Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Year in Review

How is the end of 2012 already here?? Time is just flying by.
I wanted to go back and recap from the last year. I know I don't have a super exciting life so bare with me.



January 
I was trying to survive life being ginormously pregnant. We did lots of playing and you better believe I napped every chance I got. Gosh I miss naps!

Gigi was here to ring in the new year too!




February
I really really thought that this was the month that I'd have Austin. I don't know what I was thinking apparently my belly is comfy and my babies don't like to come before their due dates. 

I made some cute Valentine bags for the kitchen chairs. Each day I put a note or a little something in there for Aubrey. Allyson was too little to understand. Aubrey had a lot of fun waking up and checking her bag.



Conrad and I celebrated 7 years of marriage.

March 
My sweet little Austin joined us. It was a bit of a rough start but he has been worth every single second.


  

April 
We celebrated our first Easter as a family of 5. We watched Allyson slowly change from being the baby of the family to the BIG sister. She started talking a little bit more.
Holding his hand


May 
We celebrated Conrad getting his bachelor's degree. So proud of my husband. It's been a long road for him and for me. After he joked about going for his Masters. I would totally support him but it really wasn't that funny!  I'm so excited to start a new chapter in our lives.
So proud of you Conrad!

June 
My baby turned 5!! She got her ears pierced, chewed her first piece of bubble gum and got to ride a bus. All things I told her she could once she was five. 



July 
We went to the Fourth of July Parade!

Conrad had a birthday!


Conrad and Aubrey went camping and I got to stay home with the little ones. Aubrey had a blast.


We just enjoyed the last month of summer before school started. 




August







Aubrey started kindergarten. What an emotion week that was. I was watching my baby grow up right before my eyes. I was so sad she'd be away from me. She's been my buddy these last 5 years. She has helped me with Allyson and Austin and now she was off to school to learn. I was happy for her too. Thinking of all the fun things she'd do. Friends and field trips. Learning and growing. Ugh ... I'm feeling emotional just typing this again!! Moving on! 

September 
We have settled into a semi-routine with Aubrey's drop off and pick ups and rearranging Austin's morning nap. We seem to have it figured out for the moment. We walk to school in the mornings and drive to pick her up. Lunch and then nap time. Home then lunch time and naps.



Jess she's wearing a school shirt ;) 

October 
Sickness hit the Paulsen house. It seems like we were sick all month except for Aubrey, she escaped it. Allyson got the worst of it. She started the month with the sickness then Austin and I got sick. Conrad got a touch of it. Allyson got sick again. In between that we did get to the pumpkin patch and had a great time doing that. Aubrey went on her first field trip to the pumpkin patch. Mommy was nervous but we all survived! We ended the month healthy, just in time for Halloween and someone's birthday!











November 
 Our littlest lady turned TWO! I can't believe it! She seems like she's grown like crazy. Talking, screaming and then being oh so cute. She's definitely the middle child and a girl.



December 
This month has just whizzed past me. We did read a Christmas book each night, started Elf of the Shelf, drove around looking at Christmas lights,  and celebrated Jesus' birth. It was Austin's first Christmas!


Conrad was promoted at work. Praise God! 


This year had it's ups and downs.

 I cannot wait to see what 2013 holds for us. 

Happy New Year friends!