Dec 30, 2012

My 2012

I never did an introductory post, honestly I didn't expect to have any followers whatsoever, haha, so I was thinking maybe instead of a formal intro, everyone can just get a taste of who I am by reliving my past year with me?  2012 has had its ups and definitely its downs, but overall I'd say it was a pretty good year!  Wow, I have ZERO pics on my computer for the month of January.  Guess my 2012 started in February :)


I fell off a motorcycle.  It wasn't moving.  If I only give good advice once in my life it's this: do NOT start drinking at 9 a.m., continue alllll day and end the night at the strip club.  
This will happen to your face, my friends.  I didn't go to the doctor, but it took about 6 months for my chin to stop hurting.  I'm convinced I cracked something in there.

Rescued a puppy.  Sweetest little gal, unfortunately an unforeseen life change occurred and we couldn't keep her.  Luckily I had an animal lover neighbor to take her for us. We miss you Compass :(


Visited a haunted hotel.  We took a mini vacation up to Sedona then ended up in Jerome at the Jerome Grand Hotel.  I'm OBSESSED with Ghost Adventures, so this was right up my alley.  We did a little ghost hunting late at night but no luck.  Also on this trip I called poison control because Liam drank out of my adult beverage thinking it was just Pepsi.  He was ok, but mama freaked the eff out.  I also got pregnant in this hotel.  TMI? 
Out of Africa.  Took a pitstop on our way back from Jerome and saw a ton of animals.  I always forget how powerful and majestic big cats are until you see them running around and jumping in water.  
My second time seeing Willie Nelson.  I kid you not, Steve and I were the youngest in the place and Steve is 45 years old haha.  Such a good time though!  Side note, his pianist played with him in the movie Honeysuckle Rose.  They go way back apparently. 
(L-Liam, R-Stevie)  Took a trip to Austin for Steve's grandson's birthday.  Yes, when we get married I will be a 26 year old grandma.  It was my first time in Austin and the only pictures I remembered to take were of the birthday party and this night at the local Mexican food joint.  Steve's son lives in a little town (think no pizza delivery.  Srsly, I tried.) but the short time we were there was spent exploring the city.  How much do you love Liam's snakeskin boots?! 
Fast friends these two were.  Liam got a little taste of country livin' and he was hooked! 


Liam turned 5 in April, so we surprised him with a CA trip.  First, we hit up Medieval Times and as you can see our knight was a giant.  Seriously, he's not wearing stilts or anything.
Spent Easter Sunday at the beach.  When we first got there, it was totally deserted and SO relaxing.  We're a family of ocean lovers, I tell ya!
AZ Bike Week.  The long haired bearded dude is Opie from Sons of Anarchy.  People were waiting in line for hours to get something signed by him.  I said "eff that" and ran up and took a picture. Boom, that's five extra hours I had NOT standing in line in the sweltering AZ sun.
I couldn't find the digital copy, sorry about the copymark.  This may sound cheesy, but there's nothing I love more than being behind my guy on his bike.  I'll definitely be investing in a sparkly ass helmet this year.  Also, a few hours before this, we saw about 4 people go down on bikes on the highway.  Scariest thing I've ever witnessed.

Country Thunder.  We took Liam this year and he had a blast! Ridin' bulls, water gun fights, horseshoes, kisses from girls....he was in heaven.  We two stepped our little hearts out during Alan Jackson and little guy crashed early.  We can't wait until 2013!


My Liam is baptized.  I've said before that I struggle constantly with my beliefs and religion in general. I was raised Catholic, but as an adult the Catholic religion seems pretty damn scary to me.  Liam goes to church with my parents occasionally and it meant a lot to them to have him baptized, so we set a date and he became, as he likes to remind us, a "child of god".  Bless his heart!


This year we skipped out on fireworks and hung out at our new house!

June/July was spent being a huge, sweaty, pregnant mess.  We moved in July.  In the desert.  In temps 115+.  To say I was miserable is well...a total understatement.


The dude starts school.  It was the sweetest thing seeing him so sure of himself, but still so nervous.  Now, school is second nature.

Seven months pregnant.  I know I was miserable, but days when our littlest won't seem to stop crying, I wish I could shove him back in there.  I miss his little kicks and feeling his hiccups from the inside.
Liam started ice hockey.  Want to see something super cute?  Watch a group of 4-6 year olds try to ice skate in their hockey gear.  Liam's not such a newbie anymore, he does pretty well, and I'm one proud mama to have a mini Wayne Gretzky in the house!


Stories of Steve's time spent in the army are a daily occurrence around these parts.  Liam is SO proud his stepdad served his country and he lets his friends know it, so it was no surprise our guy wanted to be an army ranger for Halloween.  Next year, he wants to follow in Steve's footsteps and be an airborne  ranger.


Family photo pre-Jackson.  Kinda looks like he's clawing out of my tummy, huh?
Since I was scheduled to have the baby the day before Thanksgiving, we decided to put up the tree.  Thank god because when I got home I could barely walk myself to the bathroom!
Our Jackson came screaming into this world.  He's 5 weeks now and so handsome and stubborn.  He sure does cry a lot, but every now and then we just listen....and appreciate that he'll never be this little again and we'll actually miss our sleepless nights.


First bath.  Gosh, we went from womb to first bath.  If you only knew how much happiness you brought to our life....
Liam learned to ride a bike.  I bought him this bike for his last birthday and it came with training wheels.  Well, today we took those trainers off and rode this bike like a man!  He didn't fall once!  My gosh this dude is taking the world by storm and I couldn't be more proud.
Both of our kids are so lucky to have their Dad.  Steve listens, I mean really listens.  He doesn't talk to our kids like their just "kids".  He has a way about him, that guy.

So here's to 2013.  I go all out or I go home and this year is gonna be my BIIIIIIOTCH!
Happy New Years ya'll!!


Myrna Wilson said... Reply To This Comment

Happy New Year!

Heather said... Reply To This Comment

What an amazing year you had! Compass really is a cutie - hope you guys get to visit her lots :)

Pearls & Paws

smk053078 said... Reply To This Comment

Thank for taking us on that wild ride!!! We saw Willie this year too! Amazing!! And look at that precious family. You are one blessed lady!!! Cheers to 2013!!

Cortney said... Reply To This Comment

Ouch!! Your chin looks painful! That looks like a great year!

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