As the song by Jack Johnson goes, "It's always better when we're together."

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Good-bye 2011, hello 2012!

2011 was a pretty good year for Matt and me. In March we welcomed Mr. Nate and have been having a blast with him ever since! Matt also started his second year of residency, we celebrated our 5 year anniversary, Nate and I saw the last shuttle launch, and I began teaching 3rd grade. I've always heard that time passes more quickly the older you get and I agree. The year has flown by and I'm sure 2012 will probably do the same. Like last year Matt is on call this New Year's Eve so Nate and I are at home hanging out. Nate went to bed early and I decided it was time to write one final blog for the year. I'm going to make this a 2011 in review blog and post some of my favorite picture memories from the year. However, before I get started with that I feel that I must share a few new updates in our world.

Matt and I are joking that Nate will become a chef when he grows up. If we are in the kitchen without him he will begin to scream until one of us picks him up, brings him in, and lets him watch whatever we are doing. I was trying to catch up on home housework the other day as Matt cooked and that meant no free hand to hold Nate. So, to appease the child we rolled his high chair into the kitchen and he was as happy as a clam. I will still put him in the Moby wrap when I cook and he loves it! The other morning he helped me cook pancakes. Afterwards, he chowed down on his pancake and decided to save some for later. As I went to change his diaper a little later on, the child had chunks of pancake that had somehow fallen in his pjs. It's hard being a baby.


 He was a huge fan -- can you tell?

On Friday Nate felt a little nostalgic and decided that he wanted to play in his old vibrating, bouncy seat. I put him in it and turned it on. He had a blast! 

 Big enough now to really make it bounce!

After eating his baby food for lunch today, my big eater decided that he wanted some of my lunch --Taco Bell. I have him a few bites of the beef and cheese from my Mexican Pizza and he chowed down. He also ate some blueberries for dessert!

 He ate the blueberries after polishing off the taco meat.

Blueberry and taco face!

Now here are a few of my favorite shots from 2011. Happy New Year everyone!!


  1. That first one of your favorites is kinda scary actually! LOL lots has happened this year. Glad to hear it was a good year for you.

  2. Haha! That picture cracks me up. He was having ZERO part of me taking his picture that night. He screamed the entire time until I have him a bottle and put him to bed. 2011 was a great year for us -- I hope 2012 is great for you all!!!!