Merry Christmas everyone! Here is our 2011 year in review: First we moved 2 times this year, once in January and then again in October. Let's just say I will never again do that as long as I live. We like our new house and location though, it is much closer to Justin's work and shopping (Yay for me!). Here is a little bit about each of our girlies: Camryn is turning 1 on Wednesday and I cannot believe that she is not my little baby anymore! She is my little toddler. Some things she likes: Climbing (anything, especially stairs), dancing and music (she won't watch tv but she loves music), mom's android phone (she is obsessed with it), playing peek-a-boo (she says "ba" for boo and it is so cute), walking everywhere (she loves for you to chase her), and meeting new people (she is so friendly she smiles and waves and will go over to just about anyone). She is such a sweet easygoing baby, although her little personality comes out more and more each day.
Some things about Brynlyn: She started preschool in August and has been in heaven! She is so outgoing and loves to be with all the other kids. It has been wonderful for her. She loves: watching her shows on Netflix, playing make believe (she loves to talk to herself), talking (we can't get her to stop - EVER), reading (she is going to be a bookworm like Mom someday), and playing at the park (I think she would live there if I let her). She is such a smartie and she is learning lots in school and at church. She is extremely excited to be a Sunbeam in a few weeks! Something funny she has been saying lately is that we are going to have Christmas and Santa will come and then it will be Jesus' birthday after that. I tell her everyday that Christmas IS Jesus' birthday but for a 3.5 year old it must be pretty hard to reconcile Santa/presents with Jesus' birth. She'll get it :)
And Justin is still at his estimating job and is usually so busy that we don't get to see him until about 8 at night. I have been loving every minute of the adventure of having 2 small kiddos running around. I saw a quote the other day that I am going to hang somewhere in my house: Sorry about the mess, but the children are making memories. I may not be the best at keeping my house spotless (or even getting us all out of our pj's on some days) but I know that my kids will only be little pigs for a while (and then they will be big pigs, but by then they will have chores and allowance to motivate them) and I love everything about this time in our lives, messy house and all. We have had trials (I would like all 4 of us to be well for at least a few days - it's been solid colds or flu since October) but we are still so blessed and grateful for both the blessings and the trials. The Lord lives and I love this time of year when we remember His birth and life. We hope everyone has an awesome Christmas and that 2012 is fantastic!
P.S. We put off having our professional family pictures until January so Bryn can get her cast off. Forgive our cheesy pictures from this afternoon. Neither of us will ever be professional photographers :)