2012 Year in Review...According to My iPhone

I have over 2,000 pictures on my iPhone.
So I figured it was time to start transferring some of them to my computer.
And as I was going through them, I realized just how much happened this past year.
Then it hit me...duh....a year in review blog post was totally in order.

And so I bring you my 2012 Year in Review....According to my iPhone.


Your eyes aren't deceiving you.
I found out I was preggers on January 27th.
And on January 28th, I miscarried at 4 weeks.  

I experienced a range of emotions during that time.
But you know what...I didn't really feel sadness.
I think it's because it all happened so fast...less than 24 hours to be exact. 

I still often think about why God wanted me to know I was pregnant. And you're probably wondering what I mean by that, huh? Basically, my friend Kim had arranged for a group of us to go skydiving for her 30th birthday on January 28th. I had a feeling I might be pregnant, so I bought a couple of home pregnancy tests & scheduled a last minute doctor's appointment on the afternoon of the 27th. My doctor confirmed I was pregnant so I of course had to cancel skydiving. I woke up on the morning of the 28th and {I'll spare you the details} knew I needed to call my doc & head over to the ER. Anyway, I say I wonder why God wanted me to know I was pregnant because if it wasn't for skydiving, I wouldn't have scheduled that last minute doctor's appointment the day before. And would've just assumed that I was starting my cycle late because at that point I would've only been 4 days late. I have thought about this off and on over the past year, and haven't come to any conclusion.

And now that we are ready to start a family, I'm definitely a little nervous and have a lot of questions. What if I have another miscarriage? What if I'm further along this time? What if it takes me a long time to get pregnant? What if I can't carry to term for some reason? What if I NEVER get pregnant? WHEW.

When I start with the 20 questions, God brings Jeremiah 29 to remembrance:

"...For I know the plans that I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the Lord, "and I will bring you back from captivity...." - Jeremiah 29:11-14a

So rather than question a future I have no control over, I'm trusting the Lord with His plans for my life. And I'm thankful for this experience & all it taught me about myself.


My hubby's father passed away in February. He didn't really have much of a relationship with him as a kid...or as an adult. But he decided to go to the funeral to pay his last respects...and for closure. He met 2 of his half brothers for the first time and a slew of other family members. It was definitely a bittersweet time for him...for us. And I'm so glad I was able to be there for him. 


My friend Robin invited me & 10 other girls to a weekend crafting retreat at an adorable B&B. I love scrapbooking and crafts but rarely make time for either. So needless to say that it was a ton of fun and a VERY relaxing time. Looking forward to the next retreat!

The momentum continued after the retreat {evidenced in the photo above}.
Who knew tape + water colors + a canvas could keep little people quiet for so long?


Hubby & the Easter Bunny taking a quick pic at church on Easter.
While real kids wait in line to take a picture. ;)

I traveled to Nashville in April to meet up with some of my college girlfriends! We all live in different places now (Dallas, Memphis & Atlanta) so we only get to see each other a couple times a year. And there are usually husbands, kids, and other interruptions around. :) So it was SO nice to just have a girls' weekend...with no interruptions. The weather was icky that weekend but it didn't matter because we definitely kept each other entertained!


{1} By May, it was warm enough for swimming. So we took Kendall & my nephew, Dominick, to the interactive fountain nearby to release some kid energy.

{2} Thanks to Pinterest, I made a few Quick Bread in a Jar Mother's Day gifts for a few deserving moms in our community.

Us & 3 other couples took a little 2-hour road trip to Granbury for a Memorial Day Weekend Couples Retreat. It was an a-ma-zing weekend! We learned a lot about each other, challenged one another, encouraged one another, ate REALLY good, and even had a little fun. ;) 


{1} Going away party for my good friend, Brittany, who traveled to Australia & Uganda for a 6-month discipleship program. I love her. She's so amazing.

{2} Father's Day lunch with my daddy.

{3} My handsome bro-in-law's graduation day.

This picture makes me laugh.
This is what you call GOOD sleep. :)



My dessert contribution for our 4th of July family gathering.
Courtesy of Pinterest, of course.

{1} Birthday party for Kendall's friend, Willow.

{2} Baby shower for my sweet friend, Rori.

{3} My first trip to Boston...for work.


Supporting Chick fil A. :)


{1} Daddy's birthday.


{2} A night at the Texas State Fair just days before Big Tex burned to the ground. RIP Big Tex. :(

{3} Halloween-themed sleepover with our favorite family, the Sullivan's.

{4} My 2 fave little people & a pancake breakfast made with love by hubby.

{5} The return of my favorite reality show, Tia & Tamera. My favorite twins! I love them!


{1} The return of the Starbucks red holiday cup.

{2} Pre-Thanksgiving dinner for the residents in our community.

{3} Date night! Heading to a friend's 30th birthday party.

{4} Kendall turns 6!

{5} Black Friday at Target. :|


{1} Holiday craft event for our residents.

{2} Flowers from my hubby for my 31st birthday.

{3} Hanging with old friends.

{4} Holiday nails!

{5} Heading out for girls' night out!

{6} Pet sitting for a friend. She is Craig's-List-Obsessed and randomly found a hamster, complete with a cage and supplies for $20! haha! It's a Christmas surprise for her kiddos, so we agreed to allow the little rodent to live with us for a week.

{7} Coffee date with my friends, Brittany & Heather.

{8} Our tree!

So typical of me to let a whole year go by without reflecting on where I've been.
And where I'm going.
So I had a lot of fun putting this post together.
I'm excited for the new year & all that's in store.
And about documenting it ALL here on my blog. :)

The unfailing love of the LORD never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. I say to myself, "The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!" - Lamentations 3:22-24 


  1. What a great post?! I imagine it was hard to choose just one event for each month. I love it! Proud of you for sharing about January as well. God is amazing in the ways He chooses to reveal things to us! I'm sure God's plan is much better than anything you could imagine!

  2. New Follower!! Found you though the link up! Love your Year in Review!!Hope to get to know you better! Love your blog... and if you have time check me out at http://www.kjaggers.com Happy New Year! K Jaggers

  3. Hi I found you through the blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. Have a great week.


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