Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 in Review

Since I'm using this blog kinda as a journal, and kinda for my children to read someday, I thought it would be a good idea to review everything that happened in 2012.

We purchased our very first home. It was a long and trying process, but we are so happy with the decision we made.  We feel very blessed to be given the opportunity to be home owners!  In this economy, we know how special that is.

We found out we were expecting baby #2.  On Valentine's Day of all days!

For some reason I'm drawing a blank on March.  I checked out my facebook pictures and there are pictures from a trip to Cherokee that we took. 

Lexi had her very first sleep over with her cousins, Aubrie, Averie, and Gracie.
Our first Easter in our new house.
The first Easter where Lexi was really able to get involved in coloring and hunting for eggs.

Lexi turned 3.  We celebrated with a "Princess and the Frog" themed birthday party.
Lexi started recognizing her own name. 
We visited the Tulsa Zoo where she was able to see a giraffe named Lexi and read the sign.

In light of the new baby coming, Lexi got a big girl bed, with princess sheets.
Lexi tasted her first ever snocone.

Lexi burned her hand on a sparkler, thank goodness it barely left a mark.
We hosted a baby shower for my niece Mattie Marie, here at the house.

Miss Mattie made her arrival.
I went on maternity leave at work.

Rex Allen made his arrival.

Rex's first Halloween.
Rex was a skeleton and Lexi was Cinderella.  She was really into Halloween this year.  She wanted to wear her costume to school every day.
We spent a night in the Children's Hospital with Rex. Thank goodness it turned out to be nothing serious and we were able to go home the next day.

Thanksgiving in Cherokee.

Rex's first Christmas.
Lexi was really into Christmas this year.  Everything was about Santa Clause and who was on the naughty or nice list.
She loved decorating the tree.  She loved having the house all lit up with lights. She is going to be really upset when we take all the lights down.  I might have to get her some special lights for her bedroom.
Christmas Eve was awesome, just hanging out here at home.  We were able to make cookies, and salt dough ornaments.  It was a really special Christmas.

I hope everyone had a blessed 2012.  While it seems like there was so much bad that happened this year, it's nice to look back and actually see all the good stuff.
Happy New Year friends!