I can't believe 2011 is over already. This year seemed to go really fast, but I feel like I've said that ever since I graduated college. I know the school years always seemed to fly by when I was teaching, then summers went too quickly, and now with kids of my own, our days are a blur sometimes! It's crazy to me.
This year has had its ups and downs, but of course the highlight of 2011 of watching our family and our hearts grow with the addition of Riley Savannah. Experiencing the blessing of a newborn through the eyes of her big brother has been amazing. Watching Jarrod become the Daddy of two. Seeing parts of me every time I look at our daughter. It's been more than I ever expected. Every parent worries while pregnant with their second, I think, how they'll ever be able to love another child as much as they love their first, but it just happens. From the second Dr. Schmitz placed her on my chest, it was love.
I'm looking forward to a lot of good things in 2012. This week has been a very stressful week dealing with issues with our Ohio house, and I hope 2012 brings answers , and we're able to move on and make the best out of the situation. I know that we're so so lucky to have all we do have, and I have to try my hardest to stay positive and realize it could be much worse.
To end the year, how about two photos of the most adorable kiddos around? The weather here has been gorgeous, so we got to spend some time outside yesterday and I captured a lot of beautiful shots, but these are my favorites. Happy New Year, everyone!