Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 is here!!!

We had the most incredible 2011, so 2012 has some tough competition!  We are unbelievably blessed and have so much to be thankful for!!

Chris's Mom, Dad & sister, Meghan were in town last week to celebrate Christmas with us. Meghan left on Friday so she could prepare for being back in her 3rd grade class Monday morning in Florida!   Nick & Nora were able to stay and also spend New Year's Eve & Day with us!  New Year's Eve, Hollyn stayed home and had a pizza & ice cream party with Baba & Papa, followed by an early night.  Chris & I had a nice dinner at the clubhouse with our friends, Kristen & John then we came back to our house to ring in the new year!!

We are looking forward to many new things this year!!!
  • The most obvious, we will welcome baby #2 into our lives at the end of May/June!!!  It will be a big adjustment being parents of not only 1, but 2 children!   We will be spending the next 5 months preparing for his/her arrival and are so anxious to meet him/her! 
  • I haven't told very many people yet, but I am starting Real Estate School this WEEK!  I hope to take the test shortly after my test is over in 3 weeks and have my license right away.  I am very interested in Real Estate & have wanted to get my license for a few years!  I know it's not the best timing now, but I have decided to take the plunge and just go for it!  I will be working for Portfolio Luxury Real Estate!  I am very excited about being a part of their fabulous team!  
  • Our sweet little baby girl is turning TWO in just under two months!  I have not even really started thinking about her party yet, and need to get on the ball!  We are thinking about taking her Disney World before or after her birthday to celebrate with Baba & Papa in Florida!  I think she'd love to lunch with the Princesses in the castle for her second birthday! 
  • Looking forward to meeting new people, new friends, & new experiences!!!

Some 2011 Highlights:

  • Chris & I took our first vacation away from Hollyn!  We traveled to St. Lucia and stayed at Jade Mountain in February!! 
  • The week that we were gone, we got 2 feet of snow and it reached -20 degrees at home
  • Our sweet Hollyn turned ONE!
  • Went to Vegas with my mom & sister to see a John Mayer concert/our first girl's trip together at the end of April.
  • Chris & I celebrated our FIVE year anniversary!  Chris took me on a surprise trip to New York!!!
  • Chris went to the US Open in Washington DC on Father's Day weekend!
  • We went on vacation with Chris's family to Anna Maria Island, Florida in August. 
Hollyn's first time to the beach!
  • Unexpectantly bought a new house, and sold ours!
  • Before we moved into our new house, we found out we were expecting our 2nd child (Sept 26th)! 
  • Moved into our new house at the end of October! 
  • Went to Destin for Thanksgiving with Chris's mom's family
  • Hollyn's 1st dance recital 
  • Saw the Christmas holiday through our sweet girl's eyes! Cherished every moment with her, knowing baby #2 will be here in less than 6 short months!