Counting the Many Blessings of 2012

Posted on December 31, 2012 at: 11:09 am  -  Comments

As 2012 comes to a close, I am so grateful for all that this year has brought me and my family. If I could describe the year in one word, it would be blessed. It will be hard for 2013 to top 2012 because there is so much greatness that came from it.

This year……

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I celebrated my last few weeks of pregnancy by showing off my bump strutting down the runway for New York Fashion Week.

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Harlan’s excitement for her little sister grew by the second.

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I relished in every single moment that Harlan and I had together with just the two of us.

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I came into this year as a mother of one little girl and come out of it as the mother of two.

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Avery Rose Jimeson came into this world on March 4, blessing us more than we could have ever imagined.

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These girls became instant best friends.

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 And I learned how to juggle life with a baby again.

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Harlan learned just what being a big sister is really all about.

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We celebrated being girly girls.

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And learned some new dance moves.

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This girl became my bright and shining star.

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And this girl became our little rockstar.

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We spent vacations together as a family. (And Har became a photographer.)

 

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Angry Avery made her very first appearance.

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I was tested to the limit of just how tough motherhood can get.

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They learned what sisterhood is all about.

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We began our very own day dates.

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Celebrated hair that was finally long enough to play with! (It only two nearly three years.)

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Enjoyed the great joys of taking risks doing things that would generally terrify me.

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Laughed at how much fun you can have on the playground.

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Celebrated her third birthday with her very first pedicure.

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 Realized how okay I am with her being a daddy’s girl.

 

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And how lucky these two are to have each other.

 

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Harlan became just a little more independent and started preschool.

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She also learned that it’s good to stick out in the crowd and be an individual.

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I learned that no matter how early the wake up call, waking up to this smiling face is all worth it.

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She danced her way through the streets of the city.

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We continued our tradition of taking an adventure out of the city to pick apples.

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We had some precious moments.

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And some rough ones.

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Avery made some huge milestones!

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And these girls continued to melt my heart.

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I learned the true meaning of happiness.

 

 


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Comments

  1. Mamaintheburbs
    Twitter: Mamaintheburbs
    says:

    Great pictures! And what amazing memories you have! Happy and a healthy New Year to you and your family!

    1. Lauren says:

      Thank you Kelly. Happy New Year!

  2. YUMMommy
    Twitter: YUMMommies
    says:

    Sounds like 2012 was good year for you all. Wishing you all even more happiness in 2013!
    YUMMommy recently posted..2012 Recap

    1. Lauren says:

      Thank you so much!

  3. Kelli | Sweetness of Life & Motherhood
    Twitter: SweetLifeMommy
    says:

    I loved starting the 1st day of my morning reading in 2013 with your beautiful post and photos. You have a beautiful family and I look forward to reading more this year!
    Kelli | Sweetness of Life & Motherhood recently posted..Comment on Share Your Strength by Kids Kicking Hunger… Happy New Year! | Sweetness of Life & Motherhood

    1. Lauren says:

      Thank you, Kelli!

  4. Patty
    Twitter: pattyaizaga
    says:

    The girls are so precious! What a wonderful year for you all. Wishing you all the best for 2013!
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    1. Lauren says:

      Thank you so much Patty! Happy New Year.