Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A Year In Review: 2013

January: Hawaii. Take me back right now!

 February: Thunders Game and the big move to... Altus. Yuck.

March: We found out we were pregnant! Also visited our new home in California. 

April: Easter in Dallas 

May: Memorial day with OK friends and tornado season!

June: It's a boy! We shared the news with family and friends.

July: Moved to California and took a Euro cruise with the family 

 August: Third trimester and baby shower number one

September: State fair, baby shower, peach days and 25th birthday! 

October: The birth of our son! 

November: Family visits and tours of San Fran.

December: Muir Woods and Christmas at home.

What a crazy fast year it was! We moved our little family to California and became parents. I'm excited to start a new year. I hope to be more a more organized, positive, and productive me. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Blessing Day

a gift from nana nance

four generations and his uncle/twin
 always studying...
Baty and Bart Baty, his namesakes.

 those cheeeeeeks!

blue steel.

After almost a month unplugged in Idaho, I'm back home trying to recover from an amazing Christmas vacation. Our living room is covered in dirty clothes, leftover candy and mail. lots of mail. After a ten hour drive I was thrilled to be home with my little family. We hadn't been home 24 hours before Jake was told he needs to leave again for a 21 day mission to Africa. Ugh. Will life ever slow down?

I'm taking a break from the craziness to reflect on this special day we had last weekend. My aunt and uncle were generous enough to let us use their home for the event and it was jam packed with our family and friends. I was overwhelmed with how many people drove out of their way to see little Graham. Jake used the priesthood to give him a tender heartfelt blessing. There was such a strong spirit there, it was a wonderful way to start off the new year.

January be kind to me!