Year 2012 in Review:
January - Adjusting to being pregnant (hello morning sickness) with a toddler!
February - 10 weeks pregnant we found out we were having twins! Welcomed a new niece Lucy (Alex and Jody's newest)
March - Went and visited the east coast! went to DC to visit friends and toms mission and then went to Pennsylvania to visit my family. Also got to meet little William our nephew(Seth and Marianne's first baby)
April- celebrated our 4 year anniversary. Found out we were having 2 boys
May - Hospitalized for preterm contractions for 3 days. Put on bedrest.
June - Tom turned 27 and Dulany turned 3! We welcomed a new nephew paysen (alex and julie's little boy) and had my baby shower.
July - Went into preterm labor (again!) and took first ambulance ride from one hospital to the bigger one and was in and out of labor for 3 days before having a csection. Boys came july 16tth and spent 2 weeks in the NICU. Tom also got job offer to teach at Riddle Jr/High School in Riddle Oregon (3 hours south)
August - Bonnie, Adam and Niccole come to visit and the whole family takes a road trip to Utah to go to Lagoon (including 3 week old boys!). We move to Myrtle Creek Oregon the very end of august.
September - Tom started his job teaching so many different classes. And he loves it! So proud of him!
October - Visited Grandma and Grandpa over General Conf. weekend and visit the pumpkin patch. Boys first Halloween. Gramps (pease) comes to visit for a week and we have the boys baby blessing.
November - Boys first Thanksgiving (at grandma and grandpas). Jessie turns 25.
December - Boys first Christmas. Our first christmas in Myrtle Creek just our little family! Spent New Years week with grandma and grandpa.
I just want to say that I (along with tom, we've talked about this so many times) am incredibly grateful with how things turned out this year. It's definitely a testimony builder to know that our Heavenly Father does have a plan for us. When we found out we were pregnant when we did, we realized the due date was right when tom would start a job if he got one. What if he didnt get a job? If he did would he be there for the birth of our baby (soon to be found out there were 2... so babies!). We didnt know where we would be living or if we would have an income with 2 babies coming and we were stressing out. It took us a year to get pregnant with these boys and In the back of my mind i knew that it was supposed to be this way for SOME reason. just didnt know what. Then i went into preterm labor and we were so nervous with how the boys would be and how long they would be in the Nicu or if they would have health problems. Well we got lucky there. 2 weeks and no major problems at all. Grateful to say the least. Then the day after they were born and on our way into the Nicu for the first time Tom received a call with a job offer. Then we got the house that we were looking at for months that we wanted to rent. We say we got lucky. Tom's dad reminds us that it was not luck.It was supposed to be this way. Everyhthing just fell into place for that and im incredibly thankful!
Im very curious to see what will happen in this next year. Hopefully we will be able to reduce our debt by paying off our car and credit card expenses from moving and possibility of buying a house!
oh and life getting easier with having 3 kiddos!
Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013