Thursday, January 1, 2015

Looking Forward to 2015

New Years Eve party at Add and Bre's was great.  This is their first  New years party in their new home with friends and family.  It was a wear White party in honor of our Brazilians...Alex, Andrew and Sophia...that's how they do it in Brazil on New years.  We had a festive photo booth, darling decor, a funny adverb game, a 2014 trivia game which Wayne and I "rocked" at,  dancing with the disco ball, sparklers and bubbly  to ring in the New Year.....
 Mystery Cheese and crackers, Italian Sodas, Brigadiero chocolates, meatballs and franks, Star shaped cookies and.... we even had Squirt cheese for the non daring.                                                                                                                                                              We had our whole Wayne Welch Family in attendance along with friends, Sean and Taylor, Shawnee and Richard, Lindsea and Brandon, Kirsten, Bre's parents, Laila's friend Genacie Ekker and Truman's friend, Aisha.  

This is our family year in Review 2014..and looking forward to 2015 post.  I always have "homework' for everyone on New years Eve...they may not like, it but they are always glad to have a record of it. I don't have everyone's, but I got a quite a few back.

Name: Melinda
Age: 52
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Food:  Green Smoothie...I still like em!
Favorite Activity: Singing-- at primary, at home, on stage, in my car....
Favorite book:  End of your Life book Club
Highlights of 2014
Greatest lesson learned:  It's good to shed light on "secrets."  Action always cures fear
Hardest thing this year: My dad falling down so much and being hospitalized and not able to get around.  Having teenager Laila shut me out of her life.
Favorite memory:  Holding Alfie for the first time... introducing myself and he just looked at me, like he knew me.
What I loved about 2014:  Monson's world falling into place with mission return and marriage to Lexi.  And I have loved playing with Grandkids!!
Looking forward to 2015
Want to learn:  How to parent Laila better
Want to get better at:  family dinner plans and eating together  during the week
Goals for 2015:  100 mile bike race and NYC Broadway baby!

Name: Wayne
Age: 52
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Food:  Sushi
Favorite Activity: eating Sushi
Favorite book: Read so about, "All about Sushi"
Highlights of 2014
Hardest thing this year: thawing out our frozen bathroom pipe for 9 hours
Favorite memory:  Going to the Sacred Grove
What I loved about 2014:  Monson's life falling into place with mission return and marriage to Lexi
Looking forward to 2015
Want to learn:  More Mandarin
Want to get better at:  Biking
Goals for 2015:  Eat Healthry  and LOTOJA bike race -- 206 miles in one day

Name: Landon
Age: 26
Favorite Color: Gold
Favorite Food:  Pizza
Favorite Activity: Cuddle time with my people
Favorite book:  Tell the Wolves I'm home
Highlights of 2014
Greatest lesson learned: God is Good, all of the time.
Hardest thing this year: Custody Crazy
Favorite memory:  All of the trips with Alex, and the one with the kids too.
What I loved about 2014:  Learning, loving and growing together as a family
Looking forward to 2015
Want to learn:  Portuguese
Want to get better at:  Healthy life habits
Goals for 2015:  Got back into school.  Learn Portuguese. Work out more. Spend more quality time with the kiddos.

Name: Alex
Age: 31
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food:  Italian
Favorite Activity: Family Time
Favorite book:  And then there were None.
Highlights of 2014
Greatest lesson learned: Focus on your goals and take it one day at a time.
Hardest thing this year: Ongoing Custody battle that seems to be never ending
Favorite memory:  Disneyland with the Kiddos
What I loved about 2014:  The START of a new phase in our family life
Looking forward to 2015
Want to finish:  My college degree
Want to get better at:  eating habits
Goals for 2015:  Eat Healthey,  Work out more. Spend more quality time with my children.

Name: Truman
Age: 23
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Food:  Fries
Favorite Activity: Hiking
Favorite book:  Good to Great
Highlights of 2014
Greatest lesson learned: It's better to be really good to a few people than a decent friend to a lot of them.
Hardest thing this year: Turning 23 years old!
Favorite memory: Meeitn Sondre Lerche and seeng him perform: Sazoon
What I loved about 2014:  Being BFFs with Aisha and Mars
Want to learn:  How to navigate with a map
Want to get better at:  Saying No and not feeling bad
Goals for 2015:  Hike Pacific Crest Trail

Name: Laila
Age: 12
Favorite Color: Turquoise
Favorite Food:  Salmon
Favorite Activity: Reading
Favorite book:  The Scorch Trials
Highlights of 2014
Greatest lesson learned: There's a lot of fake friends
Hardest thing this year: 7th Grade
Favorite memory:  "Ahh!  A cart!"
What I loved about 2014:  That my best friend, Genacie proved that she'll always be there for me even when I don't deserve it.
Looking forward to 2015
Want to learn:  to speak French
Want to get better at:  Not using my phone so often
Goals for 2015:  Learn the whole rap to "Rap God"

Name: Lexi
Age: 20
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Food:  Gluten Free Pizza
Favorite Activity: Going to the Movies
Favorite book:  Book of Mormon
Highlights of 2014
Greatest lesson learned: Don't drive on a flat tire
Hardest thing this year: Moving away from my family
Favorite memory:  My Wedding with Monson Cole Welch
What I loved about 2014:  I married my best friend and joined an awesome family
Looking forward to 2015
Want to learn:  How to make Momma Melinda's chocolate chip cookies
Want to get better at:  Working our more
Goals for 2015:  Cook for my hubby more

Name: Monson
Age: 22
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Food:  Pizza
Favorite Activity: movies with Wife
Favorite book:  Book of Mormon
Highlights of 2014
Greatest lesson learned: Love my wife everyday no matter what!
Hardest thing this year: Paying for everything with my own money
Favorite memory:  Wedding Day NOv. 21, 2014
What I loved about 2014:  Lexi Rae Welch!
Looking forward to 2015
Want to learn:  How to run a successful business
Want to get better at:  Scripture Study
Goals for 2015:  Make loads of money

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