Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 in Review

I can't believe that today is the last day of 2012. This year has absolutely flown by!

Here is a little recap of your year.


We took our very first trip to NYC. We took the train from NC and it was amazing. 
Kyle received his Senior Parachutist Badge:


Kyle unfortunately lost his grandfather, we traveled to Erie, PA for the funeral. Kyle was a pallbearer and his Mom asked him to be in uniform:
I was excited to finally have LASIK eye surgery done. I now have 20/15 vision wahoo!


We celebrated the 1st anniversary of my Mom's passing. 

We had our annual Easter trip to Myrtle Beach, it was our last and we were so sad!

We unfortunately went through our 4th miscarriage during our fertility journey.

We attended our last Black Falcon Formal:

We also celebrated Kyle's 27th birthday:
We were officially farewelled from the Black Falcons and the 82nd Airborne:

We began our journey to Fort Huachuca, Arizona!


We spent 2 wonderful weeks with family in Las Vegas. We were able to celebrate my Dad's birthday with him.

We settled into our new home in AZ:

We celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary at the happiest place on earth:


I went back to Disneyland with my sister, Lisa and niece, Kylie:

We fulfilled a lifelong dream of mine and went to Tombstone:
We traveled to Las Vegas for our nephew, Grayson's, 1st birthday:

We celebrated my 27th birthday:


Our niece, Kylie, started Kindegarten:
We took an amazing trip to the Grand Canyon:


My Dad came to visit us in Arizona:
My in-laws also came to visit:

We went to our first NFL Game:


I spent almost the whole month in Las Vegas with family. Even took the kids to a fun pumpkin patch:
We celebrated my brother-in-law and new sister in law's (Justin and Erin) wedding:

We found out we were going to Fort Bliss, Texas! We traveled to El Paso and signed a contract on this beautiful home:


I traveled to Las Vegas to celebrate our niece's 6th birthday and my sister's birthday:

We celebrated Thanksgiving with my family:


Kyle graduated the MICCC:

We officially moved to El Paso and spent our first Christmas in our new home:

Well that is our 2012 in review! I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2013! Let's make it a great one!

Happy New Year!


  1. Oh what a lovely post, Jen. Through the ups and downs, your positivity really shines through and is so contagious. You are such a lovely person and I have only the BEST WISHES for you and your husband in the new year to come xoxo

  2. You guys had a really busy/big year, too! Wishing you all the best in 2013. :)

  3. You had such a wonderful 2012... hopefully 2013 will be just as wonderful and involve a little one!

  4. You are a really strong woman, Jen! You've had a lot of ups and downs this year, and I wish you a healthy, happy new year filled with tons of "ups" :)

  5. Hope you have a wonderful 2013!!

  6. You got to spend so much time with family this year! I'm jealous!
    It looks like it could've been a hard year, but you never stopped smiling in those pictures :)

  7. What an amazing and emotional year y'all have had! Even through the ups and downs, the love you have for each other never fails to show through in these photos :) I firmly believe that 2013 will be your year to shine in every aspect of your life!

    I hope this new year brings nothing but happiness for y'all!

  8. Great recap! Such ups and downs you went through but I'm really positive you're going to have an awesome 2013!

  9. such a big year! love the recap!

  10. I really loved reading your recap and seeing your beautiful photos. You had to go through some hard things this year, but what I keep seeing in those pix is your beautiful smile. I hope 2013 serves you well, Happy New Year!

  11. Love the had quite the year!

  12. Awesome pictures, love your 2012 review! Happy, most awesome New Year of 2013 to you!

  13. Happy New Year! Hope 2013 is good to you!

  14. Looks like we all did a wonderful review of our year. lol. Happy New Year to you and your husband!!

  15. Ah, glad to have found your blog! Thanks for the year in review. Happy New Year! If you get a chance, I would love for you to stop by and check out my favorites in WORK, DAY and PLAY style from 2011...the year sure does fly by! Have a wonderful day.

    xo Grace

  16. You had some ups and downs, but overall it looks like a fantastic year! Happy New Year! xoxo

  17. Happy New Year to you!
    You two were some traveling people!!! With all that, career progression, PCS'ing and a new home...I bet the year did fly by!

  18. I absolutely love reading your entries - so I apologize if you get three plus notifications from my comments! Sounds like you had a year feel with trials that made you stronger and blessings that made you ever thankful! Here's to another great year of lessons, opportunities and love!


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