Valentine's Day together with no kids. The food was delicious. We still lived in Manhattan, KS where it actually snows in the winter and Dan got to be a super hero, Lianne and Derek came to visit, and I started some serious nesting.
sewing and crafting of a general nature. I also had my baby shower, which was a lot of fun.
born. We learned all kinds of new things this month like, how to change a diaper without getting pee everywhere,breastfeeding takes a lot of patience, how to function on little to no sleep, and that life is just better with a baby. For Easter my mom and sisters came up to visit us which was a delightful surprise.
Vet school, finally, and we blessed our little Evie. In case you were wondering, she cried through the entire blessing. Dan was pretty flustered, poor guy. I also got to celebrate my very first mother's day as a new mother; Dan bought me a nook. This month we learned which acid reflux medicine worked on Evie and everyone was so much happier as a result. At the end of May, Dan went to San Antonio for training and I moved in with my parents.
Dan and hanging out with my parents. I had two new nieces born this month as well; Calvyn Abigayle and Jori Colette. At the end of June, we said goodbye to our beloved Manhattan and moved to Virginia. Oh! I also had a birthday somewhere in there as well. 24!
house and started settling into our new life in Virginia. Also, I fell down the stairs and broke my back.
beach. It was a perfect day for the beach and it was fun to get out of the house. Most of the time spent with Lianne was playing with Calvyn and Evie, so we didn't get out and do much unfortunately. We took my dad to Yorktown while he was here and walked around the museum there, and I swear my dad was like a kid in a candy shop. The week that Diane was here was pretty epic. We had a fire, earthquake, tornado, and hurricane all in the same week. Needless to say, her time here was very exciting.
stay, which was a little rough for me. We had so many visitors helping me out for so long, that after she left I was super nervous about taking care of Evie by myself with my back still out of commission. So, needless to say, most of this month was adjusting to wearing a brace and taking care of Evelyn at the same time. It was also this month that Dan surprised me with the cutest letter.
first Halloween, and the start of solid foods. I was also able to record some of Evie's delightful giggles, because at this point Evelyn giggled and smiled all day long. Also this month, Kasie Fry came to visit us. Love her.
seven months, I mourned her no longer being a newborn, celebrated Veteran's Day, and Evie and I went to Utah for a week to visit the Christensens. After we got back from Utah we had a delicious Thanksgiving meal with a giant turkey and great friends.
decked our halls with Christmas decor and wrapped some presents to put under our brand new tree. Evie turned 8 months old, Dan had a pretty fun work party in which Evie met Santa, Dan bought me a droid, and we went to Wichita for a week to spend Christmas with my family. I never did get around the posting about Christmas, so here are some pictures.
|Evelyn in her "my first Christmas" jammies|
|All dressed up to reenact the nativity story.|
|Having fun at Exploration Place|
|Calvyn and Evelyn having fun together.|
This year was my favorite by far. Here's hoping next year is just as great.