We really have tried (and mostly succeeded!) in fully enjoying all the madness that was 2015!
Cheers to a new year!
January: Just around the New Year we went on a Caribbean cruise out of New Orleans. We got to eat so much good food, explore some Louisiana plantations, and lounge on the most beautiful Jamaican beach- it was really a dream trip! I was in the golden 2nd trimester, and on our way home I felt Rory kick for the first time.
February: I turned 24 and got a prenatal massage for my birthday, which I would recommend to anyone and everyone who likes massages. Also, I seem to remember I made a lot of homemade bread during this time...
April: We celebrated our two year anniversary and Jay surprised me with a mini re-creation of our wedding cake! We also went out to Utah to search for a house!
May: Jay's sister and her family came to stay with us on the ranch and at the beach for their vacation and it was so fun! They also convinced us to take a puppy from their sweet lab's litter, and they drove Boo out from New Mexico with them! We had a tough time deciding to take on a puppy with a baby due three weeks away, but we are so glad we did. We love our sweet Boo. Also, I was legitimately large by this point!
June: We met our sweet Rory and finalized the sale of our first home this month! Meeting Rory was the best thing, although I had a wake-up call of a tough recovery. We found our dream home back in April, but didn't find out it was still for sale (foreclosure sales are tricky) until this month. It was a tough process, but we finally got it all sorted out and started the sale before Rory was born and signed all the final paperwork the week after Rory came!
August: We blessed our sweet (albeit extremely grumpy) girl at home in our new home with both sides of the family in town. The floors we finished two days before, and our air conditioner needed a tune up so the house was 80+ degrees. I can laugh about it now, though I had a hard time laughing about it then. My mom and Brooke stayed for a week, which was a much needed help for me because Rory was still pretty colicky and exhausting at this point.
September: We brave camping with tiny Rory and she does surprisingly well, albeit the wake up call was bright and early with the sunrise. Brooke came to visit for her 17th birthday and we loved every short second of that weekend!
October: We were unicorns for Halloween and went to Vegas as a family! Also my mom and Brooke came out to visit for a week, which was wonderful.
November: We went home to spend Thanksgiving with my family, and Rory soaked up all the cousin time!
December: Rory skyrockets in terms of happiness and cuteness. This is our favorite age yet, and we are absolutely smitten with this kid. Also we sent out Christmas cards (though, for budget purposes, mostly to family) So here's your digital copy if you didn't get one! We love you and hope your year has been as full of growth, struggle, and joy as ours.