much fun!
We also moved to our new apartment in Roseville. It was a downsize but we had lots of fun amenities like 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, basketball, tennis, racquetball, a sauna, a tanning bed, and a gym. We were also half a block from Cameron’s work! Woohoo!
March—Cameron’s work put together a coed softball team and our games started in March. Our team wasn’t the best, but we had a lot of fun playing. It felt good to play softball again and I had some good hits and plays. Cameron had a few home runs and a grand slam.
April—We went to see one of our favorite bands Young the Giant play in San Francisco.
May—Our friend Michael Dahm moved from Arizona to Roseville and moved in with us. He got a job where Cameron works and it has been a blessing having him live with us.
We watched my sister Julianne’s kids for a week while they went to Hawaii. It was stressful, but a lot of fun.
We got little baby child, Dexter. He was abandoned in one of my co-worker’s friend’s yard and they needed a home for him. We took him in, and he has given us endless entertainment since (and headaches sometimes)
Cameron’s family came to visit us. Our 614 square foot apartment was crammed with 7 people, but it was a blast having them there.
My dear, dear Grandpa Gentry passed away and I drove with my brother-in-law Lyman and my niece and nephews to St. George Utah. It was a sad time, but we stayed in a “crazy ass house” and made lots of family memories.
Baby Kingston Wesley Gentry was born!
June—We took another little trip to San Francisco with some of Cameron’s family.
I sang the song “For Good” from the musical Wicked with my sister Miken at a “going away” party for her principal.
Baby Rivers Dean Gentry was born!
July—Cameron and I took a last minute trip to Disneyland and southern California for 4th of July weekend. We had SO much fun! We had a nice hotel, went to the beach, went to Disneyland, then decided to drive over to Las Vegas to see my brother David and his family and spend 4th of July there with them. It was one of my favorite memories from 2011.
My sister Maren and her family visited Roseville. Since my other 2 sisters are in the area as well, we had a sister day where we got pedicures and pictures together and laughed A LOT.
I had the opportunity to go part-time at work and focus more on school.
I turned 22!!
August—Cameron and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary on August 21st.
I also went through the Temple for the first time and my Mom and Mother-In-Law came out to be there with me. It was such a special time for all of us.
September—Cameron and I drove to Utah and were sealed on September 2nd in the Salt Lake City Temple. A lot of our family made it from around the area and from far away. This was the highlight of my year.
October—Nothing too special except we celebrated Cameron’s birthday. His birthday is in December, 4 days after Christmas, so he wanted to celebrate another time when we could actually make it a more special day. I got him tickets to see some of our favorite bands in concert in San Francisco. We saw Manchester Orchestra and The Dear Hunter.
November—Cameron went to Sacramento every day for a week and a half to take classes to become an insurance agent. He passed his test on his first try, which doesn’t happen very often, and became a licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent in the state of California.
We celebrated Thanksgiving with my sisters and their families.
We decorated for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. Let me note how hard it was to keep our tree decorated with our little devil cat Dexter. He liked to jump into the tree and tear the decorations down.
December—All my siblings made it to AZ the first weekend in December to surprise my Dad for his last performance of Feast of Carols. I had been involved in planning a secret alumni performance, and helped get donations to send my parents on a cruise to Alaska as a big thank you for all their work through the years. It was great seeing all my family and great being home in AZ again.
Our family dog, Briggs, passed away just a few days before we got to AZ. He will always be loved and truly missed.
Cameron and I spent Christmas in Roseville by ourselves. We opened our presents at midnight Christmas Eve.
There we go!