Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Highlights from 2012

2012 was a crazy busy year for us. We moved 5 times in 3 different countries and 2 continents, Judah hit many milestones in his second year of life, we had good times with friends and family and we finally landed in the Middle East! A friend of mine did this and I thought it was a great idea, so here's my version of our family's 2012 highlights!

Friends

The year started off great with my high school girlfriends for a weekend in the mountains of NC. I love these girls and always have a great time when we get together.

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My dad took Judah for his first haircut at a local NC barber shop.

Saying goodbye to his car

Thomas said goodbye to his first and only car and we moved to Virginia for 2 months.

First day at Preschool

Judah was nervous about his first day at preschool!

Swinging

But he settled in quickly and had tons of fun on the playground!

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It snowed while we were there and he had lots of fun playing in the snow.

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We visited Washington, D.C. 

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In March we went to Cherryville for a week to pack up the rest of our things and spent some time with family. We even got to meet our nephew Christian for the first time!

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Then we moved to Vancouver for 3 months. It was an amazing city to live in
and we loved getting out and exploring all it had to offer. 

Judah around Vancouver
Playing in the parks

We enjoyed lots of yummy food!

Vancouver Food!

My parents came to visit us in May and we went whale watching. It was so much fun!

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We explored other sites in Vancouver.

Lynn Canyon

It was sad saying goodbye because we weren't sure when we'd see each other again!

Blowing out the candles

We celebrated Judah's 2nd birthday with friends at a park.

city

In July we finally moved to the Middle East!

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We started Arabic language school and the months just flew by! 

Arabic

Thomas's mom came to visit and we had a blast!

Visit with Renee 1

We found out we're having a baby girl due May 19, 2013!

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My mom and Thomas's dad came to visit and we celebrated Thanksgiving
and my 33rd birthday with a trip to the Dead Sea!

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Lastly we hit December with a visit to the Gulf for Christmas. Judah had a
great time this year and was really into opening his presents from Santa. 

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Looking forward to 2013! Happy New Year!

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2 comments:

Bryan and Stacy said...

Love it! I wish you guys a wonderful New Year and keep us updated on your growing baby girl! Love ya!

khbeam said...

Great reflection of a year filled with many changes and experiences. Didn't realize you guys were in Bahrain... We had a 3 hr. layover and could have called you! Hope the rest of your trip is nice... Happy 2013!