Top 11 in 2011

As 2011 comes to a close, I can say without a doubt that it has been the very best of my life. We’ve had so many great moments this year so I thought it would be fun to recap with a top 11 list.  They are listed in chronological order and linked back to specific posts from the year.

11.  Finding out that our sweet baby was a little girl

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10. Our vacation to beautiful Cape Town, South Africa


9. Leaving Africa and going home to Texas and seeing my family and Oscar and Grace for the first time in over a year


8. Visiting Germany and Austria


7.  The birth of our precious baby girl (and all of the wonderful moments that have come since. Being a Mommy has been the best part of this year, hands down!)


6. Jesse meeting his daughter for the first time

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4. Being reunited with Jesse when Emerson was 8 weeks old after saying good-bye when she was just two weeks old

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5. Spending time with family and friends in Texas and North Carolina


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3. Our big move and Emerson’s first trip overseas



2. Attending the Marine Corps Ball at the amazing Emirates Palace


1. Spending our first Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas as a family of three. 


Oh, what a year it has been! Just when I think life can’t get any sweeter, it does! Bring on 2012!


Anna & Kirby said...

I remember reading about some of those early Emerson and Daddy moments... gosh time goes by so quickly! I'm excited to continue to watch her grow!

Mom said...

It has been a busy year. So glad I got to spend so much of it with you and Emerson. Looking so forward to seeing you next week. We love you.

Andrea said...

You have had a great year! What a fun way to look back. And I'm so jealous of your travels =)

The Jeffcoats said...

What a busy year it has been for your sweet family! So excited for you to be experiencing this "thing" called mommyhood! I knew once you became a mommy yourself your life would change forever!! I'm praying that I get to see you in 2012 and our girls can finally meet!! ;) I'm going to have to steal this post by the way!

Anonymous said...

Oh wonderful pics! Looks like you all had an amazing year

Lindsey said...

Love the top 11 in 2011 idea! Sweet memories!

ajs {of MN} said...

super eventful 2011- cheers to a happy new year, 2012!

Mrs. Magnolia said...

What a blessed year y'all have had!! Thanks for the awesome blog!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Looks like a perfect year, thanks for sharing!

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