Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011... a year in review

Wow! Can not believe 2011 has come and gone. We started out 2011 with big plans... buy another house, and try to have a baby. We also knew that we had a very busy year of traveling, since Bret's two sisters were getting married, and our BFF's Dan and Erin were also getting married. We knew 2011 was going to be busy... AND WE were right!! We found out I was pregnant on Jan. 26th- making that one goal to cross off the list. :)

We were so happy... just couldn't believe it. In February we starting seriously looking for a new house, located in South Chandler, just about 10 minutes away from where we were currently located. Our hopes in this new house that it would be 'the house' that we would raise our family in.

In May, we traveled to Nebraska, Bret's homeland to be apart of his sister Tami and Jesse's wedding. Bret was a groomsmen for Jesse. We love being able to spend the time with family, and were so happy for Tami and Jesse!

June took us to Durango, Colorado to be apart of Dan and Erin's wedding. Erin is my BFF and she was the maid of honor in my wedding, and I was honored when she asked me to return the favor for her. Bret was a HUGE part of this wedding, as he was the officiator of the ceremony! Dan and Erin's wedding was special to us because we've been a part of their love from the beginning! I remember their first date, we were there for the proposal, and all the events that a wedding offers!

In the midst of Erin and Dan's wedding we were closing on the house... quite the stressful time for Bret! I was lucky enough that he took on the house responsibilities- stress and pregnancy is not a good mix! :)

At the end of June, we went back to Colorado for Bret's younger sister Sarah's wedding. They were married outside of Colorado Springs @ Palmer Lake. Such a beautiful scene for a wedding!

What a fun way to spend a summer, celebrating love with people that mean so much to us! We are so happy for all three couples! <3

After all the weddings, it was 'go-time' for all the repairs that needed to be done to the house before we actually moved in. We managed to get all work done in 2 weeks, and were able to move in July 9th! It was good timing for us, as we still had time to settle in before our babe came in October.

Fast forward to October, baby Dane arrived! With that, Nana and Papa came in from NE, as well as Tami and his dad Royce.

Whew! What an exciting year 2011 was for us! We have so much to be thankful for. We look forward to 2012, and the joys it will bring to us.

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