Hey, if they ever make a chick flick about me starring Mandy Moore, they could totally call it that: Crazy Wonderful Surprise.
En-ee-weigh. Welcome to the third annual sharing of the photos. It's the perfect time for new readers to get your year paraphrased and for old readers to take a walk down memory lane, don't you think?
Let's photo, y'all.
preventative measures; was so grateful for our newest one, as yet unborn; snapped some ridiculous moments; and saw my very first picture ever of mister John Charles.
Kzoo Air Zoo then I tried some new concealer and went ballistic about the snow situation. Then I got to pray for this lady, and that was really good.
beginning of our birthday season, with that Munchkin on the left turning 4 and that not-so-Munchkin on the right turning 13. They are alike yet not at all alike and they love each other. But my gosh, the winter that would never end heaped a sweet -5 degrees on us in MARCH. Oh my holy bad word. And I cried a lot during Mass (as usual during Lent, especially if pregnant). And then I posted more pics of my kids and just generally felt really emotional and junk.
Easter! My playset plan unveiled! The Something Other than God book trailer! Much happy. So goodness.
epic selfie whilst 36ish weeks pregnant. The new flock of birds up in my house. And a question from the combox. In between all of that was a LOT of belly/not born baby discussion. A. Lot.
this gargantuan belly emerged this most perfect little person. Remember the one hour homebirth? Good times, good times. And then, right around the 4 week mark, my brain fried, as one's brain does. (Somehow we managed squeezed in three other people's birthdays that month, too, but I'm really fuzzy on how that all went down...)
4th of July, my quick tip for making grown up friends, and some answers to some homeschooling questions.
Paul turned 7 and got an AirSoft AR-15. I'm preeeeeeeeetty sure he tried to sleep with it under his pillow. It probably has a name. Oh, this was also the month of the lip synch video! Totally fun. AND this is also when we started shopping around for a new house and fixing the old one up even more.
overhauled our old bathroom this month, talked about why we were thinking about moving out of the House Unseen, and chatted a bit about the magic of having Big Kids. We did a LOT of work that month. Oh boy.
photo tour of the inside, and a tour of the outside, if you're into that sort of thing. And even if you're not, know that this place is magical. Like....a miracle.
putting more effort into my role as homemaker because of all of that. Then we shined some floors and we prayed for Nicole.
And here we are. A little mommy bloggin', a little nostalgia, and not a blogging break- just a breather.
Merry Christmas! I can't wait to see the photos you'll choose to share this time around. Last year was very, very difficult. This year was so full of blessings. And through it all we've walked together. It's good, you know? It's good.