This post has taken me a long time to get up, but here it finally is!
This passed year was a fun one for us! Here is our look back on 2012.
We knew that living where we do would bring snow, so instead of hate it , we sometimes did this! Paisley LOVED her snow friend!
Of course, at Nana and Papa's there is no snow, so the same time of the year, we were able to go to the park and play!
Paisley and Ted have become pretty good friends this year. He realized that Paisley was big enough to help him get things and Paisley remembers where his treats are! Plus she talks so well that he could really tell when she said "Ted, you want a treat?!"
Paisley also kicked the crib out and decided she is big enough for a "Big Girl Bed!"
It finally became warm outside! 2012 summer was fun for Paisley and Tate. Sue and I had a change in our work schedule and needed some help on a few days so Kell, being the great cousin that she is, came to the rescue! She was a GREAT babysitter!
Pais and Tate have really gotten to love each other- spending almost every day together will do that to a kid!
Paisley had a wonderful 2nd birthday! We had a little birthday party for her where she got a little baby doll to snuggle. She had the instincts of a big sister already, so we decided to announce the coming of baby #2.
In July we found out that baby #2 was going to be a sister! Katelyn's due date was set for December 24th, 2012. In my mind I was hoping she would come between the 12th and the 17th.
We had more and more fun in St George. Paisley LOVES swimming with Nana!
Kody went with the youth in our area for Trek. He was a photographer- nice for him cause he didn't have to sleep in a shared tent!
We went on a "BIG SWING" while in St George for a visit. Paisley did a good job!
Gage and Paisley love every minute they get together
Paisley and I went swimming one day when Kody was at school- he started his masters this summer. She loves the slide more then a 2 year old should!
Kaden came home from his mission and the boys went on their yearly hike. They came home to us girls and the kids at the cabin with dinner and showers ready!
We had famiy pictures on our anniversary. I love family pictures!
Paisley loves her Daddy!
They are (I hate to use this word) pretty! When he decides to make something new he can make it look like he's been doing it for years- exhibit A!
Paisley knew for months before Halloween what she wanted to be! Believe it or not, I think there is a real Cowgirl hidden inside her!
Tater's also found out how yummy suckers are!
This last semester Kody got to teach a class at the university. It was the woods class. While in the class he also made an amazing entertainment center for us! I love it so much!
Because I was really big with Katelyn, Kody and Paisley went for our yearly tree hut alone. This years tree was perfect and Paisley loved the time with her daddy!
The night before I went into labor with Katelyn. I loved being pregnant this last year. I felt great and I was so excited to have another amazing little girl!
Our first picture with Katelyn Jill. Her labor was fast. She came only 1hour and 29minutes after water broke.
Paisley was so excited to meet her sister and her reaction was cuter then I expected. They love each other so much!
Our little family 2012
We only spent one day in the hospital. We really wanted to get home, and Katelyn, even being small, was very healthy and ready to go after only 24hours.
We got to have Papa, Nana, Derek, Kenzee, and Gage come stay right after Katelyn was born. We have the best family in the world!
Katelyn got to see Santa on Christmas. Paisley said all year that Santa was bringing her a baby sister.
We feel so blessed for the last year! We are now parents to two very different little girls. It is amazing to see the things that they learn every day and watch them love each other. We are grateful for the new year as well. This year is going to hold a lot of changes. We will most likely be leaving Cache Valley for a job somewhere. That means I will be leaving my job that I have had for seven years (minus when we lived in St George). That also means that we'll be living in a new house- no more sharing house with loud people! We are excited and a little nervous. I will try my best to keep you updated on our new year!