Friday, January 4, 2013

2012: In Review

So I don't know who reads this anymore, or if anyone will meander over to it, but one of my many goals for 2013 is to be a little better about keeping this updated. I feel like this blog is a better way to share what's going on in our family than just posting random pictures and status updates on facebook.

2012 was a busy, but awesome year. Why? Because I feel that we were particularly productive. By 'we' I mostly mean Brian.(I did some stuff too though!!!!)

So this is going to be a long post. Sorry! Also sorry if I put a few of these pictures on twice. I tried to pay attention.

We'll start with Annabelle's 1st Birthday. She was a ham for anyone that sat near her.

Easter photo shoot. My older two cooperated quite nicely. Annabelle was hit or miss.

Bathroom in our bedroom got new walls (my own handy work), new floors, and a paint job.

Easter egg hunt. March and April ended up giving us gorgeous weather.

Grandpa Steve and Liam dying Easter eggs.

At the Milwaukee Science Museum

Visiting Great Great Grandma Krell

Annabelle and our friend Renaud. Dumped out a whole bag of cereal. At first I was upset but then I realized that it was an excellent way to keep them occupied.

Kitten we saved from Ryan's barn. Grew into a very smelly cat that destroys everything.

Visit from Grandma Jacoby

Flooding in Duluth

Gooseberry Falls after the flood. Nice visit from Christopher and Kelsey Kitzmann before Ian was born.

Our new bedroom. We had carpet installed. Bridget built the radiator cover seen in background. Afterwards I splurged and bought a bedspread and lamp shade.

The kiddos like to visit with our neighbor down the street (Greg and Joanne)
Got the chair at an estate sale for $20

Liam took tennis lessons for two weeks this summer. He really enjoyed it

Celebrating Great Grandpa Stensgards birthday!

Annabelle and Lola

We will definately be doing grape tomatos and green beans again this year!

Brian working hard. He scraped and sanded old paint off then repainted the side of the house. It looks really good.

Charlotte's first day of 1st Grade.

Liam's first day of Pre-K

Our Fall photo shoot.

I put a few of these on twice, sorry!

 On a whim, I bought 5 gold fish at Walmart. They lasted less than a week, but Annabelle enjoyed watching and feeding them.

At the Zoo. The first week of October we got a pleasant surprise, as we found out we were expecting bambino #4. I started the month out feeling great and ended it feeling pretty yucky.

 The pictures below are from Disney World. We spent Thanksgiving with my aunt and uncle in Nashville TN, and then drove to Orlando for 4 days.

Expedition Everest in the Animal Kingdom.

On the Ferry headed for the Magic Kingdom.

Above: About to head to Star Tours, the Star Wars ride.
Below: Charlotte and Brian getting off of the Rockin Roller Coaster.

Below: Living room in our Hotel.




Our attempts to get some Christmas card pictures. Annabelle absolutely refused to cooperate and Charlotte and Liam forgot how to smile? most of their smiles  were really forced or cheesy.