Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 in review

Here is a brief recap of 2012 via pictures :) It's crazy to think of how much has happened in one year! Cannot wait to see all that the new year brings - including our sweet baby. The Lord has been so good to us!

January - cut all my hair off. Fresh look for a fresh year.

January - our first project! Built a king sized bed on our anniversary weekend.

January - celebrated one year of marriage! 

February - celebrated Nama Shields' 80th birthday with the whole Shields family!

March - first (and only) midnight premiere with friends to see Hunger Games!

February - gave Dad probably our best gift ever :)

March - FCA National Staff Retreat in Kansas City!

March - Celebrated Will becoming a teenager with 30 bags of fries :)

March - soaked up our last Spring in our first apartment together.


April - celebrated Rachel's 16th birthday and a scavenger hunt to find her first car!

April - sent off some of our best friends on a new adventure to San Francisco!

April - became champion of bowling.

April - A wonderful Easter together with family.

April - best welcome home party ever for Caitie Bird!

April - putt putt with the bro!

May - best water fight of my life (yes that's a fire truck)

May - awesome Lecrae concert with some of my favorite people

May - found our house o' dreams!!!!

May - Downtown Durham date to see Wicked and celebrate closing on our first home!

May - Lake Gaston to visit Peno and Bird at Camp Willow Run!

May - Amazing date night with Rob before he left for two weeks.

May - Packed up our apartment in preparation for moving day!!

June - We got the keys!! First time homeowners!

June - Our house o' dreams

June - celebrating our first week in our new home with an awesome fire on our new back deck!

July - much needed vacation with the Keegan family at Emerald Isle

July - first time using our new grill! 

July - a tough month health-wise for me but sweet time with nephews made it much better :)

July - our favorite purchase to date - our church pew!

August - celebrated with Rob's best friend in the opening of his Chick Fil A store!

August - sent our Birdie off to college! Go Pack!

August - a beautiful weekend in Swansboro with dear friends

September - FCA Regional Staff Retreat in St. Simon's!

September - we find out we're PREGNANT!!!

October - one of many dates in our new area

October - Rob's best friend gets hitched in New Bern!

October - we get to see our baby for the first time and hear that beautiful heartbeat!

October - we paint the brick on our house!

November - Another healthy ultrasound! 5 weeks, 6 weeks, and 9 weeks.

November - we host our first Thanksgiving with neighbors!

November - Thanksgiving in New Bern

November - decorated for our first Christmas in our new home

November - welcomed sweet baby Bryce Jackson into the world!

November - FINALLY got to tell our friends and family our happy news!

December - a weekend away in Chapel Hill at the Carolina Inn :) (15 weeks pregnant)

December - Dinner out in Chapel hill at 411 West

December - final & favorite project of the year - our built-ins!

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