To all of our family and to all of our friends, the Christmas poet has done it again
It seems to happen this time every year, happy thoughts from us to bring you good cheer!
This year as always was better than last, so here are some highlights from our recent past.
The calendar turned, we were all off and running, planning an event that we hoped would be stunning
Jessie and Doug had chosen a date, planning a wedding put a lot on our plate
July was the target, the fun just beginning…flowers? A venue? Had all our heads spinning!
Decisions were made as the months flew on by, we were all really anxious about 30 July!
In the week just before Doug made Jessie his spouse, they closed and moved into their very first house
The wedding was perfect, a sight to behold, and both our kids married had us feeling…well…old!
John and Ashley were blessed with really good news, even in the midst of the housing market blues
All over Orlando they decided to roam, searching and searching for that perfect home,
And of all of the dwellings that they had seen, they closed on their favorite this past Halloween!
Some paint and new floors were what was desired, and after three weeks we were all pretty tired.
They hosted Thanksgiving, new memories were made, all the food, and the love was clearly homemade.
That creature that’s stirring, why, that is no mouse…Its John, Ash and Ruger in their new house!
In October we took some much needed leave, and went to Seattle to see Krista and Steve
A trip to the coast would help keep us sane, and the weather was perfect, with very little rain!
We saw all the sights, and Oh! Mount Rainier, in all of her beauty, made us smile ear to ear.
The events of this year have provided much joy, and we are thankful that Phil will never deploy.
Those days are long gone as we continue to grow, trying to find normal in Orlan-do
As you hustle and bustle your way through this season, never forget that HE is the reason
And to finish it off -- here is our year in review: ENJOY!
Jess and Doug's engagement party
I caught my first Grouper
Ate a Krispy Kreme doughnut burger
Celebrated our first wedding anniversary
Our very sweet friends got married
Went to Red Robin for my birthday
Donated my hair to Beautiful Lengths
Went to Vito's Chop House for Father's Day dinner with J's Dad and family
Attended a surprise bachelorette party
Went to a surprise wedding reception
My baby sister got married
Saw Volbeat at HOB
Went on a family fishing trip
Saw 3 Doors Down at Hard Rock with my dad
Halloween parties galore!
CLOSED ON OUR HOUSE!
Hosted Thanksgiving (after completely refinishing the inside of the house)
First Christmas at the new house
Here is to an amazing 2012! Have a fabulous weekend everyone and be safe!!