This year was uh-ma-zing. That is probably an understatement. I’ve been rehashing the 12 months before on January one for the past couple of years now, and I will always remember this year as a favorite.. the year of so many milestones- in my marriage, spiritually, emotionally, physically. I wish I had hours to go over every detail- but, most likely you will get bored, and I would end up with two very unhappy and huuunngry babies to deal with.
I will leave you with a recap of my favorite memories of 2012
After moving to Fort Worth in August 2011, we lost the ease of close proximity of friends and family, requiring that we spent so much more time together. I loved hanging out with my bestest friend all the time!
We also finally completed the 6 month ReEngaged curriculum through the marriage ministry at Watermark- such a milestone for us!
We spent Valentine’s Day in at home with a living room picnic of homemade pizza and red wine.
..and I got a new lunchbox. Serious highlight I cannot forget
We also embraced the foodie community of Fort Worth with yummy dinners out on the town. Tim Love’s The Woodshed was walking distance from the loft- so we dined there frequently.
Celebrated Jordan’s 30th birthday with a surprise party hosted by his momma and me.
We also had some St. Patty’s Day fun with some of our favorites!
This was also the month we decided to make a visit to the reproductive endocrinologist for some help we thought we needed. We were so ready to be pregnant.
Just days after this fun time with friends we found out we were pregnant:) So did Diana and Chris!
Summer is upon us, and we took full advantage of watching the Rangers win a few.
Diana and I are both pregnant in this picture..and not telling anyone just yet:)
This picture was taken just minutes after telling the Dunaway’s we were preggo!
This was a busy month!
Jordan and I announce we are pregnant!!
We celebrated Landon’s first birthday with Elmo
Had an amazing time at Cedar Creek Lake for a mini-vacay.
We also revealed that we are having..
The blog underwent a face lift in honor of the new babies
We celebrated 7 years of marriage. I adore him more and more as each day passes.
My sweet friends at work surprised me with a baby shower luncheon
Finally we moved into our new home!
Just two weeks after going on modified bed rest, I was placed on strict bed rest due to funneling and decreased cervical length. Thankfully it resolved itself, but I was forced to stay in the bed to keep these babies put! Not what I had planned, but so thankful to have been able to be home to take care of myself.
My mom came to visit and wait on me
October brought (more) Baby Showers galore! These were so, so much fun:)
A Sugar and Spice themed shower hosted by my best girlfriends
We even got to have an impromptu maternity shoot. I thought I was destined to be without maternity photos, but my girls came through to surprise me after the shower.
With on and off again talk of early delivery, we hit major milestones with this twin pregnancy- reaching 36 weeks! Just a week shy of being full term. The nursery was finally finished and we were so excited to meet our baby girls:)
One last belly picture: 37 Weeks and 1 day
We welcomed our healthy baby girls!
Had pictures taken within a week of being born
Spent our first Christmas as a family of four with BB and Poppa. We were elated to watch Parker and Jolie’s first Christmas turn into a white one!
What a way to end this amazing year. There were so many ups and downs- especially with the unavoidable risk and difficulty that comes with carrying twins, but we have been incredibly blessed. I am beyond thankful for all of the wonderful people in our lives.. each one of you have impacted us on a different level throughout this wild year of unknowns. Life is so unexpected- but I know and have faith in His perfect plan for me, for Jordan, and now for my little Jolie and Parker.
I cannot wait to see what’s in store for us Massey’s in 2013. How exciting to think about!
Happy Happy New Year, sweet friends!
January 1, 2013