A Big Year - 2012 In Review

As I was writing this recap post I realized how much has changed for our little family in the past year - I look back at the pictures from last January and I can hardly believe how far we've come since then! So here is our year, in a nutshell.


-I was forced into making New Year's resolutions, which I usually don't.

-Wyatt turned 11 months old!

-Wyatt gave his first high-five on the 13th!

-Wyatt's first word ("dog") on the 15th!

-Wyatt said "dada" on the 18th.

-Wyatt danced with me on the 26th - it was so cute.

-Wyatt started to drop his army crawl and crawled on his hands and knees on the 28th.


-Wyatt pulled himself up to his feet on the 4th!

-Derek got a new job that allowed me to drop down to just working Fridays!  

-I opened up a little bit about my fears on trying to get pregnant again. I visited my fertility doctor and started HCG shots for my luteal phase defect.

-Wrote about my experience with homeschooling, which you can read here, here, here, and here.


-I featured the Ucherek's, a missionary family, on my blog!  Missionary features are something I would still like to do more of, so if you are a missionary - shoot me an e-mail!


-Wyatt started drinking through a straw on the 8th and lost another tooth.

-Wrote a post about some disturbing vaccine info I found out about.

-Wrote a series on basic blog designing, which you can read here, here, here, and here.

-Shared Wyatt's one year old and cake smash photos!

-Found a new home for Miss Quincy, which was bittersweet (and I still miss her, by the way).

-On April 29, 2012 I officially found out I was pregnant!  It took 8 months of trying this time, and that positive test was such an answer to prayer!


-Wyatt turned 15 months old!

-I went on a work trip to Las Vegas with my sister.

-We took a weekend trip to visit my grandma and her husband Bill!  We had a lovely time, even though I was pretty queasy most of the trip (thankfully my morning sickness is usually pretty mild).

-I read and shared my thoughts on the Hunger Games.  I had mixed emotions. (Please don't hate me).

-Saw our baby via ultrasound twice!  Started progesterone supplements as well since my levels were low.


-Summer is in full swing!  We went swimming and bought a new car for me (yay!).

-Started a friendship series on the blog, which you can read about here (scroll to the end of the post for a full list of the posts in the series).


-Hosted a giveaway in which you all searched for a hidden pregnancy clue that I shared before the official announcement - you can find the answer here!

-14 and 16 week pregnancy updates. 

-My dear friend Hazel lost her mom and we took a small road trip to the funeral.  I have so many good memories with Hazel and her mom, it was an awful loss, but I know we'll see her again in Heaven.

-My boss took us on a shopping day, which was a ton of fun!

-My computer died, and we bought a Mac.

-My uncle died suddenly in a car crash - it was a hard time for everyone in our family.

-We went on a family picnic.


-Went swimming as a family.

-18 and 20 week pregnancy updates.

-Wyatt turned a year and half old!

-We enjoyed a campfire at my parents house.

-On August 29, 2012 we had an ultrasound and found out we were expecting a sweet baby GIRL!

-On the 29th Wyatt also took three steps all by himself!  It was an exciting day!


-We had a gender reveal party to announce the gender to our family and friends!  You can read about the invitations, the games, and the whole gender reveal party here.

-22 and 24 week pregnancy updates.

-I started going to MOPS, and had a fall craft day with my mom and sister.

-I bought some crayon melts for Wyatt!  This was significant for me, and you can read why here.

-Wyatt took 10 steps all by himself on the 17th!

-Wyatt told me "I love you" spontaneously on the 22nd.


-We went to the corn maze!

-26 and 28  and 30 weeks pregnant!

-I finally got to share the news that my sister is pregnant!

-We went on vacation to visit my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, and we had a lovely time as always!

-I decided all the link-ups and giveaways were getting out of control on the blog, and decided to cut back so I could write more of what I wanted to write.


-We had our maternity pictures taken!

-I shared about Wyatt learning to walk!

-32 and 34 weeks pregnant!

-Wyatt turned 21 months old!

-We celebrated Thanksgiving, and I was so thankful for all of the blessings the Lord gave us this year!

-We found out on Thanksgiving that my sister is expecting a baby BOY!  I finally have permission to share.  It feels good to get that off my chest!

-I finished a blanket for Baby Girl that I started three years ago.


-We went to a Christmas parade with Wyatt.

-36 and 38 weeks pregnant!  A little protein showed up at my 37 week check, so I was hoping she'd come before I had to be induced.

-Finally shared pictures from when Derek went bull riding!

-Shared some pictures of me and Wyatt in the last weeks before his sister arrived.

-Hit my 1000th post (and part two, my 1001st post).

-Finished the kid's room and shared pictures.

-Welcomed our daughter on the 27th!! You can read her birth story here.

-Celebrated Derek's birthday in the hospital!

-Celebrated New Year's Eve at home with Wyatt and Gwendolyn!

It's been such a big year for our family - we've been through a couple job changes, Wyatt has grown so much since last January (it kind of blows my mind to think about it), and our family has grown to four members!   We feel so blessed, and I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for us in 2013!

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Sharon said...

that seems like a very big year!
what a cute blog you have :) i really like it


Laura Anne said...

Wow. What a year!

Here's to an incredible 2013 for you and your family!

Elyse B. said...

Great post Callie! I love doing our "year in review" post for the blog. It is truly amazing to see the blessings and changes God has brought for you this year. What a fabulous year! I just have to tell you how much I love reading all your posts. I can't wait to see what comes for you and your beautiful family in 2013.

Melanie said...

Wow what a year! I didnt realize how much you had going on but you sure did..lots of blessings along the way too!! Great post!

Brittney said...

What a blessed year!!

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