2012 has been a busy year for us. The year brought us joys and sorrows. Overall, it was one of the best years we could have.
This week in 2011 we discovered we were expecting a new addition to our family. Jackson Lucas Lee was born in August 2012. 9 months of morning sickness, heartburn, headaches and exhaustion brought to us the sweetest joy we could ask for in one tiny, sweet little boy.
The older kids were thrilled to have a new sibling. They look forward to helping to raise Jax and loving him, playing with him and sharing in every joy he brings to us. Their world circles baby brother right now.
School wasn't nearly as structured as I had wished for us this past year. Thankfully, we had reviews for the Schoolhouse Crew which kept us going, filling in as we passed through the year. Many items we stuck with, using almost daily and many others gave us the change we needed to keep us going. Needless to say, we look forward to another year with the crew as we continue to adjust to having another baby in our home.
This year we upgraded items in our home too. The kids got new tvs for Christmas. We got new living room furniture at tax time. Josh got the Camo chair he's always wanted and new guns and duck decoys for hunting. He's teaching the kids to shoot now.
We have a new-to-us Tahoe. Most recently we purchased a new washer and dryer, which was much needed with washing 6 peoples clothing. Baby things had to be purchased.
I must say my favorite purchase this year was my Nikon camera. I've been able to work on my photography business this year and provide memories for my family and friends throughout the year. Photos that have blessed those I love most.
This year brought about a job change for Josh which has been a hard change but a blessed one. He's back to driving truck, which is his first love job-wise. He's happier and less stressed by this change.
I can only hope as we head into the new year, that next year will be as good to us as this one has been. Our lives have been so blessed throughout this past year. I'm hoping to accomplish much in 2013, all while watching my babies grow even more. It's the first time in a long time, I can say I'm actually looking forward to the new year.
Happy New Year to all of you. I pray you have the best year you can too!