Saturday, December 31, 2011


At the end of each year, it's nice to flip through my old posts and reflect on what the year brought us. Here are my highlights:

On January 5th I got to announce to the blog world that I was pregnant! I was about 14 weeks along and pretty dang excited.

In February there was the Suggestivism show with Jeff's mockingbird piano on display, and we found out Elsa was a girl!

March was a big month. We took our first big family vacation to Maui, Jeff became famous, and the garage to studio conversion got underway! 

April was my sad month. We lost our beloved Lily Mae. I'm still choked up over it. I also started my third trimester, we celebrated one year of owning our happy home, and Jeff's bird piece went on display at the LB Museum (prints are still available here!). 

In May, Mandy and I (as We Like Flowers) did one of our biggest weddings yet, and it turned out FABULOUS!! I was also thrown an amazing baby shower up in San Jose by our moms, we chose and announced Elsa's name, and I had another 4D ultrasound which looking back at shocks the crap out of me at how exact those pictures were to what she looks like. 

{photo by EP Love}

In June we were thrown a second amazing baby shower (thanks Kim, Karen and Mandy!) which included a horrifying awesome fetus cake, Jeff and I celebrated three years of marriage, our dear friends Jerod and Karen brought their sweet baby Jude into this world (!!), and I finished Elsa's nursery.

July. The biggest and most important month of my life. My precious little Elsa was born healthy, pink, and safe. That's everything. We also found out she had hip dysplasia and got her fitted with her little parachute harness. 

In August we settled in to being parents to a newborn, Elsa had her first smile, and we took more pictures than we've ever taken in our lives.

In September we adopted the boys!! Our family became complete. Elsa also got her harness off for the first time, allowing us to give her the first bath

In October we took Elsa on her first trip up north to meet the rest of the family, Jeff and I got our new iPhone 4S's (yes, life changing), and Elsa met Mickey for the first time. 

In November, tummy time was big, I started a YouTube channel for Elsa's videos, Elsa had her first solid food, we hosted Thanksgiving, and I turned 32 and celebrated with babies. 

And December of course our first Christmas as a full family. 

All in all, 2011 was pretty amazing for us. We are SO freaking thankful.

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