Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking Back on 2011

We were truly blessed in 2011!! It was a great year for our marriage, family and life in general.

In January, we found out that our bundle of joy would be a baby girl. We named her Harper Lynn after Harper, Texas. We were overjoyed with excitement but a little apprehensive because the doctor noticed something on Harper's heart. We went to a specialist and they assured us that nothing was wrong and that our baby girl was healthy and strong.

February brought Tiffany and Drew's wedding and we started packing up our little two bedroom house.

We finally moved into a dream home where we would be able to raise our family on a nice, quiet street. March was a great month for us because of the move, however, my pregnancy started to get really tough and hard. My body was not being very nice to me and I was so emotional!

In April, we began to work on our house and get ready for baby girl. I had so much fun planning her nursery. We also were very grateful to have many showers and everyone was so generous. God blessed us with many loving family and friends.

I started making progress with the arrival of baby girl in May and Yao Ming visited our school! We were getting antsy because we knew Harper was coming soon!!

On June 2nd my water broke at 6:30am and Harper Lynn entered the world at 7:24 pm weighing 8lbs and measuring 19.5 inches long. Harper's birth was the most amazing experience Scott and I could have ever dreamed for. We were blessed with a true gift from God. The month of June was amazing (and scary at times!).

In July, I celebrated my birthday and Harper began to experience the world! She went swimming, shopping and began to sleep in her crib like a big girl!

I went back to work in August and Harper starting going to my friend Lindsey's house. We are so thankful for Mrs. Lindsey and Aden. Harper loves them very much. We also went on our annual River Trip and celebrated Harper's Baptism. I started my last semester of grad school!

Tut and La were married in September and Harper started to roll over. We also attended the annual Nada Picnic!

In October, Harper's first tooth appeared and she visited her first pumpkin patch. We started baby food and she started to make her sweet giggle sounds. Scott also trapped his first gofer!

My precious nephew, Wade Micheal was born November 2nd, exactly 5 months after Harper! I can't wait for them to grow up together. We attended cousin Matt and Melissa's wedding and went Black Friday shopping. Harper also met Clifford the Big Red Dog and Geronimo Stilton at my school's Family Education Night. I was able to attend and work at a Bookfest in San Anontio and met some awesome authors. November was a busy month for us!

I finished my Library Science Master's Degree in December and it was so awesome to have Harper, Scott, Nanny, Papa and my parents there. We celebrated with a dinner at Papadeaux. Harper turned 6 months old and began crawling. Christmas was so wonderful this year with our baby girl and family.

Lots of blessings in 2011. Looking forward t0 2012. Wishing you all a wonderful New Year!

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