December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012, you've been great!

I know I haven't posted much lately, but I wanted to look back on a pretty great year and share some of my favorite memories.  I will be back to full time blogging next week!  So for now, enjoy our 2012 year in review.

We celebrated Kyla's first birthday and she announced that she was going to be a big sister!

Kyla became a walking pro, she continued to love books, Daddy had fun styling her hair during bath time, we went to watch Emma play basketball and we got to see the baby!

We had unseasonably warm weather so we spent time at the park and having picnics in our front yard, I took Kyla and Gianna to the Children's Museum and we found out we were having a BOY!

We decorated Easter eggs with Grandma Barb, celebrated Uncle Mark's birthday, continued with Tot School and had an Easter egg hunt at Grandma and Grandpa's.

Kirsten and Aunt Sharon came over and went shopping with us, I got my van, we celebrated Cinco de Mayo and Gianna's birthday at the farm and went to watch Uncle Trevor play baseball.

Celebrated Grandpa Brian's birthday at the farm, went to the Children's Museum again, went swimming, played outside and started shopping for baby brother!

Went down to Illinois to swim at Aunt Sharon's and Uncle Mike's, got the double stroller that Grandma Cheryl gave us all ready to go, went for lots of rides in Kyla's new little car, swam in the pool with her cousins, swam with her Godmother, and helped me water flowers.

Daddy's family came to visit and we all went to the park, played in the sand, took pictures with a very pregnant Mama, Kase was born, we brought him home and we got settled as a family of FOUR!

Kase got his newborn pictures taken, we got an iPad, Kyla and Daddy spent lots of time together while Mama took care of Kase, we started calendar time and celebrated Grandma Cheryl's birthday!

Kase got to meet his great, great aunt Valda and his great grandma Alice, we went to the pumpkin patch, had a sleepover with the cousins and dressed up for Halloween!

My little turkey, Kyla's first swim lessons, it was still warm enough to play at the park, Kyla decorated her very own Christmas tree and we went to Grandma Cheryl's for Thanksgiving.

Kase got baptized, Kyla played in the snow for the first time and we had a wonderful Christmas together as a family.

It is so much fun looking back at all these pictures.  It's amazing how much both kids have changed already.  I can't believe we will be celebrating Kyla's 2nd birthday next week.  CRAZY!  We are so incredibly blessed and will be creating so many great new memories in 2013!

Now I'm off to California for the Rose Bowl!  Go Badgers!  Watch for us on TV.  We'll be the ones in red ;)

Happy New Year everyone!


  1. You had a great year! Yay for returning to blogging soon :-)

  2. miss ya!!! happy new year to you and your family! Cant wait til your back!!

  3. What a fabulous year indeed! SOO Happy to hear you will be returning soon!! Happy New Year to you & your sweet family!

  4. Ive missed your posts, I am so glad youre coming back next week! Your kids are beautiful and you're such a great teacher with them, I like learning new ideas from your posts! Happy New Year!

  5. I love the way you did the recap of the year. My goal for this year is to post more often, but I end up using all of my time on the computer reading! :) Happy New Year!