it’s practically the middle of january 2013 now, but i’d love to take a quick look back at some highlights from 2012 with a year in review post. these are always my favorite to put together (you can see 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011) because i love taking an evening to look back through my archives and remember. this post is completely narcissistic with a billion photos below (um. but then again, this is a blog so you already knew that), but if you’d like to take a look back at some favorite moments from last year with me, you can find the first six months below, after the jump…
in january, we rang in the new year in utah with family! my friend candice took some photos of eleanor while we were there, too. we tried to spend days outside when the weather was nice and ate a lot of warm crock pot meals. friends came to visit us in dc and i reached the half way mark with my pregnancy! woo! eleanor played the piano with papa and also made progress eating solids (it’s been, well, still is, an uphill battle with that one.) we celebrated josh’s birthday with a homemade ice cream cake roll, too.
in february, eleanor turned one! we held a little birthday party for her to celebrate her one year milestone and also to celebrate us surviving. ;) we spent a weekend in nyc and made a little video about it. i shared some thoughts and frustrations about how people frequently commented on my second pregnancy. we celebrated valentine’s day! eleanor and i spent a lot of mornings playing in her nursery. josh and i went to see jim gaffigan perform (so good). i spent a lot of sick days around the house with E (thanks samson!) and we enjoyed spending our weekends together. i blogged about puffed pancakes (if you’re still looking for the recipe), we spent a day at the zoo and made a little video about it. josh and i went off of candy, desserts and soda for an entire month (ugh.)
in march, eleanor started walking! we found out the gender of baby and revealed it with a little video we made. we celebrated my little twin sisters’ birthday with cupcakes. my dear friend carissa took some photos of me and eleanor and my baby bump (see here and here) that i will cherish forever. we spent a lot of weekends at the park and an afternoon in oldtown. i blogged about my pregnancy life savers and also my thoughts on becoming a mama of two. we visited the beautiful cherry blossoms at the tidal basin, and a few pregnancy posts here.
in april, we celebrated easter in dc and papa made us colorful pancakes! we saw doug aitken’s installation at the hirsshorn and also, here are my three favorite butts! i blogged about my favorite maternity wear, we spent a weekend in nyc to see a friend’s broadway debut! we found this fun restaurant in dc and another pregnancy post here. we took a weekend trip to charlottesville and visited monticello (see posts here and here and a post on UVA here). we also went to florida as a family and visited the beach and st. augustine.
in may, granddad and nana came to visit! i got to model a bunch of beautiful maternity wear for more of me and we celebrated a special day just for mama’s. ;) josh and i painted a chalkboard wall in eleanor’s nursery. eleanor and i went strawberry picking with some of our favorite people, my little sister got married, and friends came to visit! but the very best part of may didn’t happen until the end of the month, when baby samson surprised us by arriving a few weeks early on the 30th!
in june, we took the month very slow as we began adjusting to life with new baby samson. we also had a few celebrations to cover, josh’s first father’s day as a papa of two kiddos! i turned 26 years old in june, we celebrated five years of marriage (woot woot!) and samson’s first month of life, too!
next up! the last six months of 2012…