Tuesday, January 1, 2013

two thousand twelve

2012 was a great year for us!  Here is a summary of the year.  We started the year in England where it was cold while Louise and Stanley moved into our house here in Arizona.  It was great spending the holidays with our England family and we miss them extra this year.  I was also 7 months along.  Pregnancy seems so long ago now.
In February I was still pregnant and had a maternity shoot .  On the 24th we welcomed Zara into our family. She was a gender surprise and now it's hard to believe we ever thought she might be a boy!
This year the Easter Pageant was extra special because my Dad had a special part in it.  It was also the month of Louise's baby shower and maternity shoot.  At the end of the month was the siblings rendezvous.
Avery turned 3 in April on our 6th year anniversary and shared a birthday party with Josie.  Hazel was born in their car (crazy!) on Easter morning and Zara was blessed in a dress I made.
In May Andrew completed his MBA (whew!!) and we were able to go to his graduation in Colorado (temple, zoo, capitol) sans Elliot and Avery.  I also obsessed over the gorgeous houses there.
For Father's Day I gifted Andrew with a pink kayak we named Sir Freedom Fred and enjoyed a few trips to the lake with him and squeezed in a camping trip at the end of the month with some family.
July was hot hot hot, as usual, so we had a water balloon fight with squirt guns at Elliot's birthday party.  I also did a photo shoot of Peter and Emily's family that turned out fabulous!  What a cute family.
August was a blur.  We sold our mitsubishi and bought a van, Elliot started school at Franklin East, Avery stared pre-school, I did a photo shoot of the Johnson family, and by the end of the month they moved out.
It felt good to get the office painted, carpeted, and redecorated this month.
It was Steven's room most of the year so that room is completely transformed.
My mom planned a family reunion and we carved some pumpkins in preparation for Halloween!
I beat my personal record on a sprint triathlon and did it with Andrew for the first time and we had a lovely Thanksgiving in November.
December was busy busy busy but a blast!  We went sledding for the first time, made a snowman named Kooky and spent Christmas morning at home.
We have a lot to look forward in 2013!
Happy New Year!!!


  1. Your blog is so cute! Thanks for your comment. I ordered my Christmas cards from Minted. I considered designing them into a book but after thinking about printing costs and the time spent binding them, it was cheaper to order them on Cyber Monday. :)

  2. This looks like the best year yet!! Especially the month of February!!
    xo TJ