I was pregnant the first 4 months, nursing and living the newborn haze the middle 4 months, and settling into a routine in the last 4 months. There were days we packed full, weeks we kept simple, beautiful times and other just plain survival mode times. Here are things remembered from 2011:
Passing around winter colds ALL of January. Could have had a better start...
Here's to a new year in 2012! Still working on our new goals. We're moving forward as a family of 5 and ready to see what God has for us!
Sunday, January 01, 2012
Our "surprise trip" this year with my family was to Indian Wells. We pulled up to this gorgeous rental home and enjoyed 4 solid days of playing, relaxing and enjoying family. We are so blessed. The boys played golf, the ladies shopped, we all cooked together... such good times. I love the drive to Palm Desert. It reminds me of my childhood in Mimi & Bumpa's condo and of anniversaries with Rian. :)
Our home for the week.
Lots of relaxing...
He wants to crawl so badly!!
The boys hitting the links.
One day we took the tram up the mountain and enjoyed some snow and views.
Some great neighborhood walks including one to the Miramonte Resort and Spa, where Rian and I have stayed.
On our last night we enjoyed a gorgeous sunset!
SERIOUSLY... Thank you again, Mom and Dad. These trips mean so much to Rian and I and now to your grandkids too. It is so fun and so special to be together. We love you!
Posted by Wallace at 1/01/2012 11:44:00 PM
The week before Christmas is so full of excitement and anticipation. I love this season and we are so fortunate to be surrounded by people we love. Rian and I have so enjoyed watching our kids this season. Everything is so magical. The story of Jesus. The angels. Wallace is starting to grasp why we do this, why we give gifts, what we are truly celebrating. This year my parents hosted both the Wallace and Bardwell family Christmas. They put a tent out back and we sat inside with twinkle lights, carpet and heaters.
Posted by Wallace at 1/01/2012 09:17:00 AM