December 30, 2011


Our year in review...


Graham had his first (and only thankgoodness, to-date) emergency when Chad accidentally locked him in the car

We settled into our new house...

and made our first big purchase for the house with a dining room table!

Celebrated Graham's first Valentine's Day by going to Kemah

Bought our bedroom furniture

Took Graham to the Houston Rodeo for the first time

Took Graham to the beach for the first time

March was also the month Graham weaned from breastfeeding. :(

Celebrated Graham's first Easter

I turned 25

Chad and I left Graham for the first time, and finally took a very belated honeymoon


Graham took his first steps!

I helped host my friend Jaclyn's baby "sprinkle" for her 2nd baby boy

We had family pictures taken/ Graham's 1 year pictures


Graham turned ONE on June 3!!!

We celebrated Charlotte's 2nd birthday on June 10th
Graham had his 2nd Fourth of July (sans fireworks because of the drought)

Had lots of lazy summer days and pool time

Found out we were expecting baby #2 on the morning of July 17th!!!
(Just realized that from the day we started "trying" to the day we conceived was 11 days... crazy!!)

Took our first family vacation with the Hastings' family to the beach!

And told our families we were pregnant again!


Went to stay at a hotel downtown for a fun date night

Heard our baby's heartbeat and found out the due date is March 26th


Celebrated my bestfriend Kirby's bachelorette party


Kirby and Jerry got married!! And immediately moved to New York City :(
(Above: Kirby with her Dad walking her down the aisle)
Had our Gender Reveal Party and found out we are having...

a GIRL!!!!

Celebrated Chad's 26th birthday and Claire kicked for the first time!

Took Graham to the pumpkin patch

and for an old fashioned hayride

Graham was a bum for his 2nd Halloween & got his first taste of Halloween candy!


Graham got his first haircut

Chad and I celebrated 3 years of wedded bliss

We got our fall family pictures taken

Flew to Dallas for Chad's company's anniversary party

Made it to the 1/2 way point of my pregnancy!

Traveled 3 weekends in a row: to Dallas, Austin then to Tyler for Thanksgiving


Took Graham to see Santa.... he was not a fan

Celebrated Christmas Eve with our families

Claire and I made it to the 3rd trimester

Graham had an exciting 2nd Christmas!

We have had such a blessed year. Last year, I didn't think there was any way that we would have a more exciting, fun year, but it came pretty close!!! We are trying our best to be so grateful for our life that God has given us. This year, along with everything we did, we have really tried to learn about the Lord, read his Word and follow Christ's example for how we should live. We still have a very long way to go, but we hope we are instilling our values into our children, and are teaching them what is important. I am so excited for 2012: Welcoming our daughter and starting all those "firsts" all over again and watching Graham become a big brother!! :)

Happy New Year!!!!