Saying Good-bye to 2012

It is almost time to say good-bye to 2012, but before we do here is a review in photos.

glasses for kids

In January Cady got glasses.

Rule no. 1, no bad players! First year of softball.

In February I signed the kids up for ball, and we had our first softball practice.


Of course that means our life was pretty much absorbed by ball. I had no idea how much time it would take when I signed them up.


In April we took the kids to Sea World for Easter.

Birthday boy

And my little buddy turned 4!

First watermelon of the year.

May was all about winding down the school year, finishing ball, and getting ready for summer.

Dance Recital

June was a dance recital, a work trip, and swimming lessons.

I really am the best wife ever.

In July David got a new truck and we took the kids to Schlitterbahn (really huge waterpark).

I'm pretty sure we have enough towels.

August meant it was time for BlogHER!!!! And back to school.

Happy early birthday to me, happy early birthday to me...

In September I got a new car (and realized we had lost our minds!).

Poor drunk kitty. She's not feeling so great after her little operation today.

In October we got a kitty. And she got “fixed”, which explains the drugged eyes.

Christmas Photos 03

In November I realized I can take some pretty great pictures. I’m still kind of reeling about that by the way.

Santa is having a talk with Cady about being nice to her brother and helping around the house.

December has been full of Cady’s birthday, Christmas, and sickness (please Lord, when will my family ever be well?!).

And that’s the year for us. I hope y’all have a great New Year. Any big celebrations planned?

I’m linking with Farewell Stranger.


  1. What a lovely year its been!

    Happy New Year’s to you and your beautiful family!

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  2. Love it. And I love that I knew that all those things happened. It’s been wonderful to see you evolve into an amazing photographer.

    Happy New Year!
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  3. Merry After Christmas! Happy New Year! You had a spectacular year and yes, your pictures are memorable and pretty. I have nothing planned for the new year. Chillin’ wit mah peeps, downing some sparkling cider (except in their glasses only. Mommy and Daddy get the good juice.)
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  4. Beautiful year in review.

    I hope 2013 holds more beauty in store.
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  5. So sorry about the sickies! Miss M. woke up this morning with a very nasty cold, so I feel your pain! Hope your Christmas was lovely, though.
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  6. Busy year! Sounds like you had lots of excitement. And yes, the pictures are beautiful!

    Hope 2013 is great for all of you and that it starts off with everyone well!
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  7. Sounds like a busy year! You take beautiful pictures- I am happy you’ve realized it. Here’s to a happy (and HEALTHY!) 2013!
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  8. You had a great year!

    Happy New Year, Jen!
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  9. We did the two new vehicles this last year too, so I totally get that!

    And yes, you CAN rock that camera, girl!

    And that pic of me, ha ha ha! See you soon at Blissdom!

    Happy New Year, roomie!
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  10. Are y’all well yet? We had various illnesses over the last couple of weeks too. As did the whole world, it seems.

    I’ve majorly slacked in blog reading the last few months and miss your voice. Vowing to get back to regular reading. And looking forward to meeting you at Blissdom!