January: Celebrated Kylie's 2nd birthday and my mom's 50th. Kylie learned to count and identify various colors. I took on some small sewing projects.
February: Announced that we were expecting Baby #2. Josh's Valentine's Day gift to me was a pair of tickets to see "Wicked" in the spring.
March: Josh took over almost all of the parenting responsibilities due to my rough pregnancy, during which time Kylie learned how to identify almost all of the letters and symbols on the keyboard. She enjoyed any free time outside she could get!
April: Learned that Kylie would have a little sister. Josh and I had a wonderful weekend together in Toledo, OH where we saw the musical "Wicked." Enjoyed celebrating Easter.
May: Surprised Josh's parents in Washington and had a wonderful time with his family. Spent tons of time outside enjoying the beautiful weather. Learned that there was a possibility that we would have to move to Utah so Josh could keep his job.
June: Josh played on a softball team with my Uncle, brother, and dad. Began potty training Kylie (...then took a break!)
July: Celebrated the 4th of July with my entire family. Received the proofs from my maternity photo shoot (and LOVED them).
August: Completed a series of crafts, including the baby's crib bedding. Moved into our own apartment. Welcomed Summer Danielle into our family after a very long, difficult pregnancy.
October: Enjoyed a beautiful day at the pumpkin patch with some friends. Celebrated Halloween with a football theme.
November: Celebrated my dad's 50th birthday with some gag gifts. Enjoyed Thanksgiving with my dad's family. I visited the ER twice for an allergic reaction and spent an evening in Urgent Care due to a severe stomach flu. Learned that Josh would no longer be required to move to Utah to keep his job!
December: Finally got Kylie on a better sleeping schedule after struggling with it for MONTHS. Enjoyed the Christmas festivities with the family.
All in all, it's been a pretty crazy year! We took a few trips, endured a difficult pregnancy, welcomed a beautiful baby girl into our lives, and spent plenty of quality time with family and friends. As I reflect on the year I am reminded of how truly blessed we have been, and although things were not perfect (far from it), we have grown tremendously and appreciate the many good times we have had. We feel so fortunate to be employed, healthy, and surrounded by our loved ones. This past year has been interesting and we look forward to a new year!