I’ve been away from the blog for a while, but I’m back to share my 2012 year in review:
January: Starting off with the biggest of the big news–Caleb and I got pregnant. Hooray!
Then we took a trip to Aruba. Also, Hooray!
February: We were living in Indianapolis and so excited that our (short-term, adopted) city was hosting the Super Bowl. Not that I’ve been to any other cities’ Super Bowl festivities for comparison, but I think Indy did a fantastic job.
March: I celebrated my 29th birthday in my PJ’s because I was just too sick to do anything else. That feeling went on for weeks. Those early days sure can knock you on your butt, but the good news is that you forget about it later…for the most part. I’ll spare you the birthday photos.
April: We moved into a studio apartment, just two blocks from the beach, West of LA. I prepped for the baby, as well as one can while living in a tiny box.
May: A weekend camping trip in Yosemite was mind-bogglingly awesome! I cannot wait to go back. If I had a redo, I would rethink my plan to “rough it” while pregnant though. Sleeping in a tent sans-air mattress made for a couple of long nights. Photos don’t do it justice, but I’ll post them, because that’s what I do.
Also, Caleb learned to surf.
June: We celebrated our five year wedding anniversary. My husband is still the most amazing man I’ve ever met.
And, I ate oodles of cupcakes. LA has amazing cupcakes.
July: We checked three major league baseball stadiums off the list (on our way to the goal of rooting for the home team at all 30 MLB stadiums). Go, Angels, Dodgers, and Padres!
August: I didn’t continue running once I was pregnant (big hats off to the ladies that do!), but we did manage to squeak out a 5K because I’m crazy about these color races. We got up at 2 am to drive from LA to San Diego to be the first in line for the day-of registration at San Diego’s ‘Color Me Rad’ race. It was worth every minute of lost sleep!
September: We celebrated Caleb’s 30th birthday with Cirque du Soleil. We just snapped this one photo of the two of us, with crazy light. Then one more of me super-pregnant. Yikes.
October: Baby Charlotte was born! She is everything that I never could have imagined my perfect baby to be.
November: We moved to Santa Barbara for Caleb’s third and final rotation, and I cannot stop myself from posting more photos of my little chunk. Yes, her hair always sticks up like this. It’s unstoppable, and I love it.
December: Enjoying our lovely little town.
Plus, Charlotte’s first Christmas.
Thank you so much for coming along for my 2012 highlights. I’m taking some time away from wedding photography to focus on being Charlotte’s full-time momma, but I plan to blog a bit more this year (after my dismal showing last year, that shouldn’t be too lofty of a goal). Hope your 2013 is off to a beautiful start! xo.