Dec 31, 2012

A Look Back at 2012

I started my blog in 2008…almost 5 years ago, which is crazy because it doesn’t seem like that long ago at all. In December of 2009, I started recapping highlights from the year in one blog post. I love going back and reading them so even though these posts take me a while to write with all the links and pictures, it is totally worth it. Basically this is our family scrapbook, Aedan and Adelaide’s baby books and my hobby, so I hope to keep it going for many years to come.

Here is what we did in 2012…

In January, we were just getting settled in our new house. Aedan and I started to go to story time at the local library and I joined a local mom’s group. Aedan found his favorite spots to play inside and outside at the new house. Oh, and I tried to jump on the project 365 bandwagon, but it didn’t last long. Ha!


In February, I shared our love story and wrote a love letter to Jon. Jon celebrated his 31st birthday and we went to visit the ducks at the neighborhood across the street. We bought a few things for the house, Aedan got RSV, which was awful and I did his 23 month update. Oh and I found out I was pregnant, but I didn’t post about it for awhile. I actually found out while Jon was out of town and since I didn’t want to tell him over the phone, I had to wait a good 4 days before I spilled the beans (although I did end up telling my sister earlier that week…I had to tell someone!).


In March, Aedan turned two and we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. We had Aedan’s party and I showed of his “homeless cart”. I also got to hear Adelaide’s little heartbeat for the first time and finally got to share the news with everyone.


In April, I didn’t post much because I pretty much felt awful. I did post a 9 week and a 10 week pregnancy update. I took Aedan with my to one of my doctor appointments and talked about how I wanted Phillip Phillips to win American Idol (and he did!).

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In May, Jon and his best friend went on a camping trip, we celebrated Mother’s day, my sister graduated with her masters. Aedan showed off his guitar playing skills, and I showed off our living room.


In June, I shared our bedroom, the playroom, kitchen and dinning room. I made it half way through my pregnancy and we found out it was a girl! Aedan spent the night with Nenna and Pop for the first time without us and I talked about how he calls me dear (he actually doesn’t anymore, but he does still call Jon “dear”, “don” or “mody (half mommy half daddy). :)

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In July, we spent a lot of evenings outside, I did a 23 week update, I showed off our bathrooms and foyer. We celebrated the 4th of July, Jon had to do a lot of traveling, I did a 411 post and I talked about how Jon and Aedan are best buds (which they still are).

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In August, Jon had to do some more traveling, I showed off our back porch and the laundry room, we moved Aedan from his crib to a big boy bed, I redid Aedan’s old dresser for Adelaide’s new room, and we enjoyed the last few days of summer. \

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In September, I showed off our bonus room, got to be in a commercial, and shared some of my favorite beauty products. I did a 2.5 year update for Aedan and he started preschool!

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In October, we potty trained Aedan, got a new kitchen table, I was full-term and thought maybe Adelaide was coming earlier than expected, but instead I walked around 6 cm dilated for almost two weeks.  And of course Adelaide was born just before Halloween, on October 30th.

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In November, I shared Adelaide’s birth story and a few pictures of her and recapped our Halloween weekend. We celebrated Thanksgiving at our house, and I did Adelaide’s one month update.


In December, I shared our Christmas cards, talked about what we used most with Adelaide during her first month, went to see Aedan in his first Christmas pageant, and celebrated Christmas.


2012 has been a great year, we have had some ups and downs, but overall we are very very blessed. I can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store for my little family!


Here are our recaps from 2009, 2010 and 2011.

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