happy new year!

i cannot believe we are already into january, 2012! we spent the last week of december in utah with family and rang in the new year while we were there (although we went to bed by 10PM new years eve because we’re really cool like that.)
for me, 2011 will forever be a year to remember. we welcomed our first baby girl into the world last february and also found out baby #2 is on his or her way… both of those events alone still baffle me. i am a mother! soon, i’ll be a mother of two!? in my little head, this stuff is “pinch me” material.
while i’ve always tried make the most of each day, the days since eleanor’s arrival have seemed particularly special. they are far from perfect and often a bit messy and tiresome, but they are full of such life. each night as i put eleanor to bed, i can’t help but kiss her cheeks two, three, seven more times and say a little prayer of gratitude that she is here, healthy and happy. i wouldn’t trade my days with her for anything in the world. she sure made 2011 a pretty great year for her mama and papa!
i want to thank so many of you for your support and love this past year. i have really enjoyed sharing bits and pieces of our lives here on this blog of mine and your support and kind words along the way have meant so much…so thank you! can’t wait to see what is in store for 2012! happy new year, everyone!

  1. That last photo is the CUTEST photo, ever! Such a beautiful little family!

    Reading your blogs make mew feel happy! As creepy at that may sound, you're 1 of my favorite bloggers to follow!

    And i'm still very new to this!

    Thank you for your lovely posts!

    Happy new year to you and your family!

    I'd be flattered if you would follow me back?


  2. Happy New Year! 2011 really was great for you! I'm sure 2012 will be even more wonderful! :)

  3. 2012 seems like it will be a year to remember as well!

  4. Sounds like you had a busy 2011, and 2012 will be even busier. So happy for your accomplishments in the past year, this blog included. Much luck to you and your family in 2012!


  5. Happy new year.
    Your little girl is perfect!

  6. Kendra

    So sweet! I'm still beyond thrilled that you are expanding your amazing little family! I'm glad you were asleep before midnight too, I fell asleep at 11!

  7. Wishing you many more blessings in 2012,,

  8. Happy New Year! Can't wait to meet baby #2.

    Random: Everytime I see Eleanor, I always sing in my head "Elenore, gee I think you're swell."

    Random #2: Do you even realize how many songs have the name Eleanor in the title? It's crazy. But at least Eleanor will always have a theme song (or 4). =)

  9. burrs

    Wishing you a beautiful 2012, filled with love, health and happiness! Happy new year! x

  10. These are the golden years! Enjoy them!

  11. harlin

    2012 is going to fantastical.
    good luck and cannot wait for baby #2!

  12. Such cute pictures! Love! Have a wonderful New Year!


  13. DM

    You are such a sweetheart dear, and your baby is so lovely, wish you and your pretty family the best for this 2012, and your sweet puppy too, he's such a character!

  14. Emily

    First photo booth – so fun! I discovered you blog in 2011 and am so happy I did. It's always fun to see what you guys are up to and you have such a great positive attitude!

  15. Happy New Year Taza, Husband, and Eleanor! (oh and Kingsly)
    Thanks for sharing your life with me (and the other readers), you are such an inspiration and role model. Have a blessed and joyous 2012. Can't wait to see whats in store for you- and me!


  16. Jenna E

    I can't wait to join you in the motherhood world this year!!! Wishing you and the family a fabulous year xoxo

  17. Marijke

    Happy New Year! Just keep on doing whatever you're doing. I really much enjoy reading your blog, makes me happy too :).

  18. Awe what a wonderful year for you! I am so happy for your growing family! Wishing you, your husband, Eleanor, and baby on the way all the best in 2012!

  19. totally fell asleep by 10 pm on NYE too ;) Happy new year Naomi! Can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for you.

  20. Benthe

    To you a happy new year as well!! Feels like yesterday when you gave birth to your first little one.

  21. Happy new year to you and your cute family! I've been visiting your blog everyday the last year and I'm sure I will do the same in 2012. I had a miscarriage in November of 2011 and I hope that I will be able to have a healty baby in this year. I wish you the same!

  22. Have enjoyed reading this blog, hope 2012 is awesome for you and your growing family! :)


  23. Sani

    your little girl is beautiful and soooooooo cute!

  24. Nessa

    Such cute photos! As always! *-*
    I wish you an amazing year!


  25. Happy New Year to you as well! Love the photo booth photos you all are so cute.


  26. Happy New Year…I love seeing pics of your lovely family and seeing the world through a different perspective. I wish you all the happiest 2012! hearts, Janna Lynn

  27. Mariela

    Happy New Year!, lovely photos, hope 2012 brings you and your beautiful family happiness and joy!.

  28. Janssen

    I am really happy for you guys! Happy New Year – you make life look so happy.

  29. Happy new year to you!! And congrats on baby #2!!! xoxo

  30. happy new year, looking forward to what 2012 will bring!

  31. happy new year naomi. i've loved followin along for the last few year and you're right i think this year has been extra speicl for you guys. just the look on your faces, the shine in your eyes and the smile on your faces has been different this year and i know eleanor is the cause.

  32. Mrs. Ham

    Happy new years!!! Thanks for sharing e with us! She's just adorable!


