What a big year for our family, but isn't every year. I started this morning but looking through old photos and wow have my kids grown, Wow has my family grown.
I looked at my old post for goals and resolutions for 2011 and well I did not achieve any of them. So why recap? In stead I will just review are year and some of the highlights.
There was a LOT of snow. Every picture I have there is snow outside. I don't consider that a highlight nor the single digit temperatures it brought. However with cold weather comes ice and every January comes the Icefest. That is defiantly a highlight. We look forward to this all the time. Ice sculptures, chili competitions, ice slides it is a nice time that we only manage to stay out for an hour or so at. remember it is just so darn COLD and we are wimps.
Basketball took over our weekends. It was the boys first years playing and the just loved it. good thing because they start again next weekend.
Evan turned 6. This was the highlight of the year too. The birth of our 1st baby girl!!!!
Shopping for an Easter dress. Finally after so long I was able to go out and buy beautiful, lacey, girly, dresses and bows. And have not stopped. Easter was wonderful and also my mom's birthday this year.
The weather warmed up and we were outside a bunch. Soccer was in full swing as well as baseball. Evan invited me to school for a mothers day tea and made me a vase.
School ended. Gregory sang like a superstar in his spring show. Evan graduated out of kindergarten. Smiley turned 2! Soccer ended and we left for vacation.
Gregory turned 8. 4th of July Jubilee was another fun time and this year we all wore matching tie die the kids and I made. Lots of picnics and parties. And a trip to a wild life park.
An east coast earthquake. School started back up. We spent some time down at my parents and went to Berkeley Springs.
We enjoyed the warm weekends watching soccer games, skateboard lessons and picnic afterwards. The boys got great at skateboarding and managed to go down ramps.
We got our first major snow storm of the year! We were blanketed with inches of snow. But it did not spoil our Halloween since in Pennsylvania they do it the Thursday before Halloween. The most fun was the fall fun going to the farms and to the Apple Harvest festival.
Thanksgiving time. And the announcement we are having another baby! We are all excited but it still does not seem quite real. We got our Christmas light up this year before it got cold, before Thanksgiving.
Hands down the best part no school no work just time with the kids!
It was a good year. Ups and downs of course but time will forget the worst and memories will treasure the best. So we leave this year healthy and happy and pray for the same for next. May it be an even better year full of babies and blessings, adventure and prosperity, more ups than downs.