Sunday, January 1, 2012

Looking Back on 2011

2011 has been quite a year for my family. I slacked a little in the blogging, but mainly because there was so much going on! I love the New Year because it always makes me want to take time to look back & reflect on a year passed & then to look forward to possibility for the next year.

Isis turned 1 and we celebrated with a birthday party! I reflected on what it meant to me to be a mother and what I was learning from the experience. We also put our townhouse up for sale in January!

I found out in February that a bunch of my friends were pregnant! Isis took her first steps! I got a little frustrated that things had not yet regulated after having Isis. And I shared 10 of my Favorite Things!

Isis dropped to 1 nap a day! I shared some of her favorite books and some of her technology milestones at 14 months. I also shared why I think my choice to be a teacher was great for me as a mom and also great to my future students because I am a mom!

Isis was 15 months & it made me stop and think about how important it is to live for today.

My blogging really slacked this month, but my main focus was on encouraging those dads who really step up, but still tend to be overlooked in our society. I chose not to overlook them!

Isis took her first swim in a pool!! And I discovered Pinterest, which definitely changed my life.

We went to the lake!

I set up my classroom for my first real teacher job & then right before school started, I had the honor of being there for the birth of my best friend's 3rd baby! Amazing. I also turned 27, but I didn't write about that.

I feel like I just got really reflective this month, especially after reading Jen Hatmaker's blog about adoption. Then 9/11 was really meaningful, too.

Isis started throwing major tantrums & we started having to also do time-out.

We bought our second house, but our first real adult house! The house where we will raise our family! 

I didn't post at all in December, but a lot happened. I finished the first half of my first year of teaching. I also finished my first cycle of KTIP, which if you aren't from Kentucky, is the internship program you have to do your first year. It can be pretty intense just with paperwork and observations and portfolios, so having 1 of 3 cycles, also the longest cycle, under my belt felt pretty great! We moved into our new house on December 16. We absolutely love it! I can't wait to take pictures of everything & share it with everyone! Isis has just burst out of her shell in ways we didn't even expect. All of a sudden her interactions with us and her conversation and the amount we could understand of what she was saying just increased rapidly. She also had a growth spurt, leaving her at 33 inches tall, which is great for her! I found out a close friend of mine is pregnant with her 2nd child, so that's always exciting! We also hosted Christmas at our house for the first time with all sides of the family! I am so excited about what 2012 will bring and so happy for everything 2011 brought us!

I hope your New Year is wonderful!!

1 comment:

The Planet Pink said...

Such a great year of milestones! You are blessed!

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