Monday, January 2, 2012

Starting 2012 and reflecting on 2011

As I started writing this blog my heart is filled JOY. I have so much in my life to be thankful for and I am totally blessed. I can’t help but think about how far we have come in just a few short years. Jeremy and I have been married for 4 years in October and just welcomed our 2nd daughter 5 days before our 4 year anniversary.  Everyone told me that having two was WAY different than one (and let me tell you that it is difficult many days) but I feel so much Joy when I look into their faces and see them smile, they melt my heart. We have had a year of new beginnings in 2011 with a new house, and a new baby girl that we can’t wait to see what GOD has in store for our family in 2012.

Since I haven’t posted since Christmas I thought I would share some pictures


Audrey loves being a big sister and is a big help (when she wants to be) She is excited about holding her little sister helping feed her and burp her.


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Caroline helped welcome home her new little cousin Kate just days before Christmas.


Santa was good to Audrey this year


The Cousins at “Sugars” house for Christmas


Dad got the CHIA pet this year, then Marsh stole it from him. The CHIA pet is a Christmas joke in our family that began with Nanny and keeps coming back year after year. Each year whoever has it get more and more creative with how it re-surfaces.


In 2011 we welcomed 4 new babies to our family staring with Grady then Caroline, then Isla and lastly Katherine (Kate). Mom is very excited because 2 of the 4 happen to be her grandbabies. See picture below.


This year has started off great with a little “Staycation”. Jeremy had off several days between Christmas and New Years and I am still off on maternity leave, so we did a lot around the house and just hung out as a family. It was really nice having coffee with him every morning while watching – yes - Mickey Mouse. DSC_0177DSC_0178

Hopefully in 2012 I will be better about updating our blog. I (like many others) don’t make new years resolutions cause by the time the new year comes around I forget what they were. So my hopes for the new year are to live life and not have the “routines” of life take over. I hope to be “better” at the things I do and maybe learn to sew or use my fancy camera. Both are Christmas presents from past years that I still haven’t learned to use.