Last year I did a 2011 in Review in Pictures and I liked it so well I wanted to do it again. I’m so thankful that 2012 was a nice recovering year from all of the hurt, grief, and sickness in 2011. Although it did throw a few curveballs my way-like one more cross country move from Boston to Texas and hubby getting out of the military-it was a year that I will look back with great fondness on.
So here you go-a brief highlight of each month in the Elliott household of 2012
|Me and my Boston Besties–miss them!!|
Held my first time going to the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Boston for a delightful GNO to celebrate my fellow Coastie Wife’s birthday-it was a complete blast!
In February Amber celebrated her 4th birthday and we celebrated with a fun but low key day!
Was full of playdates, Bible studies, working, living, and fun easy activities like this!
At the end of the month my parents flew in for a visit and we enjoy touring Boston at a little slower pace which included lots of playground trips!
My parents visit lasted into May, and one of everyone’s favorite things we did was visit The Butterfly Place where my mom got this picture of me and Amber I just love!
Brought sunny days and warm weather so we celebrated a lot with Summer Camp at Home
Always a busy month with the fourth of July celebrations, Bob, Tyler, and my birthdays and lots of summer fun!
Was crammed full of super fun last chance to do this in Boston type of trips. Visiting the beach, sports camp week, one last huge playdate, a trip to downtown Boston to preview Ooglieloves in the theater, a trip to Rhode Island, and one last trip to the Boston Children’s Museum made it so the month was one great, fun, non-stop blur of excitement!
Brought a change of pace as we switched gears into “getting ready to move” mode. We still managed to schedule in a few last playdates and visits with friends, and a trip to Russel Orchards to pick apples a few days before the big move!
Found us settling into our new home and life as civilians in Texas-it’s like a whole different world from New England!
Brought lots of family time, finding a new playgroup, and getting into some kind of a routine which includes storytime where Tyler proved to be just like his Daddy when he made this alien-esque turkey which he then proclaimed to be “fancy”.
While of course bringing all the typical good tidings of great joy this month also brought the marriage of my younger brother Ryan. Amber got to be the flower girl which she was pretty sure was just about the coolest thing ever. The ceremony was breathtaking and, though I know I’m a wee bit biased, I’m pretty sure she’s one of the cutest flower girls of all time!
What were the highlights of your 2012? Share them with me in the comments!