My favorite picture of my Sunshine T-Rex in 2012.
Looking back on 2012 in pictures sure does show me that we had a lot of fun in 2012. Here are just a few (just a few because if I did all my favorites, this would be the longest blog post in history) of my favorites things from 2012:
January – Novalie hit the super duper jackpot at the arcade and won 1,000 tickets!
February – Celebration dinner at Olive Garden for passing off all of her multiplication tables. If you know Novalie and her struggles with math, you will know this was a HUGE accomplishment!
March – Kevin surprised Novalie with a 3DS. She sure loves that thing!
April – A trip to Washington to visit Kevin’s side of the family.
April – While in Washington, we got to meet Myra and Will! Novalie loves her new baby cousins!
April – Also on our trip to Washington, we got to visit with great friends.
May – Novalie’s last day of 3rd grade. Hello summer vacation!
May – Last day of 3rd grade with the best 3rd grade teacher EVER. We loved her!
June – Novalie spent the month of June recovering from her tonsillectomy, but she was well enough in time to go camping for her birthday! My grown-up beautiful 9 year old!
July – I big heart love the 4th of July! From the parade to the fireworks, I love celebrating America!
July – Two fabulous weekends spent at Bear Lake at my sister’s cabin. Serious fun was had by all.
August – Another fun visit to Washington. Uncle Keith taught Novalie how to shoot a bow and arrow. She was a natural. (Keith said so)
August – Brigham City Temple open house. Such a neat, special experience that I hope Novalie remembers forever.
August – A lot of swimming happened. We triple ♥ swimming.
September – First day of 4th grade!
October – The most beautiful hike I have ever been on. It was a hard one and I was so proud of Novalie for getting to the end where a beautiful waterfall was.
October – My creative vampire mermaid. Best costume creativity to date. Halloween was a near perfect day for us. As Kevin’s favorite holiday, we had a great one!
November – We said goodbye to iCarly with a spaghetti taco party.
December – Christmas day. We had a blessed and happy Christmas season.
I have a list of things that I want so badly to happen in 2013. Big things. But, looking back through 2012, it is the little things and the experiences we provide for Novalie that make a great life. My little family of 3 have each other and we are healthy. With those two things, we can face anything.