Friday, December 31, 2010

2010: Year in Review

Last year, I wrote a post similar to this and it really made me realize that my attempts to document our lives through this crazy medium have not been in vain. Now that 2010 has come and (almost) gone, I wanted to do another post like that and remind myself (and y'all) of some of the the major (and minor) things that happened this year. And share some (a LOT) of my favorite pictures from 2010. And apparently revel in my love of parenthesis.

In January, Ann Peyton welcomed her little friend Hank, I created an exhaustive timeline of my life, and we had Annie tested to make sure nothing was wrong with her and her small (tiny at that time) size was just a genetic thing passed down from yours truly. I also reevaluated my resistance to giving Ann Peyton formula, per the prompting of a very good friend
and Peyton shocked my tiny mommy blog community by sharing one hundred interesting (and suprising?) facts about himself.




February was largely uneventful, but we did get snow, and quite a bit of it.
And we also did spend some time discussing and debating when we'd try for Babykins #2.


We spent a week in March getting our house refloored

and a weekend traveling to New Orleans with our good friends the Harkins.


Also, at eleven months old, Ann Peyton finally got a tooth.
and we went on a truly life changing retreat.

April was a very exciting month. I gave myself the Mom Badge when Ann Peyton threw up and teeteed on me all in one night. She turned one and we had a fabulous, bunny themed birthday party

in which we infected everyone with the stomach bug that we didn't know she had.


In May, Peyton and I celebrated our twenty eighth and twenty fifth birthdays, respectively.

Also, my best friend moved several states away.


In June, Annie got the stomach flu for the second time and we had to be reminded of our own anniversary via correspondence from Granny. One of my best friends from college got married

and we did a lot of swimming.




The end of July was our second time to leave Annie, our first for a true vacation. She (and her grandparents) did exceptionally well! Peyton and I really benefited from it, too!


And we got a new couch!




August was such an exciting month. We found out that we were having another baby!

We had a little scare, but it turned out everything was alright! And Peyton and I took a trip to Nashville to see Tom Petty.




Ann Peyton and I started back to Mother's Day Out in September
and she finally started walking.




October marked a year and a half with the sweetest baby girl ever.

I happily said "goodbye" to the first trimester,


and we took a family trip to Chicago to see our friend, Katie, run the marathon.

We also made our second annual family visit to the state fair

and we celebrated Halloween with the cutest little strawberry you've ever seen!




November brought some sad news- Peyton's grandfather, PopPop, passed away.

I did get excited when I reached the twenty week mark

and that same week we got some happy news- we found out we were having a little boy!




December was filled with more excitement (and a little sadness, too), Peyton got promoted to pharmacy manager,

we decorated for Christmas,

and I had some anxiety struggles.

The year came to a wonderful close, though, celebrating Christmas with Peyton's family

and my family.




I can't wait to see what 2011 holds for our little family!
Peace out, 2010!