Why wouldn't I wrap up 2012 on the seventh day of the new year? Being on time has never been my strong suit.
2012 was a great year for me and Shane. We have so many blessings to be thankful for, so, here is a quick countdown:
#10: Celebrating our 2-year wedding anniversary - I was very pregnant so we didn't do anything crazy but this was a great milestone in our relationship. I love, love, love my husband and cannot imagine my life without him.
#9: Celebrating Lola's first Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas -
#8: ETA's First Live Performance - My very talented husband and my youngest brother, along with two other friends, started a band. They had been talking about said band for years. Years. Well, in September, these guys got it together and practiced and performed at a friend's party. I just watched these videos again and got teary eyed. I'm so proud of all these guys - and they are actually really good!
#7: Babymoon to Florida - This trip was a week of relaxation. Just me, Shane and the dogs at the beach. It was great and we had a great time...but it did really make us think about some of our previous beach trips which were a lot less relaxing (ifyouknowwhatimean). I think it started to sink in that our life was changing dramatically!
#6: Moved to a new house! - We 'traded' houses with my dad! He now lives in our old house and we are here in his mansion. No lie, the master bedroom is the size of our previous home. It is so nice to have room to stretch out and room to grow. We are forever grateful to my dad for doing this for us. Still no pics...but I promise to share soon!
#5: Baby Shower for Lola - Thanks to my mom who put together an awesome baby shower, and many thanks to friends and family who were so generous!
#4: Sharing my pregnancy with friends and family - It was important for Shane and I to wait until I was 12 weeks along to share the news of my pregnancy with anyone. This was a little difficult for us since we were known to party pretty hard on the weekends (and sometimes weekdays)...so the abrupt stop to this behavior was a little fishy. But we were thrilled to be able to share our news in March!
#3: Becoming a stay-at-home mom - This is a very fresh decision for our family. I'd always joked with Shane that I didn't want to work, however, when we brought Lola home - this was no joke anymore. The thought of taking her to daycare and leaving her with someone who wasn't me...it devastated me. Now, I know that many women do it and their children do really well - but this just wasn't the path for us. So, effective January 2, I am a full-time stay at home mom. I am so grateful to Shane for working hard each day to provide for our family and giving me the unbelievable gift of staying home to raise our daughter (and other children in the future!).
#2: Finding out I was pregnant - You can read about that story here!
#1: Delivering the most perfect baby in this world who I love more than life itself - Lola Ann Wilson - She is our world and we cannot imagine our life without her!
Looking forward to what 2013 will bring - Happy New Year!