December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Well, it's New Years Eve, and I can't believe 2012 is already coming to an end. It's been an amazing year for our family in so many ways. Here's a little recap of our past 12 months:

January: I was 8 months pregnant and soaking up our last few months as a family of three:

February: Our sweet family and friends helped us celebrate Claire with an
 adorable baby shower.

March: We got ready for Claire's upcoming arrival, and welcomed our gorgeous daughter on March 19th at 11:44 a.m.

April: I overcame the "baby blues" and managed to survive a week of Chad being out of town. I also turned 26 and two days later, Claire turned one month!

May: Celebrated Mother's Day as a family of four


June: Graham turned TWO and we made Claire's first road trip to Austin to celebrate my niece Charlotte's 3rd birthday

July: Had a great 4th of July

August: Visited Kirby and Jerry in New York

September: Graham started Mother's Day Out

October: We did lots of fun fall stuff as a family, and Claire had a great first Halloween

November: Celebrated our 4th anniversary and spent Thanksgiving in Tyler

December: Took the kids to Disney World and had a wonderful Christmas!!

What an amazing year!! :)
Here were my goals for 2012, so here's how they turned out:

Strikethrough = Completed Italics = In Progress Red = Uncompleted

**These aren't necessarily in order of importance/ order in which they will be completed**
  1. Go the the Zoo with Chad and Graham
  2. Read the Bible everyday/ have quiet time every morning
  3. Take Graham to Sea World/ San Antonio before Claire's birth
  4. Complete Claire's Nursery
  5. Paint and spruce up the dining room
  6. Update the kids/guest Bathroom
  7. Organize junk drawers/hall closets
  8. Blow up maternity pictures/ wedding pictures/ family pictures for our bedroom
  9. Get a TV for our bedroom
  10. Read Graham and Claire a Bible Story everynight before bed
  11. Figure out a workout routine and stick to it
  12. Get a cute haircut/highlights/nails done before I give birth
  13. Get Claire's birth on video
  14. Get to 5cm before I get an epidural (Assuming labor is going normally)
  15. Take pictures of Claire every month like I did with Graham
  16. Landscape our backyard (at least plant something!!)
  17. Get new outdoor furniture
  18. Stay in touch with friends better
  19. Visit Kirby and Jerry in NYC
  20. Be more flexible
  21. Breastfeed Claire exclusively for as long as possible
  22. Learn how to sew
  23. Buy a new camera
  24. Buy new everday dishes
  25. Read Beth Moore's "So Long, Insecurity"
  26. Go to a Beth Moore talk
  27. Paint more rooms in our house (We're thinking the master bathroom, kitchen, dining room, entry hall, laundry room, maybe even kitchen cabinets)
  28. Put money into a "Christmas Fund" every month
  29. Gain around 25 pounds with my pregnancy and lose all my baby weight from Claire before she is 9 months old
  30. Pray everyday!!!
So, I think I did fairly well. We accomplished a little over half, so in my book that is an overall success. Too bad most of the "big" things are highlighted in red...oh, well. There's always next year :)

We are laying low this evening. Since I'm sick (for I swear like the 4th new years eve in a row!) we are just snuggling in bed with a movie (and a certain 2 year old between us). Next year I WILL be going to a fun party or at least having a glass of champagne!! ;) Happy New Year!!!

1 comment:

The Sweatman Family said...

Wonderful post and what a great year!