Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 Recap

This is the post where I recap the year and tell about the things on my '30 before 30' list that I accomplished and share my 2012 highlights.
Well, funny...
....because while this was probably one of the most eventful years of my life...
I don't think I checked one thing off my '30 before 30' list.
Ok, I don't think I didn't...I really didn't.
So goes life...

Normally I spend half this post reflecting on my '30 before 30', but I'm going to skip out on that this year. I feel like that 'ambition' of mine deserves a post of its own at this point...which will be coming soon.
 Instead, I will focus on the 2012 recap...(which will be fun for me since I pretty much didn't blog about anything that happened in 2012. Thank you, pregnancy)

We sure started the year off with a bang.
On the 21st, we found out we were pregnant!
And on the 30th, we found out an offer we put on a house had been accepted!
Oh, lovely February.
I turned 28 this month...and celebrated my birthday nauseated on the couch.
My birthday was the first day I threw up from pregnancy, so that was an awesome birthday present. 
 But, less than two weeks later, we got to see our baby for the first time and hear that little heartbeat. Made all the morning sickness worth it.
The next day we took a trip down to San Luis Obispo for a couple's weekend with two of my best friends from college.

We closed on our house on the 15th!
And then moved in with my parents for three weeks while we re-modeled our place.

(For our remodel before/after, click here)
We spent the next few weeks making countless trips to Home Depot, Lowes, Kelly Moore, Carpet One, granite stores, etc. Ugh. (Extra ugh when you feel like you're going to puke)
Sober champagne tasting in Napa for my friend Catie's bachelorette.
And then at the end of the month we celebrated Catie and Craig's wedding.

We facebook announced our pregnancy on April 1st.
No April Fool's joke there.
And the next day we 'celebrated' our one year wedding anniversary.
(By celebrated, I mean we went to Thai food because that was all my nauseous body could take and then hungout with my parents since we were living with them). Basically, my birthday and our anniversary need a big redo in 2013!
On April 7th, we moved into our place. Hooray!
Two of my friends got married in April, also.
Janet and Jeff's wedding
Chrissy and Matt's wedding

We had our 20 week ultra sound and found out we had a healthy baby.
The next day, we had a gender reveal party with our families...
and found out a little man was on his way!
(gender reveal post here)

I finished my 5th year of teaching.
Jason's cousin got married in Tahoe.

We went to a Giant's baseball game with my college friends.

We took a little babymoon down to Southern CA and visited Orange County, San Diego, and Santa Barbara.

My sister threw me a 'Little Man' baby shower.

I entered my third trimester!

My sister had a baby BOY!
Welcome Luke!
Our friends from church threw us a baby shower.
I started my sixth year of teaching.
We waited in anticipation for our September 28th due date.
Jason's family had their annual family picnic in Loomis.
And our little man arrived on September 19th.


Grammy turned 101, so of course we threw her a birthday bash!
So glad Jack got to meet her. He is her 10th great-grandchild.
Jack's first Halloween.

We headed up to Apple Hill for some Fall festivities and met our nephew Austin, who was born on October 27th (Grammy's birthday)

My sisters and I threw my mom a surprise party for her 60th birthday.

Our first Thanksgiving as a family of three.
(At Jason's grandparents house)

Jack's baby dedication was on December 16th.

We enjoyed the holidays with a little baby around.
Jack had a wonderful first Christmas!
And, he had his first visit to San Francisco.

My sisters and I finished 2012 off with some winetasting in Napa.

An exciting year!
I feel beyond blessed as I reflect back on this year.
God is so gracious and loving as he pours out his blessings to us.
I look forward to what 2013 holds in store.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Amazing! When I dealt with morning sickness thanks to our son (born in August this year) one of the few things I could eat was Thai food, also! You have a beautiful family :)