Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Year in Review

2012: You were an amazing year! We got to watch our daughter grow and learn so many new things. I'm thankful for this blog that allows me to document our memories. I know I say the word celebrate many many times but it's true, we celebrated a lot of firsts and new things this year, so... here is our 2012 Year in Review!
First, I can't believe how little she looks in this picture. Time flies so fast! Back to the year in review, Mallory finally got her first tooth at the beginning of January.
At the end of January, we dedicated our daughter Mallory at our church. It was a wonderful day and were joined by family and friends for this special moment.

At the beginning of February, I left my job at Women of Faith after 5 1/2 years. I'm so grateful for the friendships made but definitely looked forward to spending time with my baby girl.

Mallory celebrated her first Valentine's Day with her friends Karlyn, Liam and her favorite guy: Daddy.

Mallory celebrated her first St. Patrick's Day. The picture on the left is probably one of my favorite pictures of Mallory because that is her personality to a T.
Brian celebrated his 32nd birthday! We are posing with new yard tools he got for his birthday for our new house.

Yes, our new house! So much happened at the beginning of the month including...

Buying our first home!
Celebrating our 3 year anniversary
Celebrating Mallory's first Easter

Celebrating that Mallory finally crawled. We knew it would happen eventually but on April 5, it clicked and she took off.

And about a month later on May 5, she started walking and never looked back!
I celebrated my first Mother's Day as this precious girl's Mom

Our beautiful daughter turned 1 Year Old!
I worked our church's VBS and Mallory attended in the nursery.

Brian celebrated his 2nd Father's Day

We took a family vacation to Ruidoso, NM and had a great time with our family!
Our family together on the 4th of July

I celebrated my 30th birthday!
We enjoyed watching the Olympics during the day and night. We cheered on the USA and Mallory begin practicing for her gymnastics debut
Our began my new job as an aide at a middle school. It was hard to go back to work but God has blessed me with a good job that allows me to still have a good amount of time each day with Mallory. She also has wonderful people keeping her while Brian and I are at work. We are so thankful.

In September we had our most frightening moment as parents. Mallory was taken to the ER due to a severe allergic reaction. We've gotten some answers but will continue to try and get more answers so this doesn't happen again if we can help it.
We did get to celebrate Brian and his deacon ordination. We are so proud of him and it was such a special night!
Our beautiful Minnie Mouse and friends and family at Halloween
In Daddy's hunting gear as he got everything out to prepare for duck hunting season
We celebrated Thanksgiving with our amazing family
We had a very busy month in December but I loved every minute of it. We were able to do so many Christmas activites and it was fun to see Christmas now through a child's eyes. And this Santa pic will be displayed at our house at Christmas for many years to come :)

And we had a White Christmas! How fun is that???
God has blessed us with another wonderful year. I try to cherish each moment with my family because we are not promised tomorrow. I pray 2013 will bring Him all the glory!
Goodbye 2012, thank you for the memories!

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