  33. Seeing your baby always brings a smile to my face! She's so sweet!

  34. I am so thankful for finding your blog this year. Thanks for sharing your life and family with all of us!! Happy New Year. May it be filled with many blessing …

  35. Happy New Years! I'm sure 2012 will bring such joy to your cute family!

  36. Your family is too adorable! <3.
    Happy New Year, lovely!
    xx. Jillian

  37. Happy New Year!

  38. Can't believe it's 2012 either. What a fun year for you! 2012 will be just as happy though… Congrats again on the new bundle, he/she will be just as perfect as Elanor.
    Whenever I am "oohing" and "aahing" at the computer, my husband automatically knows I am looking at your blog. He asks, "Elanor?" My response is always, "yup."

  39. Krystal

    I love reading your posts! Your blog inspired me to blog more and record my little family as well, and it's been so fun! Happy New Year


  40. Lottie

    Happy New YEar to you and your gorgeous family! 2011 was full of such good news and events for you and I hope 2012 is even better!

  41. Thanks for a fun year! I particularly love the iphone posts.

  42. I'm so happy for you. You deserve a second girl.

  43. Tish

    She's such a happy baby. You two are blessed. :)

  44. You are such a cute family congrats for your future baby :)
    Have a beautiful year full of joy :)

  45. Anna

    at first – happy new year!

    i just discovered your blog, while reading other blogs, and i have to say, you're the cutest family i've ever seen! i have to cry, for real, when i see your photos and especially the video, everything seems to be so wonderful and perfect

  46. Thank YOU for sharing your beautiful family with all of us readers!! Wishing you, Josh, Eleanor, and baby #2 happiness and blessings for the new year!!

  47. You have such a beautiful family! I wish you the best for 2012!

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  48. Thank you for sharing your life and family on the blog, I always enjoy reading and it brightens my day! I love those pics, Eleanor is so loved. I wish you and your growing family a happy and healthy new year! wooo 2012!

  49. What a wonderful year to celebrate! 2011 was such a good year to us as well, we had our first baby girl in May! Im glad it was a great year for you guys, and im sure 2012 will be just as amazing!..Welcoming baby #2 will be so exciting : )
    Happy new year!

  50. Carly

    Your family is the cutest. I'm always showing my husband pictures because I can't wait until we get to start a family of our own. And Eleanor is so cute! Can't wait to see what your next little goose looks like!


  51. these are so sweet :) glad you had such an awesome year and i'm so excited for your upcoming year!

  52. Jillian

    My own precious babe is only 9 mos and we too went to be at 10:30 on NYE. The life of a mother is too tiring for me to stay up until midnight and be totally useless the next day! :)

  53. I couldn't agree more. Being a mom is hard work and we get little time to ourselves. But it is also the most rewarding and fulfilling work around. You're doing a great job with your little one. We can all feel your love :) Many good wishes to you and your growing family.


  54. this tickled my heart! so so so sweet!

  55. those pictures could not be any cuter. your year has definitely been a big one. but i know 2012 will be even better!! :)
    xo TJ

  56. Brittnee

    Can't wait to see where 2012 brings your family and my own. We're hoping for baby #2 next year! :)

  57. Lara

    HAPPY NEW YEAR and thank you for making me smile at least three thousand times in 2011. You are wonderful! My little Valeria is 9 months old and as cute as Little Mss E: ) Hugs&Kisses; from Bucharest, Romania

  58. happy new year to you… I'm sure 2012 will kick butt and leave you amazed looking back at it. here's to new adventures and a ton of family fun x

  59. Banana

    You are the sweetest family I've ever seen! =)
    Greets from Germany!

  60. Aww your pictures are gorgeous and so is your little one! Congratulations on your little bump too!

    I am a new follower, hello :)

    Stacie xo
    Curious Damsel

  61. those pictures are adorable!
    i'm a new blogger myself, but i've been following your blog for a while now and wanted to tell how much i enjoy it! thank you for sharing all your amazing stories :) rockstardiaries is definitely one of my favourite blogs out there!
    xo, cheyenne

  62. I wish you guys all the best for 2012! :)

  63. April

    Happy New Year to you too! 2012 brings many special things for us all! You a baby and me a wedding!

  64. Erin

    Happy New Year! You really are the cutest family and I can't wait to meet the newest little one. :)

  65. Photo booth pictures are the best!

  66. Ayley

    thank you for contributing to the beauty and happiness in this world! i think all the comments are a testament to the joy you bring by sharing the simple loves in your life.

    this post is motherhood captured in such a sweet sweet way and it makes me so excited for the time when that is my calling in life! thanks naomi! you are clearly adored :)

  67. Kendra

    So how did Eleanor travel? I bet she was a dream baby!

  68. 2012 is going to be a great year! Best wishes to your growing little family! You guys are too cute. :)

  69. Mariana

    Happy Happy New Year!

  70. Oh, I just love you and your family! You guys fill me up with hope that people can really be this beautiful inside and out! I wish you a fabulous 2012! xoxo

  71. Happy New Year! Thanks for choosing to share your happy moments with the us….I have enjoyed reading along! :)

  72. m. ng

    your site ROCKS!! (pardon the pun) i'm absolutely lovin' the design and layout (: did you code the css all on your ownsome? also, what lovely photos (: (: and happy 2012 to you and your darling family! *confetti*

  73. Blicious

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family!!!!!! I absolutely adore you!


  74. Iny

    Happy New Year to all of you 4!! Eheheh! This picture is so adorable!! Eleanor is sooo sweet and you look so happy! =)


  75. Do any of your sisters have a blog?


  76. Linh

    have an amazing 2012!