Monday, December 31, 2012

Looking back on 2012!

2012 was a big year for our family. It was our first full year as parents and we went from a family of 3 to a family of 4! It has been a year full of love, fun, and blessings.

We started off the year with a visit from my BFF and her precious kids. I love that Hudson already had the exact same outfit as her boys. The picture is pretty perfect. 

We went to McKinney to stay for a week while John was out of town at a conference and I met my blog friend, Katy and her sweet little boy, Pearson. 

Hudson started crawling in January!

In February we went to Huntsville for Patrick's ordination. I can't believe how much Hudson and E have changed this year! 

In March, the day Hudson turned 9 months old we found out about a huge blessing!

We took Hudson's pictures in the bluebonnets. I can't wait to do this with both of them in 2013.

We celebrated Hudson's first Easter.

We announced to our family, friends, and social media that Hudson would soon be a big brother!

We took Hudson to the zoo for the first time. 

In May we went to The Woodlands to watch my older brother compete in his 2nd Ironman! 

Hudson turned 1!

And we celebrated with our closest friends and family.

Hudson took swim lessons this summer with his friend, Landry.

I had a fun girls night out with some of my sweet friends.

Hudson went to the River for the first time and ate TONS of watermelon!

Hudson and I got to attend Summer Music Camp with John for the first time. 

We cherished moments.

We went to Gulf Shores, Alabama.

I grew a human.

We played outside in the backyard a TON!

We laughed a lot.

This is the last picture I took of Hudson before Emma was born. Later this night I started having contractions. 

Our hearts grew as we welcomed Emma James into our family.

Hudson became a big brother.

And he got his first haircut!

We celebrated Hudson's 2nd Thanksgiving and Emma's 1st. 

And Hudson's 2nd Christmas and Emma's 1st. 

It was an amazing year. I love what 2012 brought to our family and I am SO excited for 2013!

Happy New Year, sweet friends!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Family Pictures 2012

Last month we had family pictures done by Painted Peacock Photography and I love the way they turned out. Ashley also did Hudson's newborn pictures and just like those, she did a wonderful job again! Here are a few (several) of my favorites. 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Emma's newborn pictures

We had Emma's newborn pictures made when she was 4 weeks old. The original plan was for her to be 2 weeks old but she graced us early. All pictures by Painted Peacock Photography.

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