Year in Review | 2012

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.

Look back at 2011
Look back at 2010

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!

Jordan and Chris.. never a dull moment.

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.


The Tapella’s hosted us for an extra special Supper ClubLobster!  Yumm!

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

My winning recipe was featured in Simple & Delicious


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

I also had my first ‘official’ baby shower.. but alas, stayed in the horizontal position

October brought (more) Baby Showers galore!  These were so, so much fun:)

The Massey Shower

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

  1. Sarah Tucker says:

    I learned so much moreee about you bc of this post! Congrats on everything that happened for you and Jordan this year! Y'all are so blessed! Happy New Year!! Xo! Yay for 2013 🙂

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Happy New Year! Looks like y'all had a great year! I am a HUGE Rangers fan, too!!! Your family is so beautiful! Have a happy 2013!! 🙂

  3. The Joiners says:

    What an exciting year, for sure! Crazy to think you never would have seen this coming at this time last year… best surprise ending ever, I'm sure 🙂

  4. Brista says:

    This is all so sweet!! I just recently found your blog! Sounds like a fabulous year!!

  5. Jessica says:

    An amazing year! Happiest New Year. Hope 2013 is the best yet!

  6. Such a great year for you guys! You have a beautiful family! Happy New Year!!!

  7. Lauren says:

    Hi Amber! I just found your blog through Grace Patton. My husband and I live in Dallas and we go to Watermark too! I just thought that was funny. We have an 8 month old daughter- you are in for lots of fun!

  8. The Witt's says:

    I am not home bound just like you were due to my darling daughter sitting too low for my dr's liking… Started to contract when I was on the monitor and had to be given meds to stop it… Thanks for this blog so I can feel I have a support system behind me… Can't wait to see more pictures of your adorable girls….