Monday, December 31, 2012


After a day of shopping for the last sales of the year with my generous and caring momma...After being treated to a delicious steak dinner for Mommy and Daddy, bread for Kay (*sigh*), and milk for Keira...After trimming 20 toes and 20 fingers, getting two little squeaky clean girls into their cozy, warm jammies and into their beds, we are finally ready to ring in the new year. What a year it has been! I am exhausted just thinking about it.

As a family, we have grown in so many ways. We have grown in number as we welcomed our sweet Baby Keira into this world.  This precious little angel is the biggest and best blessing in our lives. I couldn't have wished for anything more. She is absolutely perfect and the easiest baby EVER. I am one lucky, lucky mommy. She has made 2012 one of the most memorable years of my life, and I will never forget that day 14 weeks ago in September when I first laid my eyes on her. Love at first sight. 

We had to say goodbye to a family member in our spunky little Lexi. I still think about her all the time. I wonder how she would be with my girls. She would have protected them and guarded them to no end. Which brings me to our second new family member this year, Teddy. Oh Teddy boy. He protects the kids alright. He is right there in their faces NON STOP. One thing he doesn't protect - their toys. He thinks every single thing that lays on the floor is his to chew. He is a maniac, but he is our maniac and we love him. 

After only working half of the year, I am blessed that I was able to spend so much time with my family. It is time I will cherish for the rest of my working life. It was a special time whether we were just sitting watching tv, making forts out of cardboard boxes, or visiting the aquarium. Being home everyday is something that I did not take for granted. I loved being able to manage my household, make dinner, but most of all being there for my children. Playing with, encouraging, nurturing, and just plain loving my children has been the highlight of my year.

I learned so much about love and life this year. More than I could ever express on this blog. I have changed. My husband has changed. My daughter has changed. The most important thing is we are changing together, growing together.

My hopes and desires for 2013 are to continue living a life full of happiness and love. However, I want to begin sharing it on this blog again. I miss documenting our milestones and our minutiae on this blog, and I intend to begin blogging regularly again this coming year.

So here's to another year! May you and your family be blessed with love and happiness!